Issues in Alicante
Michael Gallagher SJ, the Ecclesiastical Assistant (EA) for the Irish Christian Life Community (CLC), has just returned from a European Assembly – some 70 delegates from 17 countries – in Alicante, Spain. The Jesuit EAs arrived a day early, to clarify the central issue of Commitment: what does CLC commitment (less clear-cut, more nuanced than Religious vows) mean for a layperson with a full-time job? As part of a bigger group, the Irish team (two women delegates with Michael) also tackled the difficult and long-standing issue of the preponderance of women in CLC. In the picture and (left to right): Barbara (President, CLC Ireland), May (Eurolink), Evelyn (CLC England and Wales, and new co-ordinator for Europe), and Michael.