27Sep The laity has spoken and the Church must learn

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have published an extraordinarily candid piece of criticism of the Church taken from a summary of responses to a consultation conducted in preparation for the forthcoming international synod of bishops in Rome next month, on the subject of marriage and family life.
An editorial in The Tablet states that "they want a Church that engages with married life and its messy difficulties realistically and humanely, not one offering idealistic textbook answers."
One respondent is quoted as saying: “It would seem that right now the Church may well have more to learn from marriage and family life than to teach.”

27Sep Presider’s Page for 27 September (Ordinary Time 26)

All are welcome in this place: anyone who is not against us is for us. All may gather here to worship God our Saviour.

27Sep 27th September. 26th Sunday, Ordinary Time

St Vincent de Paul is not celebrated this year. (See below)

1st Reading: Numbers 11:25-29

Moses wants to shared leadership of God’s People with others who have gifts of prophecy

Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke … Read the rest

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