The most significant negative factor that influences attitudes to the Church in today’s Ireland is the place of women in the Church – Diarmuid Martin.
“From the poverty-stricken and colonial context of 18th century Ireland, Nano Nagle lit a flame for freedom through education, leaving us a legacy that continues to grow and expand into the complex world of the 21st century.”
A vacancy has arisen for a leader to head up www.catholicireland.net and join with the heads of the other sectors to contribute to the growth and success of the overall group.
Fr Michael Geraghty is the youngest priest in Killaloe. He will spend his summer helping the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes followed by a stint of missionary work in Africa.
"You can have five degrees in theology, but not have the Spirit of God. Maybe you'll be a great theologian, but you are not a Christian," Pontiff warns.
The challenge implied in the title is a serious one. T. H. Groome is hopeful that the theme - 'bring life to faith and faith to life' - will give new energy to the task of developing faith.
This book, a festschrift in honour of recently retired Professors Tom Norris and Michael Mullins at St Patrick's College, Maynooth. Edited by B. Leahy and S. O'Connell.
"Faith comes from hearing," says St Paul in Rom 10:17, but Nóirín Ní Riain believes that this oral experience by which we come to Christian faith has been neglected in Western theology.