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We are sad to hear from Independent Catholic News that
Gerard W Hughes SJ, died peacefully in the Jesuit nursing home in Boscombe, Bournmouth, at about 2.30pm on Tuesday, 4 November 2014. He celebrated his 90th birthday in March this year. May he rest in peace.
Fr Gerry was a much-loved priest, spiritual director, author, teacher and friend to many. Fr Gerry's books included God of Surprises, God in All Things, Oh God Why?, and Walking with God. His last book, Cry of Wonder was published just last week.
Early in 2013 he gave a talk in a series at St. Giles' Church, Oxford from 17th January 2013 to 7th March 2013 inclusive.
Our tribute is to share his wisdom and his humour.
Pope Francis lamented the case of Christians who are so attached to the laws that they neglect the concepts of love and justice. His words came on Friday during his homily at the morning Mass celebrated in the Santa Marta residence.
“Often, we hear people say: the Church doesn’t do this …the Church doesn’t do that!’ ‘Tell me who is the Church? – ‘Well the Church is the priests, the bishops, the Pope …’ We are all the Church! All of us all of us Baptized! We are the Church, the Church of Jesus’”.
This was the message at the heart of Pope Francis’ general audience Wednesday, which he dedicated to the relationship between the visible and spiritual reality of the Church.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday exhorted Christians to feel they are an integral part of the Church. Speaking during his homily at Mass in Casa Santa Marta, the Pope said that Jesus does not seek out man’s sins, but looks to his heart, and he invited all believers not to hover on the threshold of the Church, but to come right in.