Declericalising Priesthood

We have been told that clericalism is an evil we have to avoid. When clericalism reigns priesthood dies. Priest is a religious term while clergy is a sociological term. When we identify the term clergy with the term priest we are at the threshold of clericalism. Such identification leads to the naturalization of the thinking that priestly activity is...

The Synodal way of Being Church

The church being a sacrament of communion with the divine and union with the human cannot but be synodal. As a channel of mediation and spatio-temporal embodiment of grace, she has a fundamental mission to build the body of Christ. This is why the synodal process that opens us to the spirit of discernment of the charisms of the...

The Ideal, the Political and the Pastoral

Being in a parish and engaging with pastoral care has raised an interesting question in my mind. It asks how we uncritically link idealism and performativity. This linking of idealism with performativity makes us think that the conditions and persons that reach the standards of idealism also simultaneously reach the standards of performativity There is a kind of apriorism...

Sharing Meals with God

Humanity all over the world shares meals with God. God who is source of our food becomes our guest in these food sharing traditions . There is the God welcome inscribed in nature and humans. This sharing of meals with God shares in this God’s welcome. In fact we share God’s image and likeness and live out this God’s...

GREETINGS

Dreams, Determination and Deeds lead us to beautiful Destinations.

- Fr Victor Ferrao