New, exciting, different and challenging are words that come to mind when I think of the Roncalli project/community. These are attractive words, each one of them exuding their own energy.

However there are some other vital ingredients that I consider essential to any discussion on Roncalli.

Roncalli is Gospel Based. It is rooted in Sacred Scripture. It takes its cue from the Second Vatican Council.

Roncalli is a new way of being Church. It is a new way of doing ministry. I believe Roncalli could become a small beacon of hope for the future of the Church. It has grown out of my experience of the hurt and hurtful, the abused and the abusing, the wounded and wounding aspects of Church.

In other words it acknowledges our brokenness and our constant need for God’s mercy.

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