Anyone looking at the parish website will notice that many of the posts are written by myself. However on the main website I need to post as neutrally as possible mindful that it’s not my website but that of the parish. This blog area allows me to post more personal and specific thoughts. I write, however, as an ordained minister of the church and so I will try always to be authentic to the teaching of the church.
Blessed Pope John XXIII, when convoking the Second Vatican Council used a phrase “in essentials, unity; in doubtful matters, liberty; in all things, charity” (Ad Petri Cathedram, 72). The church today is more divided than it has been since the reformation and many of the voices on the web represent the most extreme factions. As part of my pastoral role I plan to try and address some of the more contentious issues in the spirit Blessed John advocated.