I’ve been working for the Church for about 4 years now. And, as anyone involved in parish or diocesan life knows, that means I’ve been at my share of meetings. It seems to me that there are a few themes that show up at most such meetings. One of the most common in my experience is the question of hospitality. I suspect that this did not start 4 years ago. Rather, one imagines decades of visiting and revisiting this question. The Church, we all agree and insist, must be welcoming.
This is often brought up with reference to decline in Church...more