Last week the CSO RE & Spirituality Team hosted Professor Massimo Faggioli from Villa Nova Pensylvannia who addressed several diocesan groups on Vatican II and its history, relevance and impact upon society and the Catholic Church fifty years since the event.
During the past week I have accompanied members of the Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) on a road trip to three locations in our diocese. This will continue again this week with visits to three other locations.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Mt 11:28).
This message is prepared each week for the publication of our Tuesday diocesan e-news – Dio Update. This week’s Dio Update falls on 4 July, the day we remember as American Independence Day, the day in 1776 on which the then thirteen American colonies claimed their independence from the British Empire and became the United States of America.
Here we are back into Ordinary Time and the resounding message in this week’s Gospel (Matthew 10:26-33) is ‘Do not be afraid’.
At the end of a rainy weekend, I am at my desk, pleased to be warm and dry, while pondering those whose lives are not so fortunate.
The challenge for me this week is that I am writing this message one week early.