Holy Communion

Three of the works of mercy are depicted: giving drink to the thirsty, visiting the prisoner and clothing the naked. (Matthew 25) From Jim Forest at flickr.com
The Church is alive, growing, developing throughout time.  In his Spiritual Exercises St Ignatius emphasises the importance of following ‘the mind of the Church’, echoing Jesus’ warning to be ‘alert to the sign of the times.’  In his various comments on the teaching of the Church, Pope Francis would seem to be presenting the mind of the Church today.  In support of the New Evangelisation, Francis urges us not to be afraid of breaking with convention, doing things differently.  Effectively, it...