Cardiff has been invited to host the next National Conference of ACTA [A Call to Action] on Saturday 20thOctober 2018. The theme for the Conference, “It will always be Pentecost in the Church”, refers to a sermon of Blessed Oscar Romero in which he called for a process of continuous spiritual renewal. The Church needs to be open to the Spirit, to read the signs of the times and respond to the new challenges of the age.
ACTA exists to promote respectful dialogue between clergy, religious and laity. There are groups in all the dioceses of England and Wales. For the last few years the ACTA National Conferences has concentrated on aspects of Church renewal. The writings of Pope Francis have provided a rich seam of material for reviewing the way we perceive Church and how we are encouraged to contribute to its development. His support of a synodal process for exploring issues of doctrine and practice demonstrates a confidence in the People of God to grow the Church as an expression of the mind of Christ.
The conference will feature keynote talks from Dr Anna Abram and Dr Gemma Simmonds of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge.
The Conference takes place during the Synod on The Faith, Young People and Vocational Discernment in Rome and ACTA are keen to hear about the experience of young people in the Catholic Church. One part of the morning and afternoon sessions have been devoted to this critical area with representatives from several dioceses invited to participate.
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A copy of the poster can be downloaded here.