Reflection

Cardinal to Priests: Keep fresh the original call and inspiration which brought us to our knees at our ordination

13/09/2016 2:57 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols addresses conference delegates

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has given a wide-ranging reflection to the priests of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

He spoke to his brother priests at a Day Conference for Birmingham's Catholic priests at the city's Edgbaston Stadium.

In his reflection, the Cardinal affirmed the role of priest and examined how our history can inform our present.

Taking a steer from Judith Champ's book 'The Secular Priesthood in England and Wales: History, Mission and Identity', Cardinal Nichols took three key questions to frame his reflection:

  • How the individual priest lives his life
  • How he relates to his brother priests and bishops
  • How he leads the community placed in his care

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Reflection

Cardinal to Birmingham Priests

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols gave this reflection to the priests of the Archdiocese of Birmingham on 13 September 2016.