Posts Tagged ‘Gaudium et Spes’

Cardijn Institute highlights lay apostolate to Synod

Thursday, October 19th, 2023
lay apostolate

Lay apostolate groups worldwide have made their voices heard at the synod in Rome. Current and former lay leaders from 33 countries – many in the Global South – all endorsed and are signatories to a joint statement “Contribution to the First Assembly of the Synod on Synodality”. Lay apostolate group concerns Australian Cardijn Institute Read more

Shakeup good for the Church

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Sacrosanctum Concilium,

The arson at the Palmerston North Cathedral shows the local Church as resilient people who can adapt to change. This is good because change is the only constant in life. If we had planned sharing churches, there would have been a riot. Instead, we have shown that we can move easily between churches, although everyone Read more

Germany’s synodal path has failed

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Cardinal Walter Kasper says the German way forward on its “synodal path” has failed. Kasper, who is the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity’s President Emeritus, points to the Second Vatican Council’s path in synodal fellowship. The Church would have a future only if it continued on that path – a path that the German Read more

The bishops have lost interest in civic engagement

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The decision by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to close down Catholic News Service was terrible in terms of lowering the standards of Catholic journalism. It was terrible, also, because of its ecclesial significance, which is a related but different concern, one that strikes at a deeper issue for the nation’s bishops. The Read more

Always together: Pope Francis

Monday, October 4th, 2021
always together

The heart of the Gospel is the proclamation of the Reign of God, in the person of Jesus himself, the Emmanuel, God-Is-With-Us. In him, God brings his project of love for humanity to fulfillment, establishing his lordship over creatures and sowing the seed of divine life in human history, transforming it from within. Certainly the Read more

Church’s new life; ‘congregation’ outside its walls

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

The first time the Rev. Kelly Chatman stepped into the pulpit at Redeemer Lutheran Church 17 years ago, he looked out at his new congregation — 30, maybe 35 people at the most — and got a sinking feeling in his stomach. “I wondered if I had made a mistake,” he said recently. After 25 Read more