Meeting Point

Download : JUNE 11 The Meeting Place
Chris McDonnell CT June 11 2021.

There are many gathering places that offer natural opportunities
for meeting one another, opportunities for the social contact that has been absent in recent weeks and months. Maybe it is worth reflecting on what we have missed as we gradually shift towards renewing old customs and habits.

It has become apparent just how much we value our local pub as an important aspect of our social life, to the extent that we understand ‘the local’ as clearly indicating the nearby pub. It is a place where we gather with friends for a social chat and a pint, where we are known by the bar staff and are missed if we are absent. Often a particular table or corner seat is known by the name of its regular occupant-‘that’s Jack’s seat by the window’. It is a place where we feel at ease, a place of relaxation.

A conversation about what a Catholic Synod is and how Synodality will apply in the Catholic Church.

From Flashes of Insight with Joe Grayland – featuring:

Cardinal John Dew

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Professor Tom O’ Loughlin

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche to lead the Holy See’s department for liturgy, making him the top-ranking English priest in the Curia. His appointment represents an overhaul of the office which oversees the practice of worship across the global Church. 

https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/14182/archbishop-roche-to-head-liturgy-congregation

James Taylor

Download: MAY 28 Youve got a friend
Chris McDonnell CT May 28th 2021.

In a song made famous by the singer James Taylor, Carole King wrote of friendship. The opening verse says it all

When you're down and troubled
And you need some lovin' care
And nothin', nothin' is goin' right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night
You just call out my name
And you know, wherever I am
I'll come runnin'
To see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend