From the NCP Chairman

Rev James Clark

I write this article seated at my desk in my new parish of St Mary of the Angels, Geelong. I took up my new appointment on the 26 July after having spent 7.5 wonderful years as parish priest of St Simon the Apostle parish, Rowville. Change is difficult. We are told that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences we can have and I can attest to this fact. However, change can also be a cathartic experience. It is an opportunity to engage in renewal and regeneration, (akin to Dr Who). Blessed John Henry Newman said, “To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Perhaps Cardinal Müller should have read some of Cardinal Newman then he may have been more able to accept the Holy Father’s decision to move him on from his post at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. I can understand his disappointment at leaving a position which he enjoyed and where he felt affirmed and believed he was doing good work for the Church. However, like greatness, sometimes change is thrust upon us.

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