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Heart to Heart

Issue #458

Date posted on January 28, 2022

CARL HETU IS THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada, effective February 14, 2022. He returns to the organization following 18 years as National Director of CNEWA Canada, where he opened the Ottawa office in 2005 and coordinated awareness, educational and development activities. He looks forward to the coming years of working with the CCODP staff, engaging the public and promoting the organization’s mission in collaboration with its partners in the global south. We offer our congratulations and good wishes as Carl takes on this new service to the Church in Canada!

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Issue #457

Date posted on January 21, 2022

THE REEL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL IS BACK! Join us January 27, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for the screening of “There is Something in the Water”, with special guest speaker Dr. Ingrid Waldron, the HOPE Chair in Peace and Health with the Global Peace and Social Justice Program at McMaster University. The film documents environmental racism as Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women fight to protect their communities, land and future. Dr. Waldron co-produced the film, which is based on her book of the same title about the environmental and health impacts of inequality. The Reel Justice Film Festival is a partnership between Development and Peace – Hamilton Diocesan Council and the Bishop Farrell Library and Archives. Register online.

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Issue #456

Date posted on January 14, 2022

IN HIS APOSTOLIC LETTER, APERUIT ILLIS, Pope Francis instituted the Sunday of the Word of God, to be celebrated on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. So, next Sunday we celebrate Bible Sunday in the Diocese of Hamilton. This annual celebration provides the opportunity on one Sunday of the liturgical year to renew our efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and to encourage a regular dialogue with the living Word. Given the restrictions of pandemic life, the Diocese has prepared a variety of digital resources (both for adults and children) for this year’s celebration with specific focus on the Gospel of St. Luke (Year C).

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Issue #455

Date posted on January 7, 2022

STORIES OF A GENERATION WITH POPE FRANCIS is the title of a warm, uplifting and inspirational series on NETFLIX. The series began on December 25th – and is based on the Pope’s 2018 book, Sharing the Wisdom of Time, published by Loyola Press. The series showcases stories from people over 70 from all quarters of the globe, including the Pope himself, as they impart their life experiences to young filmmakers. Each of its four one-hour episodes is devoted to a central theme: “Love”, “Dream”, “Struggle”, and “Work”. There are a few famous names among the stories, including Martin Scorsese and Jane Goodall, but most of those who are presented have never lived in the spotlight! If you subscribe to NETFLIX, it is well worth a watch!

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