Saturday, 13 November 2010

Pope's call for a Vigil for Life - what is your diocese and/or parish doing?

You might recall that the Pope asked the world's bishops to join him in a Vigil for all nascent life on Saturday 27 November, the eve of Advent.  Surely a golden opportunity for our bishops and priests to take a stand against abortion, and to work to persuade catholics of the truths of their faith. 

So, with two weeks to go, which dioceses are actually something, and starting to publicise the event? 

Might I venture to suggest that the answser to this question perhaps provides a good test of real diocesan commitment to and capacity for the New Evangelisation?! 

Well if so, our archdioceses so far seem to be on a failing grade!  A quick search shows:
  • Archbishop Hickey of Perth is holding a Vigil on 27 November, and publicising it with a nice background article in The Record;
  • Melbourne is apparently tonight (Sat 13 November) - election night clash I guess;
  • but nothing as yet on the Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra-Goulburn websites lists of upcoming events.  But of course there is still time....
Do let me know if I've missed publicity for an event in one of the archdioceses above (or alert us if they do announce something), or tell us about what is happening in your diocese....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've not seen any mention of it in the Ballarat diocese.

Arabella

Anonymous said...

Parramatta is having a Vigil, but nothing so far in Tasmania - not holding our breath!

Anonymous said...

Yes - Parramatta Diocese is having a Vigil. The bishop of that diocese is very orthodox - a truly outstanding bishop - a faithful son of the Church, and one who will always stand up for the truth.

Terra said...

Anon - see my later post for the listing of Parras vigil.

Mind you I'd be a lot more impressed if the Parramatta Diocese website didn't feature some appalling pictures of 'liturgical dancing'...