Posts Tagged ‘missionary church’

Open theology in a synodal, missionary, and open Church

Monday, November 13th, 2023
Sacrosanctum Concilium,

A synodal, missionary, and open Church can only speak to the world through an “open” theology. Ad theologiam promovendam (November 2023) Pope Francis’s revision of the statutes of the Pontifical Academy of Theology is an important development within the discipline of contemporary theology. Francis emphasises the need for an open theology within a synodal, missionary, Read more

Memory of Christian hope and values can’t be guaranteed

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
Erik Varden

The presbyterate of the Prelature of Trondheim met in the Brigittine convent of Tiller 22-24 October 2023. This talk was given by way of introduction. Forgive me if I set off from a few personal remarks. ‘Three years have passed since I was consecrated bishop. When I arrived here, I had spent thirty years abroad. Read more

Diocese creates its own Netflix for Catholics

Monday, August 24th, 2020

In an initiative likened to Netflix for Catholics, the Australian Diocese of Parramatta has created an new online platform that provides free, ‘on-demand’ inspiration. Targeted at families, children, young people and faith communities, The Well – – was initially designed as a solution to supporting the diocese during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. The Diocese Read more

Trauma: an occupational hazard for missionaries

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The biblical mandate to “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19), should have come with this disclaimer: If you are a missioner in a conflict zone, your emotional and psychological well-being will be shredded, you will destroy your life as you currently know it and, by the way, you may be Read more