Synod told of Eucharist as 'pulsating heart' of Timor mission
As one of the auditors at the Synod in Rome, Sr Rita Burley has told the assembled bishops that the people of Bazertete, East Timor, "live the painful consequences of war" sustained by the Eucharist.
Sr Burley, Superior General of the Handmaidens of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the UK, spoke late last week on the link between the Eucharist and mission in developing countries.
"There is no true celebration or adoration of the Eucharist that does not lead to mission," she said. "Our desire is to be women and communities of compassion and communion, at the service of true life . ... We do this in many ways depending on local need and culture; the Eucharist is always the pulsating heart of our mission."
She said that he sisters working in East Timor "offer the healing presence of Eucharistic adoration, support humanitarian and educational projects and spend themselves listening to the pain and accompanying the people along the arduous road to peace and reconciliation".
Sr Burley was one of a number of auditors, or guest participants. Others included Leonardo Casco, President Of The "Alianza Para La Familia," Honduras, Br. Marc Hayet, General Director Of The Little Brothers Of Jesus, France, And Andrea Riccardi, Founder Of The Sant'egidio Community, Italy.
Representing interfaith dialogue was Alexei V. Judin, Professor of Church History and Inter-Faith Dialogue in thee Russian Federation, Russian State University for the Humanities, St. Thomas College, Moscow, Russia. Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun S.D.B. Of Hong Kong was there to speak on the Church in China.
Sixteenth Congregation (Independent Catholic News 14/10/05)
LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Synod of Bishops
Synodus Episcoporum Bulletin
Synod bishops seek middle ground solutions (CathNews 14/10/05)
Synod frank talk producing few breakthroughs (CathNews 13/10/05)
Pell call to preserve celibacy rule (CathNews 12/10/05)
Irish archbishop says Liturgy of Word can heal (CathNews 11/10/05)
Hobart Archbishop insists on credit for hardworking priests (CathNews 10/10/05)
Opus Dei head argues against giant masses (CathNews 7/10/05)
Oceania bishops plead case for married clergy (CathNews 7/10/05)
Kiwi bishop challenges Synod to review communion ban for divorced (CathNews 6/10/05)
Pope talks to Synod about collegiality (CathNews 5/10/05)
Pope opens Synod with Eucharist link to peaceful, just society (CathNews 4/10/05)
Aussie Synod expert stresses Eucharist values before rules (CathNews 29/9/05)
Two Australians on auditors list for October Synod (CathNews 27/9/05)
Synod tipped to stress Sunday Mass obligation (CathNews 28/9/05)
Pope names four mainland Chinese bishops to October synod (CathNews 9/9/05)
Synod threat to youth masses (CathNews 25/7/05)
Synod Fathers meet in language groups (Vatican Information Service 13/10/05)
Rising stars: Synod a good spot to watch ecclesial careers (Catholic News Service 14/10/05)
Immigrants also include priests and religious, says Archbishop, must be offered dignity and sense of belonging (Catholic News Agency 14/10/05)
Sandro Magister: The Synod: The Eucharist Determines the State of the Church's Health (L'Espresso 16/10/05)
Ethiopian archbishop reports on life of Catholic minority (Catholic World News 14/10/05)
Synod enters 2nd phase (Friday update) (Catholic World News 14/10/05)
Archbishop Denis Hart: The Eucharist Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church. The Synod of Bishops, Rome, 2-23 October, 2005 (Kairos Catholic Journal 16-23/10/05)
Outreach to Latin Mass Catholics proposed for final message (National Catholic Reporter 16/10/05)
Priests, marriage, divorce emerge as Synod priorities (The Tablet 15/10/05)
Editorial: Celibacy and the priesthood (The Tablet 15/10/05)
Synod Of Bishops (Vatican Radio English Features 14/10/05, audio - requires Real Player)
Non-Catholic Delegates Agree: Future Hinges on Eucharist (Zenit 13/10/05)
Tridentine Mass "Not a Priority," Says Cardinal Arinze (Zenit 13/10/05)
Supreme Knight Extols an Anthropology of Love (Zenit 13/10/05)
Synod's Working Groups Present Proposals to Assembly (Zenit 13/10/05)
Synodal Auditors Say Eucharist Is Heart of Charity (Zenit 13/10/05)
17 Oct 2005