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New Wineskins – Reshaping Our Responses to the Faith Challenges of Today

An event reflection by Judy Brown.  Some months ago, I attended an Adult Education evening at Grovely Parish. The guest speaker was Bishop Bill Morris. His talk was entitled “The Mission has a Church”. Two messages came through to me that both shocked and delighted me, more than just a little. The first was a deepened realisation of the absolute…
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The Plenary Council is a personal and a communal journey

The Plenary Council can and should be about our transformation and the dawning awareness that we are first and foremost a community of faith-filled people trying to follow Jesus of Nazareth. Catholic laity don’t have to wait for anyone, priest or bishop or lay leader, to invite them to the table of Listening and Dialogue…
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Discernment: to be willing to be changed

The Plenary Council is not what the Bishops will do in October 2020 and beyond. It is about what we, the people, have been doing and will continue to do through communal listening, dialogue and discernment.

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