5th July Meeting – FINAL MEETING of this term – Archbishop Wilson & Fr Millico

Dear all,

As previously indicated, our next meeting will be held on Monday 5th July, at the usual time (1800-1930hrs)

Zoom link is given in the calendar invite you will be receiving.

This will be the final session of our year-long reflections on Covid and its policy responses, in light of Catholic Social Teaching.

To conclude our year, it makes sense to consider the spiritual dimensions of the pandemic.

As this is an important message for all, please feel free to invite friends and to forward the details of this session to any friends or colleagues who might be interested.

Archbishop Wilson and Fr Millico will be our speakers.

Our theme will be :

Session 8 : Spiritual reflections on the pandemic

Topics to be addressed:

  • What challenges has the pandemic brought for the Church and for faith communities, and what lessons can the Church learn from them?
  • What opportunities does the pandemic provide for the new evangelisation and for a renewal of faith, and what role do faith communities have to play in rebuilding the social fabric of a nation?
  • What can certain saints teach us, who lived through pandemics and other hardships?

Archbishop Wilson bio

Archbishop Wilson was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Southwark in 2019 after having been appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Lindisfarne by Pope Francis in 2015.  He was also Chair of the Education Commission and had oversight of ecumenical work and inter-religious dialogue at diocesan level. He was also responsible for Liturgy, Art and Architecture, as well as the Historic Churches Commission. He studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology and religious studies at the University of Leeds and began formation for the priesthood for the Diocese of Leeds at the Venerable English College, Rome in 1989. During his seminary training he completed a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and a Licence in Moral Theology at the Accademia Alfonsiana. In 1999, he was appointed Lecturer in moral theology at St Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw College, Durham. He also completed a PhD at Durham University and latterly served as Vice Rector. In 2005, he was appointed Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation in the Diocese of Leeds, a role he held until 2012.  From 2008 to 2014 he was also sessional chaplain at HMP Leeds. In 2011 he was named a Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Benedict XVI. Mgr Wilson is the Ecclesiastical Counselor of the Centesimus Annus UK Chapter.

Fr Millico bio

Father Ivano Millico, of the Archdiocese of Westminster, is Parish Priest at Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Clerkenwell. An economist by training, Father Ivano has found his vocation in the Neocatechumenal Way in London. He is Spiritual Counsellor for the French-speaking Teams of Our Lady and part of Newman House University Chaplaincy Team. He has published several books and booklets with the Catholic Truth Society, namely, ‘Seeing the Pandemic with Eyes of Faith,’ ‘7 Words on Marriage,’ ‘The Meaning of Lent,’ and ‘The Door of Mercy.’ Since the lockdown he has been recording on YouTube a Sunday Gospel meditation called Spiritual Seeds.

Fr Ivano’s book, ‘Seeing the Pandemic with Eyes of Faith’ is one of the best reflections I have read about the pandemic. I would urge you all to read it. It is very well-written and insightful and can be read in one sitting in under two hours.

https://www.ctsbooks.org/product/seeing-the-pandemic-with-eyes-of-faith/

Regards

Jean Pierre Casey

CAPP UK Coordinator

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