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Archbishop Philip’s weekly reflection ... take time to read and think about these words.

I am sure that you are as concerned as I am about the resurgence of the Covid-19 virus in the community, and as disappointed as I am at the restriction on some of our personal freedoms that the Government has re-imposed, with the strong hint that these might become a temporary total lockdown.

I worry about the possibility of a full closure of churches again and another suspension of public worship. You will have worries about well-being of family, children, elderly relatives, and about your livelihoods and employment. Let us hope and pray fervently that it does not come to that.

Where is God in all this?

That heartfelt question is posed by the Archbishop in this week's reflection on life under the Covid epidemic....

He says: "This is a hard dilemma for us who believe. I readily admit that I am hesitant in confronting it. In order to do so, I need to be able to reconcile the love of God, the freedom of God, and the omnipotence of God with the existence of evil and misfortune ..."

Here is the full text of the Archbishop’s reflection:

The new edition of Flourish is now out in digital format, with a striking question on the front cover. “I was a stranger and you made me welcome … or did you?”

This month’s paper focuses on the upcoming Day of Refugees and Migrants called by the Holy Father and contains the Pope’s easy-to-read letter, inviting us all to do something to help those who find themselves far from home and in difficult circumstances.

Also in the new edition: a seminarian’s story of life in the parish during lockdown; coverage of our newest Deacon’s ordination; Papal reservations about Medjugorje; Fr Raphael on how new visa rules and ideas for meditation using the Pope’s favourite painting!

Full edition available to read now at www.flourishnewspaper.co.uk/downloads/Flourish-September-2020.pdf

During his historic visit to Japan last year, Pope Francis declared that “the use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possession of atomic weapons is immoral”. Seventy-five years on from the unprecedented and horrific destruction of life at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we are called to reflect prayerfully upon the UK’s own possession of nuclear weapons.

Pope Francis reiterated that the threat of mutual destruction, the massive loss of innocent lives and the annihilation of any future for our common home, is completely incompatible with our efforts to build peace. “If we really want to build a more just and secure society, we must let the weapons fall from our hands”, said the Pope.

He also reminded us that it is unjust to continue squandering precious resources on manufacturing, maintaining and upgrading ever more destructive technology. The cost of nuclear weapons should be measured not only in the lives destroyed through their use, but also the suffering of the poorest and most vulnerable people, who could have benefited were such vast sums of public money invested in the Common Good of society instead. The Scottish and English and Welsh bishops' conferences have in the past called on the UK government to forsake its own nuclear weapons.

We therefore recommit ourselves to the abolition of these weapons and to the Holy Father’s call to pray each day “for the conversion of hearts and for the triumph of a culture of life, reconciliation and fraternity. A fraternity that can recognize and respect diversity in the quest for a common destiny.”

After an exile of 118 days when churches were closed, Mass with a congregation can be celebrated publicly again, though with important conditions. Check details for times etc in your own parish. But here’s what you need to know before you go to attend Mass safely... welcome home!

Technology offers us the possibility of assisting at Mass even when we cannot be physically present.

Even though it is now possible to celebrate Mass with a congregation once more, strict limits mean not all who would wish to go to Mass can find a place. Therefore parishes will continue to reach out through digital means to those who cannot come to church.

Parishes offering live stream liturgies are as follows:

 

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