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The amazing sacrament: a celebration of the Eucharist

Stephen Redmond SJ's book is an accessible introduction for anyone keen to learn more about the central act of the christian tradition specially prepared for the Year of the Eucharist.


Lough Derg: the spirit of a holy place

John Cunningham, a retired headmaster in Fermanagh, looks at the legends and the deep spiritual traditions in Lough Derg’s lengthy history as a place of pilgrimage.


The death of life: the horror of extinction

Seán McDonagh's book is a plea for action before it is too late to save the 11,000 species currently under threat of extinction in mangrove forests and coral reefs across the world.


Turf, oil and lifestyle addiction

Up till recently we never had any dificulties about the burning of fossil fuels. But now with global warming established as a fact, perhaps it is time to think again about it, suggests Conall Ó Cuinn SJ.


The cosmic circle: Jesus and ecology

In The Cosmic Circle Edward P. Echlin relates Jesus to ecology. He looks at Jesus in his Nazareth years as craftsman and food grower, and his connection with the earth.


An invitation to our composers

A new edition of the Roman Missal with a new translation is being prepared at present. It is expected thaqt the work will be completed towards the end of next year. A new translation means that many of the current texts are changed and therefore new music settings are required.

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Holy Days of Obligation

Holy Days of Obligation are major feasts of the Church’s year on which – in addition to Sundays – Catholics are obliged to go to Mass. They are also to abstain from such work or business that would inhibit the worship to be given to God, the joy proper to [...]


The use of Scripture in the Church

For the use of scripture in the Church,  see The Catechism of the Catholic Church. 131-141.   http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p1s1c2a3.htm#V


The interpretation of Scripture

To know about the interpretation of scripture, that is, the criteria for understanding what God might be saying to you as you hear a reader proclaim scripture passage in church or as you read part of it quietly in your room.  See The Catechism of the Catholic Church.  109-119.   http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p1s1c2a3.htm#III


Inspiration and the truth of Scripture

For the inspiration and the truth of scripture:  See The Catechism of the Catholic Church. 101-108.   http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p1s1c2a3.htm#I


Contemporary translations of the Bible into English

Which Bible is the most readable in contemporary English? Which is the most accurate and faithful to the original language?  Patrick Duffy assesses contemporary translations of the Bible with regard to accuracy of translation and readability in English.


Missionaries and the Bible

Patrick Duffy comments on a distinct difference between how Catholic and Protestant used the Bible.


Early translations of the Bible into English

Patrick Duffy draws on Henry Wansbrough OSB’s book, The Story of the Bible: How it came to us (Darton, Longman and Todd 2006) to summarise information on translations into Old, Middle and Early Modern English.


Early translations of the Bible in general

This is an account of early translations of the Bible. Patrick Duffy draws on Henry Wansbrough OSB’s book, The Story of the Bible: How it came to us (Darton, Longman and Todd 2006).

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