“Expanding our view of Christian Faith Today” – Diarmuid O’Murchu

“Expanding our view of Christian Faith Today” – Diarmuid O’Murchu

Posted by Colm, With 0 Comments, Category: Church News, Church Reform, Latest News, Pope Francis, Women in the Church,
Diarmuid O'Murchu is an inspirational speaker and a brilliant teacher. Please do take the time to watch this video of his presentation on 20 April 2020.
Some quotes from the Q & A session:
 
1. Pope Francis is trying to divest. He is living in ordinary accommodation. It will be organic; messy; untidy; huge numbers; business as usual.
 
2. When we change the level of awareness we discover the new reality.
 
3. The 'Last Supper' has been greatly exaggerated to perpetuate an all male leadership. Meals were cooked and hosted by women and women participated in them.
 
4. In 1970 theologians were 5% Lay and 95% Clerics
    In 2020 theologians are 70% Lay and 30% Clerics
 
5. Think globally - act locally. Don't disempower local.
 
6. In Brazil 50% of the forest is being destroyed. And 50% of our medicines come from trees and plants in the Amazon.
 
7. If there is a Synod in Ireland it should represent the authentic voice of the people and wise elders. It can only bring about good.
 
8. Three books by Diarmuid O'Murchu:
(a) "Christianity's Dangerous Memory"
(b) "Incarnation"
(c) "When the Disciple comes of Age"
 
9. Recommended books:
(a) Paul Hawken "Blessed Unrest"
(b) Elizabeth Johnson "Truly Our Sister"
(c) Paul O'Loughlin "Eucharist"
(d) Carolyn Osiek, Janet H. Tulloch & Margaret MacDonald "A Woman's Place - House Churches in Early Christianity"
Colm Holmes