ANIMATION FOR THE PRIESTS OF THE ARCHDIOCESE
A two day animation programme for the priests of the Archdiocese by Fr. Stephen Fernandez from the Archdiocese of Bombay aided all the participants to refresh their memories on the Catholic social teachings on March 05 & 06, 2018 in the Archbishop’s House, Guwahati.
Archbishop John Moolachira, in his opening words, emphasized that preaching and living the word of God should not be confined to the church service, but has to be effective after the church service. Every Christian is duty bound to act in accordance with the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church - he further added. He concluded his opening speech stating that the Church must be united in facing important issues affecting the people.
Fr. Stephen a specialist on the Catholic Social Teachings presented lively sessions throughout the seminar and revived the spirit of the Participants. “As Christians, we have responsibilities and social obligations to maintain justice, equality and good governance”, reminded Fr. Stephen. He also focused on: values of human dignity, solidarity, common good, love for creation, universal destination of goods and preferential option for the poor and exhorted everyone to put into practice these noble values while discharging the priestly and social responsibilities.
The seminar was attended, among others, by a few religious priests working in the Archdiocese of Guwahati.