- Written by Admin
Listen again to the speakers at the ACTA 3rd National Conference
Dr Oonagh O'Brien - The Joy of the Gospel - and onwards
Professor Mary Grey - Justice for Women – reclaiming theology as liberation
Fr Timothy Buckley CSsR - Remarriage and the Eucharist – after the Synod
- Written by Bishop McMahon
The following message was sent to the participants at the ACTA National Conference at Liverpool Hope University on Saturday October 25th 2014
"As a new arrival myself, I take great pleasure in welcoming you all to the Archdiocese of Liverpool, and to this ecumenical beacon of hope that is this chapel, and this university.
I pray that your continued commitment to the well-being of our church, in finding new pathways to dialogue and service, and promoting the joy of the gospel, will be a source of strength and encouragement, at this time of challenge and opportunity.
May you have a fruitful, creative and joyful day.”
God bless you all
Archbishop of Liverpool
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- Written by Leadership Team
ACTA takes a very positive view of the Synod and is encouraged by it. Here were bishops talking together, arguing, debating, disagreeing. Ten years ago, that would have been inconceivable. Instead of a rubber stamp, the synod has become a lively institution well suited to hammering out pastoral positions in support of the Pope. The Synod wants “the involvement of the whole People of God under the action of the Holy Spirit...finding ways of truth and mercy for all”. It is vital then that many more women and married people should be involved before October 2015. Representatives chosen by laity themselves should be heard, locally and at the Synod as working members, not just making the occasional comment. The lay people selected by Bishops to give evidence to the Synod have a very limited mandate to speak for us all, despite their expertise and deep sincerity.