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Funeral Arrangements for Mike Hyland

 
11am - Tuesday 1st October
Beckenham Crematorium 
Elmers End Road
BR3 4TD  
 
We would of course welcome anyone that would like to attend from the Advent Group. It was such a huge part of his life that I hope a few of you can make it. 
Very best,
Maeve x

Joe Mulrooney - 1st Anniversary

Joe MulrooneyUnlocking the door to the Upper Room

The current model of priesthood is based on the Last Supper as not only the institution of the Eucharist but the ordination of 11 men as priests.   The gospel accounts have come to be read like documents written by scribes recording events as they happened. In fact what we have are precious memories which have been shared by a community for many years.   The evangelists were most likely not present; they were simply writing down what they themselves knew of the oral tradition. There are some discrepancies in the accounts but basically they are incontestable because the Eucharist was fundamental to the fledgling church.   St. Paul is the first to transmit the core which had been handed on to him. He states very clearly it is exactly what he is doing and nothing else. Art has also played a role. For centuries it has depicted the traditional scene of Jesus and his companions and fossilised it for us.  The event can be re-imagined using good theological principles to reveal it as an inclusive community event.   

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Married Priests for the Amazon

Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology

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Preparatory Document

Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology

Preamble

         In accordance with the proclamation by Pope Francis on October 15, 2017, the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, called to reflect on the theme: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology, will take place in October 2019. New paths for evangelization must be designed for and with the People of God who live in this region: inhabitants of communities and rural areas, of cities and large metropolises, people who live on river banks, migrants and displaced persons, and especially for and with indigenous peoples.[1]

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Will the traditional link between celibacy and the priesthood be examined?

220px Hummes2006Pope Francis has chosen Brazil's Cardinal Cláudio Hummes to serve as relator general of October's Synod of Bishops on the Amazon. The nomination of the 84-year-old retired Archbishop of Sao Paulo was announced at the Vatican last weekend. The relator is responsible for providing a comprehensive outline of the synod's theme at the beginning of the meeting and for summarising the speeches of synod members before work begins on concrete proposals for the pope.

Scheduled for 6 to 27 October, the synod will focus on "Amazonia: New paths for the church and for an integral ecology".

Cardinal Hummes currently serves as president of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (Repam), a body founded by Caritas Internationalis that promotes the rights and dignity of people living in the Amazon.

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