“Enlarge the space of your tent!”

A Working Document for the Synod’s continental stage was published this week by the Vatican. The Document, titled “Enlarge the space of your tent” is a synthesis of the Synodal responses from dioceses in 112 countries around the world. The 45 page work calls for institutional, structural and cultural reform of the Church at allContinue reading “Enlarge the space of your tent!”

Cornish Pilgrimage to Walsingham

This year’s group of 14 pilgrims travelled up from Cornwall to Walsingham on Sunday 16th October and stayed in the Pilgrim Centre. “We left on Saturday 21st – but our coach broke down! We were fortunate to be rescued by the Walsingham minibus and allowed to stay an extra night  at no extra expense.”  “WhileContinue reading “Cornish Pilgrimage to Walsingham”

Online Masses: update

Readers who have been unable to attend Mass in person for whatever reason will have been disappointed that many online masses recently disappeared, as our parishes are wrestling with the Data Protection implications of live-streaming.  They may therefore be pleased to know of some that have either continued streaming or have recently returned to streaming,Continue reading “Online Masses: update”

Synod Watch: update

Austen Ivereigh gives an insider’s look at the process of producing the National Synthesis in a  The Tablet feature here. Registration on the website is required to read the article, but it is free and easy.  Pax Christi, the international Catholic nonviolent initiative, undertook their own ‘listening’ process with participants from 26 countries. The resultContinue reading “Synod Watch: update”

Across the Channel:French Synod National Synthesis

“We dream of a Church […] that is ready to move with changes in our society, freed from some of the burdens in the way it works, advancing resolutely towards unity, where people can speak freely, always attentive to the little ones and those who have been cast aside, a praying Church that trusts inContinue reading “Across the Channel:French Synod National Synthesis”

New Diocesan Administrator Elected

Following immediately on the installation of Archbishop Mark in his new ministry in Cardiff, the Chapter of Canons in Plymouth this week elected Canon Paul Cummins as our new Diocesan Administrator while we await the appointment of a new Bishop for our Diocese. We still do not know when that might be. Canon Paul wasContinue reading “New Diocesan Administrator Elected”