Fr Hugh’s Homily for Fifth Sunday of Easter
For us Catholics the word ‘Reformation’ has tended to be a bit of a dirty word, especially The Reformation. You do not find Luther’s picture up on many Catholic school walls, possibly in a secondary school History class or Religion classroom, but not usually to celebrate his life. (More likely to find Guy Fawkes.) But the Church’s history has always been one of continuing reformation. Both church institutions and religious orders have been being reformed since the beginning. It is natural if you think about it. The Church is here for a mission, and as humans following Jesus we build communities for that mission. But also as humans we often settle after a while into a way of doing ‘mission’ in which the structure of the community gets too settled…..