A number of us well recall the time when the Reformation wasn’t exactly the topic Catholics might ponder. Yet, across the country this year, it has really fired passionate energy, with groups meeting to consider why it marked such an important moment in church history, why it is a timely topic for our consideration and what we continue to learn about the way the Spirit moves in our world.
As a diocese we take seriously the requirement to provide opportunities for people’s growth in faith, and over recent weeks Teresa has been speaking about our array of visiting speakers. Building so well on our previous visitors (Cardinal John Dew and Dr James McEvoy), our most recent guest, courtesy of the Catholic Schools Office – Professor Massimo Faggioli – really fired imaginations. Co-ordinator of Adult Faith Formation, Vivien Williams, reports.
Each year the BBI eConference is a feast. When the annual focus is determined a small team of prominent people, often experts in their field, is gathered to plumb the particular theme. This year’s is entitled, Gospel Leadership in Times of Chaos: The Hope of Pope Francis.