Letter from Father Richard

Dear Brothers and Sisters

The Gospel this weekend, a paper aeroplane left in the meeting room last Sunday, retirement and a chance glance at Laudate si an encyclical letter of Pope Francis set off a train of thought that all linked together – at least in my mind.

Laudate si is the only encyclical known by opening words that are not Latin. Laudate si is Italian. It is the only encyclical letter addressed not to the confines of the church, but to all mankind. It is an encyclical about the right regard we should have for all creation including ourselves.

In the coming months I hope to open up the links. What has a paper aeroplane got to do with the 10 commandments?

We’ll see.

Have a good week.

Fr. Richard