The 47th meeting of the General Secretaries of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe took place from 1 to 4 July in Birmingham. The Rector and seminarians of St. Mary’s College Oscott in Birmingham welcomed the 40 participants from 27 Episcopal Conferences, precisely on the day when Pope Francis announced the date of canonization of the Blessed Card. John Henry Newman who received his Confirmation there … Continue reading The Hierarchical and Charismatic Dimensions in the Church
The culture of the encounter was the focus of the annual meeting of the General Secretaries of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences in Europe, from June 29 to July 2, in Cyprus, the Island of the Apostles Paul and Barnabas. In Nicosia, the General Secretaries confirmed their commitment to promoting the culture of encounter within the Church, in ecumenical relations, and with the whole world. This … Continue reading Do not be afraid, I am with you!
By its very nature, the Church is based “on relationships.” In her, people meet God and meet one another. This is why she is also “in relationship” with all men and women. Pope Francis makes a constant appeal for the whole Church to commit herself in promoting the culture of the encounter. In Europe, this is an urgency on many levels. But how can we … Continue reading The culture of the encounter