The call to be an instrument of God’s love and peace is at the heart of Christian faith and is the basis of all Catholic pastoral care – for children, families, the elderly, the housebound, the sick, the dying, the grieving. This book acknowledges the serious issues involved in this ministry and offers sound and practical advice and support. The author explores the Scriptural basis for pastoral care with a special emphasis on the ministry of Jesus; and how the Church in its history and tradition has developed its own unique spiritual and sacramental responses and resources.Howard Wallace, Author
Until the end of 2011 Howard Neil Wallace was Professor of Old Testament at the Uniting Church Theological College, Parkville, Australia, where he served for 18 years. Prior to that he was Lecturer in Old Testament for 11 years at United Theological College, the Uniting Church College in Sydney. He is now Minister of the Word at Mulgrave Uniting Church in Melbourne.