Fr Aidan Nichols OP addressed the conference of the Association of Priests for the Gospel of Life today at the St Wilfrid's Hall at the London Oratory. His lecture was on the subject of "Vatican II, Culture and the Gospel of Life." It was a most stimulating and academically robust discussion of the hermeneutic of rupture and the hermeneutic of continuity as applied to the text of Gaudium et Spes. I hope to be able to publish the lecture in due course.
After lunch, organised by SPUC, I gave a short spiritual conference on the pro-life character of the priestly identity, related particularly to the Eucharistic Sacrifice. We made time for confessions, rosary and other prayers in the beautiful "Little Oratory." I am very grateful to the Oratory Fathers for allowing us to use this first-rate and easily accessible location for our conference.