Responses to the Joy of Love
POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
OF THE HOLY FATHER
TO BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS
CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES
AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL
ON LOVE IN THE FAMILY
ACTA Southwark are sponsoring an evening with Mary McAleese on Thursday 23rd June (7.00pm to 9.00pm) at Wesminster Cathedral Hall. This evening will explore the vision of the Church which Pope Francis is urging us to embrace. Pope Francis has said "I want a happy Church with the face of a mother, who understands, accompanies, caresses."
Mary will be in conversation with Clifford Longley to explore the role of the laity in realising this vision.
Mary was President of Ireland from 1997 to 2001. She holds a doctorate in Canon Law and is currently 'Distinguished Professor' at the Centre for Irish Studies at St Mary's University, Twickenham.
Clifford is an author, broadcaster and journalist. He writes a regular column for 'The Tablet' and is a panellist on BBC Radio 4's 'Moral Maze'.
The hall is behind the Cathedral. The front entrance is in Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1P 1QH.
An Evening with Mary McAleese dowload the Flyer
From the foundation of ACTA in 2012, a persistent discontent with the new translation of the liturgy kept surfacing among its members, both laity and clergy. Some local branches, notably in Leeds, engaged in intensive study of the texts. In December 2013, the then Chair of ACTA, Jean Riordan, wrote to the Archbishop of Westminster (soon to be Cardinal) Vincent Nichols, reporting this widespread dissatisfaction among ACTA members. Riordan asked if the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales would again consider the 1998 translation. Widely admired, it had been shelved by authorities in the Roman Curia despite having been passed by all the eleven bishops’ conferences which were full members of ICEL (the International Commission on English in the Liturgy).
A ‘must read’ for ACTA members
The leading vaticanista Marco Politi specialises in giving the inside story. In Pope Francis Among the Wolves (Columbia), he does it again. We have a Pope who is attempting a revolution, he writes, which is meeting overwhelming support outside the Church but entrenched resistance from some inside it. He will go on, according to a close colleague who spoke to Politi, “for as long as he feels he has the backing of the people”. ACTA members take note. He cannot do it alone.
Roman Missal 1998 (Approved)
'A remarkable contribution to solving women's inequality as one of the biggest problems within the Catholic Church today'.
Luca Badini Confalonieri, PhD in Theology (Dunelm),
Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research
Great Catholic Parishes
The Book Werner used in his talk at the National Conference
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