Breaking open the Lineamenta
From St Columbans Mission Society
|"New energies will underpin a joyous proclamation of the Gospel."|
Globalisation and the need for church structures for listening and dialogue were some of the areas discussed at a public consultation held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall in Parramatta on Wednesday 28 September, on the Lineamenta issued in preparation for the Synod of Bishops General Assembly to be held in Rome in 2012.
Co-hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta's Institute for Mission, Catholic Mission and Columban Mission Institute, the consultation was entitled "Breaking Open the Lineamenta: Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 21st Century Australia".
The Synod’s topic will be "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith". Bishop Christopher Prowse and Bishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will represent the Australian Church with Bishop Julian Porteous as a substitute delegate.
The Parramatta event was attended by a cross-section of the Sydney Catholic Church, centreing on four issues “as being at the heart of the New Evangelization”.
After a welcome to the Diocese by Vicar General Very Rev Peter G Williams VG, each theme was taken up by two speakers, one presenting the theological underpinning of the issue, the other dealing with the practical issues of implementation in the Australian Church and society.
The speakers were Dr Gerard Goldman, Sister Susan Connolly rsj, Dr Jonathan Tan, Sandie Cornish, Rev Dr Patrick McInerney, Dr Trish Madigan OP, AnnMaree Whenman and Pastoral Planning Office for the Parramatta Diocese, Daniel Ang.
Read full report at the St Columbans Mission Society Download Daniel Ang's Presentation: New Energies for Evangelisation
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