PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – ECUMENISM
The gift of authority
Pope Francis has endeared Christians from various Churches, people of other faiths and non-believers to his style of papacy. Could this be a key moment in the development of the Pope as ‘universal primate’? Frank Johnson takes a brief look at the changing role of the papacy.
PAGE 6 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Volunteers of God
Patrizia Mazzola describes how the ‘Volunteers of God’ were born within the Focolare Movement.
PAGE 8 – FOCOLARE
Being a Volunteer in GB in 2022
Nic Innocent is a Volunteer, living in Enfield, North London. New City asked him to describe what this call from God means to him today.
PAGE 9 – MEDITATION
Letting ourselves be carried
By Chiara Lubich
PAGE 10 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Riccardo Burigana
Riccardo Burigana is a prominent ecumenist and from 2014 the President of the Italian Association of professors of ecumenism. Joan Patricia Back interviewed him recently.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – July 2022
There is need of only one thing (Lk. 10: 42)
This month’s Word of Life is a precious opportunity to practise choosing the better part, that is, listening to the Word and acquiring that inner freedom that enables us to act accordingly in our daily lives. It can enable us to carry out actions that are the fruit of a loving relationship that gives meaning to service and listening.
PAGE 14 – REFLECTION
Not to run away
Robbie Young explores the different choices we can make when confronted with what life throws at us.
PAGE 16 – DISCOVERIES FROM THE INSIDE OUT
We are more than our feelings
In the third part of this series Elisabeth Öhlböck looks at the importance of recognising and naming our emotions.
PAGE 18 – ECUMENISM
Ecumenism is both a journey and a gift
Pope Francis met with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) at the Vatican on May 13, 2022. Here are extracts of his warm welcome to the group.
PAGE 20 – FAMILY
More summer play
In New City June 2021, Susi Robbins shared some ideas for summer play with young children. Here are more fun and games!
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Potato and radish salad
Uli Yeomans shares a simple recipe for potato and radish salad.
PAGE 23 – POETRY AND SUDOKU
By David A. Campton