Monday, December 03, 2007

The Spirit of Advent

On Sunday 2nd December Forum Christi celebrated the start of the new liturgical year with a talk on "The Spirit of Advent" by Fr Richard Whinder. He took us through general principles of how we should use Advent in a similar way to Lent - as time for spiritual preparation for the coming of Christ. He also talked about the readings used on the four Sundays of Advent, with the first two weeks focussing on the second coming of Christ, and then the last two weeks thinking more about his first coming as a baby. We finished the evening by praying a decade of the Rosary, and then went to the Nightingale to carry on the discussion.

SPUC at Forum Christi

On Sunday 25th November Anthony Ozimic, Political Officer for the Society for the Protection of Unborn children, spoke to Forum Christi on "Unborn children in danger: what you need to know about the Human Tissue and Embryos Bill". He told us about the major points of the Bill, in particular about potential changes being made to the rules for providing IVF, and the potential for creating animal-human hybrid embryos. For more information see