For those who were awake early on Sunday morning and tuned to BBC Southern Counties they will have heard the excellent interview of Catherine about her book. If you did not get the chance on Sunday to hear it and would like to listen to the interview then go to the her website and listen there at http://www.whereechoesmeet.com/id13.html . Catherine reflected on how human suffering is part of fallen human existence and how we all have need for God's healing.
Catherine is now looking forward to the official book launch on Friday at St Paul's in Westminster with Cardinal Cormac.
On a similar note we had a speaker from Aid to the Church in Need speak at all Masses this weekend reminding us how much of the Church suffers in many parts of the world such as Iraq and China. The situation in the State of Orissa in India is particularly bad at the moment. There is a useful article in The Times on the murders and attacks taking place on Christians there.
On a more positive note I am informed by John Roberts, the diocesan adviser for Mission and Unity that there are a series of talks and discussion on Inter-faith matters in Brighton with some interesting speakers. The series on Sunday afternoons from 5 October is called 'United in Faith?'. For information visit the diocesan website
Please pray for our suffering brothers and sisters in India and elsewhere, and for just solutions based on love and reconciliation.