Time to say thank you and farewell to our blog page

For the past 13 years we have shared news, updates and stories on this blog. Many supporters, volunteers, schools, parishes and other groups have been featured and have inspired others.

It started in September 2009 with the Middlesbrough 10K run and since then has promoted our appeals and reported so many humanitarian crises, encouraged participation in our various campaigns, introduced our wonderful volunteers, shared inspiring reflections and homilies, like this one given by Fr Jim O’Keefe for our 50th Anniversary in 2012 – still relevant and worth a read!

We have featured partner visits, questioned politicians and highlighted the amazing efforts of so many dedicated and generous volunteers, with their various endeavours to raise funds for our work and advocate for changes that will improve the lives of people who are in most need of help. In short, it has been a place where we have shared our journey together and for this I want to say a special word of thanks to all who have walked in solidarity with us.

It’s true that life is always moving on and we can’t stop the march of time or it seems, technology. It has been a pleasure and privilege to have shared our work on this network.

But the world of the internet and social media is a fast-changing environment and many good things must come to an end. We have concluded that it’s better to feature our thanks, celebrations, requests and stories in other places and to close down this blog. We still have plenty to share and will do so, most notably on our local page of the main website;  on our Facebook page and on our Twitter stream; CAFOD’s main events page and the CAFOD national blog.

If you haven’t followed or liked us in those places, please do. You may also want to sign up for our e-news, sent out centrally once a month with lots of interesting info and updates. You can do so on this page.

Thank you to all who have featured in these articles and to all who have helped us bring these stories together and present them on the blog, especially our office and communication volunteers.

Please do keep in touch with us. Let us know what’s happening in your parishes and schools and how amazing people are supporting CAFOD and we’ll share those stories. The blog will go offline soon, so please do keep up with us elsewhere. And thanks once again for your support.

  • Cardinal Keith O'Brien and Archbishop Rev Dr John Sentamu along with Bishop John Rawsthorne Chair of CAFOD, Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey Bp of Middlesbrough along with the readers and coordinators of the service.