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Day two and three LA RE Congress 2018

20th March, 2018

The LA RE Congress has been very good with some amazing speakers in one place. I took so many notes and i am afraid I cannot remember  everything. There was so much to take in.

Rabbi Michael Mayershon spoke on the Jewish understanding of Prophets and Prophecy and how our two religious beliefs differ on their understanding but can also have points of agreement.

Steven Ellair who shared seven great insights into how we can reach the hearts of the children when we teach Religion. Great practical and theoretical ideas that I found useful and will probably use myself.

Cardinal Roger Mahony on post – sacramental evangelisation. wonderful practical suggestions for parish sacramental teams. I look forward to sharing these ideas in more detail.

Dr Meaghan McKenna walked us through an exegesis of John 12: 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. It was a powerful experience and very thought provoking.

Dr Carole Dempsey connected the Biblical Text to the Text of Life. Carol said : Text is like a prism- turn it in your hand and see may colours.”

2 responses to “Day two and three LA RE Congress 2018”

  1. Mary says:

    Did you get a gig with the liturgical dancers? Or in the choir?

  2. Buycialis says:

    This is about to fall off the main page of the blog, but Seven Sleepers sounds like Javert, here. Anyone, murderer, child rapist, priest-pedophile, anyone can repent and be saved. Ordinarily for Catholics that repentance takes the form of sacramental confession, where the penitent confesses all his grave sins, has at least imperfect contrition for them, and has a firm purpose of amendment. If those elements are present then God forgives his sins and will welcome him into Heaven should he die. (Of course, he may still owe society its due punishments, including jail time, but that is a separate matter.) Even a non-Catholic, even a non-Christian, can be given the grace of final penitence. The thief crucified beside the Lord was the first recorded to have received this mercy. Such is the scandalous mercy of the Cross. No one can claim to follow Christ if he denies this. During this Holy Week perhaps we can remember this together.

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