CYMFed: No sign of a patron saint...
Blogged by James Preece on 15th October 2009
Joe at Catholic Commentary has this to say about the new Catholic Youth Ministry Federation...
Yes, there is a nice acronym. Yes, there appears to be a launch congress. But no, there is no sign of a patron saint, no sign of what are characteristic features of the new movements, Eucharistic and Marian devotion. Look at their six objectives - and, since it doesn't seem to have properly formed or launched yet, the claim to be "the single most experienced and qualified body in the UK to hold, protect and further the vision of youth ministry" seems fanciful.
No sign of a patron saint.
No sign of Eucharistic and Marian devotion.
Not properly launched yet, but have already found the cash to fly speakers over from the United States to a "congress" to which they have also managed to attract Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
Where is the money coming from?
Who is pulling the strings?