An Association of Priests and People? – Mary O Vallely
I have always prayerfully supported this Association and do see the need for a forum in which priests can express their views etc;
Richard Rohr recently stated that it is we who have created a dualism between the sacred and the secular, the spiritual and the non-spiritual. They never have been separate. God put them together in one body that we call Jesus. This struck me most forcibly. Why then should we have a separate association for the ordained? Should we not have one bigger, more productive, more life affirming and mutually self supportive association of priests and people? The acronym could stay the same.
ACP = Association of the People of God or Association of Priests and People.
You need us just as much as we need you and I do believe the only way we can move forward effectively is by working together.
I will continue to pray for all our priests and the whole Church but I hope that somewhere a little voice may respond, “You know what, she does have a point. Let’s discuss!”
Rath Dé oraibh go léir,
Mary O Vallely, Armagh parish