Root and Branch Synod

A perhaps controversial “lay-led inclusive synod” was recently held in Bristol and online on 5-12 September amid criticism from some Bishops. It was inspired by the notion that the Church needs a truly inclusive Synod that “starts with women, and doesn’t end there”. It offers The Bristol Text, a set of reflections and proposals asContinue reading “Root and Branch Synod”

September: a time to pray

Churches Together in Truro has put together a programme of prayer and fasting for the city during September, based on readings from the book of Nehemiah. Each week has a different prayer focus – Public Service, Relationships, Business & Commerce and Church with a prayer and reading for each day. See the leaflet giving fullContinue reading “September: a time to pray”

Guardians of the Tradition:

Pope Francis restricts Latin Mass Pope Francis’ new decree (Guardians of the Tradition) on 16 July 2021 has revoked the general permission for priests to celebrate the Latin Mass, and restores the authority of the diocesan bishop “to regulate the liturgical celebrations of his diocese” stating that “it is his exclusive competence to authorise theContinue reading “Guardians of the Tradition:”

Catenians’ President’s Sunday

Duchy Catenians finally emerged from COVID isolation to gather live for their President’s Mass in St Augustine’s Church today where they were warmly welcomed by parish priest Fr Michael. A Catenian thread ran through the Mass, including the homily in which Deacon John referred to the fact that in the three readings the Israelites in Babylonia,Continue reading “Catenians’ President’s Sunday”

CAFOD G7 interfaith live event at Truro Cathedral

On Thursday 10th June, the eve of the G7 conference, CAFOD hosted an interfaith event, notable for being held live in Truro Cathedral as well as being attended online by perhaps a thousand others.  It was also well-supported by our local community, who found it refreshing to be able to meet again in person! It’sContinue reading “CAFOD G7 interfaith live event at Truro Cathedral”

English Bishop to lead Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche as Prefect of the Holy See’s department for liturgy (CDW), making him the highest ranking English priest in the Vatican Curia. His appointment is widely seen as an overhaul of the office which oversees the practice of worship across the global Church. The former Bishop of Leeds wasContinue reading “English Bishop to lead Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship”