October’s At the Foot of the Cross comes out as we approach the end of the month so we felt it appropriate to look ahead to November and the month of the Holy Souls when we pray for and remember our loved ones and friends who have died.
Canon Christopher Thomas, General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference, joins us to talk about how our parishes mark this important month – starting with the Feast of All Saints on 1 November. As a priest, he shares his parish experiences of praying for the Holy Souls and gives us two poignant personal analogies to help illustrate his reflections.
We also hear from two guest contributors. Firstly we catch up with Fr Jan Nowotnik in Rome, a non-bishop voting member of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Participants have been discussing the mission of the Church in the 21st Century for almost a month now. Fr Jan, an expert on ‘synodality’, shares his experiences.
We conclude by talking to economist Philip Booth, our Director of Policy and Research, about a new cost of living statement from the Department for Social Justice of the Bishops’ Conference.
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