Impact 2, Session 2, Prof Ron and Dr Mavis Pirola
WHERE MIGHT HE BE TAKING US?
Pope Francis is taking us on a ‘course correction’, by calling us to a lifestyle
of radical, merciful tenderness. This does not alter Church teaching but it
engenders radically different responses. It is a call to focus on empathy in the
midst of complexity while holding dearly to clear principles. Simultaneously,
society is engaged in social engineering on an unprecedented scale, raising
innumerable daily ethical and moral dilemmas, particularly in the area of
sexuality. Married couples and their families face complex pastoral situations on
a daily basis. They have much to offer in the evolving challenges.