To be Catholic means that we are all in this together.
– Fr. Jim Brand, spiritual director at the Pontifical Beda College
Surfers, this blog is my invitation to you to join me in Catholic dialogue. As Fr. Jim said we are all in this together. To be truly Catholic is to understand the “and” of our universality. Progressives
traditionalists are all in this together. We call it Church. Roman Catholic Church. Don’t forget the “and.”
Father Jim Brand also offered a poem by Thomas Hardy. The message of the poem is clear, are you fervor-less seeing only gloom for the future Church or are you singing a full-hearted song of joy because you see the beauty of our future in all our diversity? To be able to see that we are all in this together is a grace from God.
Do you hear God’s call to share your talents? Is the Holy Spirit whispering to you now?
The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ Jn 6/51-58
Translated into modern parlance (and oversimplified) the message is that it is the community we celebrate with God and one another in the Eucharist that becomes the center of our lives and the promise of a banquet which will never end.
– Fr. Andrew Greeley
There you have it, surfers. The Holy Spirit guided you to this blog today. Will you answer the Catholic call? Let me know how you intend to respond to God’s call to be part of the universal Catholic Church.