We hope to have liturgical, educational and theological resources available to download shortly. It is our hope that these resources will promote awareness, and be used in parishes, schools and colleges, or for personal study.

You will also find some useful links to other organisations on our Links page.

For display in you chuch, community centre, HIV clinic etc:

All are welcome poster

Positive Catholics Leaflet

Positive Catholics A4 Poster

Positive Catholics A5 poster

Prayers for World AIDS Day

1.     As we mark World AIDS Day, let us remember all those living with HIV and AIDS. We pray for all those infected or affected by HIV all over the world. We pray for the doctors, nurses, scientists and carers who work for healing in this devastating pandemic. We ask God to bless the work of CAFOD and Caritas International, who serve the poor in the name of the Church. We pray for all those involved in the ‘Positive Catholics’ HIV ministry here in the UK. May God fill all of us with compassion and solidarity.

 2.      As we mark World AIDS Day on December 1, let us pray for all people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS throughout the world. Let us pray that God’s justice and mercy will extend to all who suffer in this pandemic. Let us pray for doctors and nurses, and for all Christians who put God’s love into action. We remember too, the ministry of Catholics for AIDS Prevention and Support here in the UK, praying especially for the members of the Positive Catholics HIV peer support communities in London, Southwark, Essex, and Manchester. 

Press Releases and articles
CAPS – Press Release February 7th 2014 In soladrity with LGBT Russians
The Joy of the Gospel and CAPS Ministry’ - Catholic Times Feb 2014
CAPS CatholicTimes Feb2014 Joy of Gospel VM
Catholic Times 23 Nov 2014 encounter with HIV CAPS
Catholics Times article Sept14
Universe Article 2010

Reports & Consulatations
Child Poverty Strategy Consultation Response Response to HM Government Child Poverty Strategy 2014 -17 Consultation

Housing Justice Report Aug 2013 commissioned by CAPS, completed by Housing Justice.
Peer Support Consultation in conjuction with Metro 18 January 2013

In Relation to Positive Catholics and HIV:
A Gift Weaved from Thorns - HIV as Gift and Challenge in the Church

Positive Catholics-The Universe

Julian of Norwich and a Pastoral Approach to Hiv

The Joy of the Gospel and CAPS Ministry - Catholic Times Feb 2014


For further reading and study:


General Reading

Allen, P.L., 2000. The Wages of Sin; Sex and Disease, Past and Present. London: University of Chicago Press.
Carter, M., 2008. HIV and Stigma. (2nd Edition) [online] London: NAM.
Thornhil, J., and V. Manning. Positive Catholics: Extending the Bonds of Christian Love. The Universe, Nov. 28th 2010. (Available on this page).

Theology and Hiv and Aids

Clague, J., 2004. Living Positively with Roman Catholic Teaching and Transmitting The Truth about AIDS. [online] London: Cafod.
Clifford, P., 2004. Theology and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic. London: Christian Aid.
Gill, R., ed. 2007. Reflecting Theologically on AIDS: A Global Challenge. London: SCM Press.
J. Woodward, ed. 1990. Embracing the Chaos: Theological Responses to AIDS. London: SPCK.
Leclercq, V., 2010. Blessed Are The Vulnerable: Reaching Out To Those With AIDS. New London, CT: Twenty Third Publications.
Manning, V., 2009. A Gift Weaved From Thorns: HIV as Gift and Challenge in the Church. M.A. St. Marys University College, London. (Available on this page).
Manning, V., 2011. Julian of Norwich and a Pastoral Approach to Hiv and Aids. London: The Pastoral Review. (Available on this page).
Smith, A. and E. McDonagh, 2003. The Reality of HIV/AIDS. Trocaire, Veritas, Cafod.
Dube, M. and M. R. A. Kanyoro, eds., 2004. Grant Me Justice! HIV/AIDS & Gender Readings of the Bible. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
Orabator, A. E., 2005. From Crisis to Kairos: The Mission of the Church in the Time of HIV/AIDS, Refugees and Poverty. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa.

Ethics, Moral Theology and Hiv and Aids

Keenan, J. F. ed., 2000. Catholic Ethicists On HIV/AIDS Prevention. London: Continuum.
Kelly, K.T., 1998. New Directions In Sexual Ethics: Moral Theology and the Challenge of AIDS. London: Geoffrey Chapman.
Overberg, K.R., ed., 1994. AIDS, Ethics and Religion: Embracing a World of Suffering. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
Iozzio, M. J. ed., 2008. Calling for Justice Throughout the World: Catholic Women Theologians on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. London: Continuum.
Hogan, L., 2008. Applied Ethics in a World Church: The Padua Conference. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis. (Chapter 4).
Cimperman, M., 2005. When God’s People have AIDS: An Approach to Ethics. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.

Human Sexuality

Basset, L., E. Fassin and T. Radcliffe, (contributors), 2007. Christians and Sexuality in the Time of AIDS. London: Continuum.
Cotter, J., 1993. Pleasure, Pain and Passion: Some Perspectives On Sexuality And Spirituality. Sheffield: Cairns Publications.
A. Thatcher and E. Stuart, eds. 1996. Christian Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender. Leominster: Gracewing.
Helminiak, D., 2005. What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality: Millennium Edition. New Mexico: Alamo Press.
Moore, G, 2003. A Question of Truth. London: Continuum.
Moore, G, 2001. The Body in Context. London: Continuum.
Shinnick, M., 1997. This Remarkable Gift: Being Gay and Catholic. New South Wales: Allen & Unwin.

Liturgy / Worship

Bell, J., Flesh of Our Flesh: A Service for World AIDS Day.[online], London: Christian Aid.
CAPS Newsletters can be found by going to About Us. They contain further resources and ideas for Liturgy and Worship.


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