Four Years – Knowing the World Better

Four years ago at a Diaconal meeting, the presenter reminded us the new marketplace is online.

He, also a Deacon, encouraged us to think about being present and using this new technology to be formed & informed, and to provide solace whenever we can.

It has been remarkable the different platforms: blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, to name a few.

It has been an honor and privilege. I hope that the Gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ came through without judgement just acceptance.

My only foes in this space is the continuing counter-revolutionary Catholics: Catholicvote and The Remnant.

These reactionary forces want the Church of their imagination severed from reality, past and present. It is beyond my capacity to imagine the objectification of women using the Gospel message. But such is their path. Saint Thomas Aquinas must be mortified his systematic theology would have the unintended consequence of stripping mercy from every day life.

My joy is meeting so many diverse people from all over the world. Especially women who recount struggles that we incorrectly in the USA attribute to the distant past.

Keep writing ladies!

The Church and Pope Francis listen. I listen and constantly refactor the expression of faith to be relevant based upon your stories and lived experiences.

Pope Benedict XVI said we cannot encase the faith in amber. May we resist that reactionary instinct. Faith in amber isn’t faith, it’s a museum.

Peace be with you,

Deacon Gerry

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