It is appropriate that one of the first major events to be organised from and in the recently-opened cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Clifton, should be the Justice and Peace Week which opens there on Sunday next when Fr. Charles Meagher, a Columban Father from the Catholic Institute for International Relations, will preach at all Masses. The design and concept of the cathedral envisages participation and encourages the outward-looking church.
And so the idea ofJustice and Peace is not just confined to special sermons on a Sunday. Instead, a week's programme has been planned with an exhibition, speakers, films and discussions. Thus on Tuesday next Fr. Bonaventure, 0.F.M., will speak on his African experiences after the film Doctors Medic-Air (first snown on TV).
On Wednesday, Fr. Joseph Stanley, S.J., will exPlain what Justice and Peace really means, how it concerns us and what is being done in a practical way to spread the Gospel and convert the world. The theme on Thursday will be "Can't the Church feed the Hungry?" and will be introduced by Mr. John Capstick-Dale, chairman of the Bristol Catholic Freedom from Hunger committee.
Mr. Feeney will explain how Clifton Diocese itself is tackling the problem of world hunger. The Bristol World Development Movement who lent their set of display stands on world' poverty for the week will pre-.sent "Europe '73", slides with taped commentary on Friday. The people will be particularly asked about their use of basic goods such as sugar and coffee and how this affects the third world's position.
Mr. Graham Davey will be there to answer questions. On Sunday, September 23, the week will end with the First harvest Mass in the cathedral at 9.30 a.m.
Fr. Meagher and his assistant Miss Noonan will be present throughout the week. The exhibition, bookstall and display of African objects are open daily from 11 a.m. to I p.m., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday.