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Fr Tim on Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Fr Tim on Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Fr Tim would like to put on record his appreciation of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor:

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I had the pleasure of meeting him on a number of occasions, but one stands out in particular. At Redemptorist Publications Jane Williams, the wife of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, had just taken on the role of editor of our Anglican publications. I was duly invited to Lambeth Palace for a Christmas reception and when introducing me to her ten-year-old son, Pip, she was trying to explain the difference between Catholics and Anglicans. She decided to give him a clue by introducing Cormac's name into the conversation. The bemused child only made the connection when Jane continued to try and describe Cormac to him, whereupon he cried out: "Oh, you mean the one whose laugh can be heard all over the house." As luck would have it I bumped into Cormac at couple of days later and asked him if his ears had been burning. He was clearly delighted with the description.

He was a good man, who radiated the joy of the Gospel. He was entrusted with much responsibility throughout his long life and served the Lord and the Church with great dedication, coping with some of the serious challenges with genuine grace and humility. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for the influence he brought to bear among the College of Cardinals prior to the election of Pope Francis.

May he rest in peace.

Tim Buckley, CSsR

Lecture Series on the Reformation

Hope University are holding a series of lectures on the Reformation in June. Please see below for the schedule.

Friday 13th October 2017

Prof. Peter Marshall (University of Warwick): Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation

Wednesday, 18th October

Dr Simon Podmore (Liverpool Hope University): The Rise and Fall of the Modern Self: A Lutheran Legacy in Philosophy and Theology?

Wednesday, 25th October

Dr Bridget Nichols (Visiting Scholar at Sarum College, Church of England representative on the Liturgy Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales).

Liturgy and scripture

Thursday 2nd November

Dr. Chrysostom  L. Frank (Regis University, A New Reformation (Together This Time!): Lutheran and Byzantine Christians for Ecological Justice

Wednesday 8th November

Dr Gergely Juhász (Liverpool Hope University): The Printed Bible and Its Reformation

Thursday 23 November 2017

Mgr Prof Paul McPartlan (Catholic University of America): The Eucharist in Contemporary Ecumenical Dialogue

Monday 27th November 2017

Prof. Alec Ryrie (University of Durham): Protestants: The Radicals who Made the Modern World



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