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August 1, 2012
Chris McDonnell, UK
is where we are, so what should we do?
issues come to mind from this weekís news. It would appear that the door has
not been closed on dialogue between the
seem to be willing to come to understandings in some areas yet in others a rigid
conformity is maintained, for the other item of news this week refers to the
warning by Fr Brendan Hoban, a spokesman for the Association of Catholic
Priests, that the shortage of priests in Ireland in the coming years is likely
to reach alarming proportions unless the issue is addressed with urgency.
to our faith is the celebration as a community of the Eucharist. Yet all the
There is a common saying that if something isnít broke, then donít fix it. But if something is about to snap, it would be pure negligence not to take restorative action to put things right Thatís where we are, so what should we do? More and more we hear voices that seek to solve our present problems with yesterdayís solutions; that just wonít work. Our enthusiasm for a pilgrim church can only be sustained by a clear understanding of the society of which we are part and our ability to communicate with the people of our time.
yes, the Games have begun. Enjoy!