Cardinal Vincent Nichols, in a reflection for Father’s Day, has given thanks for fathers everywhere who look to echo God, our Heavenly Father, and to the ‘Reverend Fathers’ – our priests.

In a message that looks back on the first week in which Catholic Churches, if they were safely able to do so, re-opened for private, individual prayer, the Cardinal acknowledges that there has been light in the darkness of lockdown:

“I know that’s been hard for some, but I also know it’s been a time of real opportunity for other families to get to spend time together, learning together, playing together, talking together and making contact with the wider family by all the means that the Internet gives us. And I hope those things have given fathers a great chance to be perhaps closer to their children than sometimes the demands of daily routines permits.”

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