Posts Tagged ‘Renewal’

New Ireland primate wants laity to renew Church

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The new Primate of All Ireland wants to see a humble renewal of the Irish Church led from the bottom up by the laity. Archbishop Eamon Martin became Archbishop of Armagh and Ireland’s primate following Pope Francis’s acceptance of the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady, who had turned 75. According to The Tablet, during an Read more

Structural renewal to be a Church of the poor

Friday, December 6th, 2013

It’s like a dream or a movie. In less than a year, Pope Francis has transformed the dominant discourse around Catholicism from scandal and despair to joy and the evangelical demands in light of poverty and economic exclusion. “Each individual Christian and every community,” he wrote in Evangelii Gaudium last week, “is called to be an instrument Read more

Pope John XXIII’s ideal of renewal

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The future Blessed Pope John XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli’s vision stretched far, very far.  Vatican II had to return to its evangelical roots and get rid of the shell that had built up around it over the centuries, driving it further and further away from its Master. “There will never be a Pius XIII”: to Read more

Renewal – be the change you want to see

Friday, August 5th, 2011

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.” So said Mohandas Gandhi. This was also the theme of a homily presented at the opening mass for the 129th The Knights of Columbus Convention in Denver. “Renewal begins not in vilifying others, but in examining ourselves honestly, repenting of our sins and changing ourselves. This Read more