Fr Rory Writes

Fr Rory Writes:

With the Great Feast of Pentecost taking place next week, I was anxious about what to write.  Then it was made clear to me.  The words of Jesus came “I am with you always, even until the end of time.  I will not leave you orphans”.  So we may be unfaithful, but He is always faithful.

Please God, this may put new heart into me.  I admit this last period has been particularly difficult and I was certainly in danger of losing heart.  So some of the trials remain, but one of the great hopes is that “He will not leave us orphans”.  I keep on speaking of a new generation, fresh wine, new wine skins.  So pray and pray again during the coming week.

This weekend is Communication Sunday.  In his message for World Communication Day 2018, Pope Francis speaks of journalists as “the protectors of news”.  That their task is “not just a job; it is a mission”.  He reminds us that persons are at the heart of information, that informing others means forming others;  “That is why ensuring the accuracy of sources and protecting communication are real means of promoting goodness, generating trust, and opening the way to communion and peace”.    On this World Communications Day, we pray for those who work in the media and also for the valuable work carried out on our behalf by the Communications Office of the Bishops’ Conference.  Working with journalists across both national and international media outlets, it provides a professional news service to the Church and to the world.