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CORI seminar on Pope Francis
Our CORI seminar on Pope Francis, held in Avila on 26 November was warmly welcomed by the 75 participants. Our speaker, Fr Conall O’Cuinn sj, used an ingenious array of graphics to illustrate his thesis of how the Pope, when Jesuit Provincial in Argentina in his mid thirties, underwent a change of heart and vision, after seeing how wrong he could be when treating others strictly “by the book”. He had banished some fellow-Jesuits from the order for refusing to leave their base-community situation, working with poor people; and then notified the civil authorities that his two colleagues were no longer members of the order. Fr Bergoglio was then stricken to discover that the two men in question were imprisoned and tortured by the dictatorship and spent all his energies trying to get them released. It marked a transition in his life, from being a rigid enforcer of the status quo to seeing the need to dialogue and learn before making any authoritative decision.
Our speaker led us very engagingly through some exercises to show how we do not always see what is really there, but often see just what we EXPECT to see. In this way we had a kind of enlightenment experience akin to that of Jorge Bergoglio, which has marked his approached to people and situations ever since. We were invited to share our own impressions and responses to the change in the papacy earlier this year, and what we felt about the way things are going.
Then Fr Conall showed us clips from a quite absorbing Swedish film showing the transition of various people’s attitudes when they joined a village choir directed by a man of vision, who firmly believed that each person has his or her distinctive note to contribute to the choir. It was a kind of microcosm of what we may hope will happen in the Church, if the new climate of listening and dialogue can be brought to fruition.
Our group was so impressed by the seminar that they strongly endorsed the idea of making it available to CORI members other areas of the country; hopefully we can organise to have it in Cork and in Galway – and possibly also in Northern Ireland, for those in those regions who would similarly be interested in sharing in that experience. If I get a strong request from one or more of those regions, I shall try to organise to have the seminar repeated there. Would those interested in taking part please email me to that effect: email@example.com
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