One week into the COVID-19 restrictions and we are realising that what we thought was our strength can also be our weakness. Like most Catholic communities, Tighes Hill was centred on Sunday Eucharist.
Recently, people have begun saying that we are not so much facing climate change as climate destruction. Yes, the words are alarming but they echo the UN’s recent IPCC report that said "rapid and far-reaching" actions are needed to prevent dangerous global warming. Our response could be resignation and despair or personal action and righteous anger. The latter approach is being taken by the Living the Change campaign.
It must have been a sight for the café set of Islington. A small bus and three cars park and about two dozen people spill out and huddle under the trees in Islington Park. We have with us a large crucifix we use as a processional cross in liturgies. The group then walks down to the front of the Vinnies store and after gathering there for a few minutes, returns to the vehicles and drives off. A car rally? No, some members of the Tighes Hill church community on pilgrimage to the Holy Door.