First thing on Tuesday morning members of Maryvale’s Catechetical team attended Mass in the grottos of St Peter’s amidst the tombs of the Popes on the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman. This was taken as a great blessing on the work of Maryvale at the Synod and into the future.
The big news we have from the Synod is that the experts were allocated their areas of responsibility, in particular which paragraphs of the Synod’s documents they are responsible for.
Dr Caroline Farey is responsible for para 111, Catechesis on the Family, the transmission of the faith in the family. Dr Petroc Willey is responsible the paragraph dealing with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its use.
In practice, this means that Petroc and Caroline have to listen to the 45 or so interventions made by the Bishops each day and note any reference, comment, suggest, that relates to their paragraphs. At the end of each day Caroline and Petroc have to write a one page summary of the most important points made about the Catechesis on the Family and the Catechism of the Church.
(Last week Dr Caroline Farey gave a day of lectures at Buckfast Abbey to the Ordinariate Clergy.)