Sunday, May 27, 2018
Can You Can You Celebrate Corpus Christi Without Reconciliation?
On Sunday 3 June 2018 the Archdiocese of Brisbane will host the annual Corpus Christi Procession through the streets of the city.
June 3 is also Mabo Day the end of Reconciliation Week. Neither of these commemorations are featured in the social media pages of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Let us remember the words of St John Paul II who speaking of the presence of Aboriginal spirituality said: " And the Church herself in Australia will not be fully the Church that Jesus wants her to be until you have made your contribution to her life and until that contribution has been joyfully received by others."
Our walking with Jesus in Australia will only be faithful to the extent we have walked in reconciliation with the First Nations Peoples on whose land this procession is held.