Just back from the JCMA Annual Conference

And I am sitting by the fire outside in (what my wife and children call) “the cave” with my pipe and a pint while the rain is gently and consistently bucketting down around me. I am catching up (now that I am back in internet range) with my weekly google-reader news stories, and came across this quotation on Fr Z’s blog:

“In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.” -G.K Chesterton

I don’t know about “in Catholicism”, but in my own life, this is most certainly true!

Oh, and “What is JCMA?” you ask? see here: jcma.org.au. I am the Secretary and a founding member of the organisation. The Annual Conference is a three day and night live-in event up in the hills around Warburton. And in case you are wondering, it is a thoroughly delightful event spent with my brothers and sisters from various Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in Melbourne. This was the 9th Annual Conference, and I have been to 8 of them. A highly recommened experience!

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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One Response to Just back from the JCMA Annual Conference

  1. Matthias says:

    I thought you were out of sight this week. BTW i wne tot St Phillips on Sunday and will be there every second one- when not serving breakfast to the homeless.

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