04Aug Ministry with the freedom of poetry and the colour of marriage

Seamus Ahearne casts his eye over some of the topics that are currently exercising bloggers and bishops; i.e seminaries and diaconate and the future of ministry.
Seamus as usual views them in the wider context of living the good news, of being a living church. "Deacons. Students. Priests. Bishops. Everyone. All of us have to find our bearings in that mess. The tidiness of the past is gone. The Church has to lose control. Ministers have to be strong. Men, women, married, unmarried (as ministers) – who cares (it is so totally unimportant). All that matters is the world of faith is celebrated with humility."

04Aug 04 August. Thursday, Week 18

St John Vianney, optional memorial

1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34

The new covenant will not be inscribed on rock but on the flesh of the heart; all will know the Lord and be forgiven their sins

The days are surely coming, …

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