The Portal June 2018 - Page 9

THE P RTAL June 2018 Page 9 Catholic Social Teaching Corpus Christi and Social Justice Fr Ashley Beck links the festival with God’s love for the poor W hat we celebrate at Corpus Christi is a worth remembering that the feast day was abolished belief which has often been costly. at the Reformation, when Edward VI’s first Book of Common Prayer was published, marking a real ‘It is my lot to gather up the trampled, the dead, break with the Catholic Church and the devotional and all that the persecution of the church leaves life of medieval England; indeed, from the late 17 th behind. I have come to recover a profaned church, century until Catholic Emancipation, those seeking tabernacle and people. Your sorrow is the Church’s office in this country had to swear an oath denying sorrow...You are the image of the divine one who Transubstantiation. What we celebrate at Corpus was pierced. …let us pray for the conversion of those Christi is a belief which has often been costly.   who struck us…of those who sacrilegiously dared to lay hands on the sacred tabernacle. Let us pray to The killings and desecration in El Salvador in 1977 the Lord for forgiveness and for the due repentance (and it happened in other places too) remind us that of those who converted a town into a prison and a what we believe about the Eucharist is closely linked place of torment. Let the Lord touch their hearts…’   to what we believe about social justice, the Church’s Catholic Social teaching These are words from a which is the subject of homily preached by Blessed these monthly articles. Oscar Iɼݡ́ՔѼ)=ȁݡݔɔ)͕ѕȁѡ́啅Ȥ)ѡхɹѡ)ܸ=͍ȁIɼ݅)хȰѡɅ)ɍ͡MMم)ݽչݡɔ)Ʌɥɽ)ɑɕ쁅)չѥ́ɑ)յ́ɔɕѕ))եЁɥЁյȁ)ѡٕ)ɑɕ)́Ёͅɥ)䁄ɥеݥѠՅ)!ɕȁѡȁݡ) ͕=͍ȁIɼ)ѡ٥եɕ)ٕ́݅́ѡɕͽ)Չ͕Օѱѡ٥ݡѡͽ́ѡ٥쁡ɕѽ)͕ɥ䁙ɍ̰ݡɑɕյȁ٥́ѡѠЁѡѕɥЁɥ)͕ɅѕѡɍɥոЁѡոЁѡхɹٕȁѡݽɱ)хɹ͍ѕɥѡͅɕ́ɽչѡѥՔѼɑɕݡѡ ɍ)ȁѡɍ]ѡ䁱аѡɍ͡х́ͥѡݡЁݔ́ɕѡ)Ѽѡ٥ѼɕѡɍݡȁѡՍɥи)̰ݡ͔́Ѽ)͕Ʌѕ%́䰁Iɼɕ͕́ѡЁ́ѡɽ՝́ɕɕ͕ѡ5̰́ͥ)ѡЁѡх)́́ՙɥѡݽɱѥձɱѡ)ѡ ͕MɅЁѡхɹ͕ȁѡɕ͕Mݡݔ͡ձհ)ѽѡȰѥمѕ䁡ɕѽ݅ɑ́ѡ ѡՉɅЁЁ ́ ɥѤݔ͡ձͼ)Ѡ%ѡɅЁٔͭ́ѼɅ䁙ȁɕȁѡ͔ݡՙȁѡݽɱѡ͔ݡ)ѡɅѽ̰ѡЁѡ͡ձٕѕ )ɔ͕Ʌѕ )%)չ啅ȁݔɅєѡЁ ) ɥѤȁհՉɅЁɅѥ)ѡIAɕ͕ѡɥQɅՉхѥѥ)%䁽ȁɥ́͡չѥ́ݔݥ)٥ɽͥ́ѡ ͕MɅи%ӊe)ȁɔɵѥѡ)܁ɽɅ ѡMQ)ЁMЁ5éUٕͥ Ѽ)ܹѵ̹լѝɅՅє̴͕)ѡͽѕ