PRESENTATION OF THE CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO THE ROMAN CURIA
Thursday, 22 December 2016
The opposition to Pope Francis was Marco Politi’s theme on a recent UK lecture tour which took him to Heythrop, the Centre for Catholic Studies in Durham and Newman University in Birmingham, and then to Dublin. Politi quoted the Pope’s words to an Argentinian friend: “I only ask the Lord that this change will endure, and not be like a light that suddenly goes out”.
Werner Jeanrond. Conference 2016 Transcripts
“Thank you ACTA for having me with you today and allowing me to open with reflections on the Church and where we’re going with Pope Francis.
We’ll start with a few thoughts about our expectations. What do we expect of God at this point in history? And what is the role of the Christian Community? We might expect salvation, forgiveness, justice, heaven. And what does God expect from us? How do we think of God? Is he a monarchical superpower appearing in response to our prayers? How do we imagine our cooperation with God?