Many academics and media people in Ireland have little time for a Catholic literary tradition. In fact, they don’t take the very idea of Catholic intellectual activity seriously. Eamon Maher, whose translation of Jean Sulivan’s memoir of the death of his mother, Anticipate Every Goodbye, was published recently by Veritas, [...]
Thomas Heath OP suggests that we try to recognise the Holy Spirit, who is gift itself, in the many gifts which we have received and which show themselves in our lives of seeking God.
John-Paul Sheridan gives an excellent summary of what the Scriptures and Church teaching tell us about the Holy Spirit, especially as a guide to parents whose children are following the programme in preparation for confirmation. It is the second chapter of his helpful Veritas publication Promises to keep: parents and [...]
The “movements” are organisations which have emerged since Vatican II, mainly of lay people, inspired by a founder and with a method to lead people to a dynamic Christian life. Patrick Duffy explains.
An original and stimulating examination by Hugh Rayment-Pickard of the theology of time and history drawing from art, literature, philosophy, theology and everyday life.
Sean O’Conaill sees the need for lay people to abandon the notion of the priest as ‘grandee’ so that they can embrace fully their own vocation to a life of faith and of collaboration in a wide variety of ministries.
Declan Marmion has gathered a host of international specialists to explore their respective legacies by examining not only Karl Rahner, and Bernard Lonergan’s contribution to anthropology, systematic, historical, moral and practical theology and spirituality, and thus bringing their insights into dialogue with many of the issues facing Christians today.
Dear Father, many highly educated men and women claim to be atheists. Yet anyone with even a minimum of intelligence must realise that the world just could not have started by itself. Scriptures say that ‘the fool has said in his heart, “there is no God”‘. Must we conclude that [...]
Michael Brundell O.Carm. takes note of Karl Rahner’s vision of the Church of tomorrow, a Church of sinners, shaken perhaps by the storms of history and of internal conflict, but still united in love of each other and love of the Church itself.
This book represents the work of fifteen scholars in four disciplines: philosophy, theology, sociology and cultural studies. It offers an interdisciplinary reflection on the role and impact of technology in society. It is edited by edited by Michael Breen, Eamonn Conway and Barry McMillan.
This is a collection of recent essays by Enda McDonagh – many in honour of friends – on a variety of topics such as theology in the university, education, globalisation, grief, suicide, politics, risk, transformative justice, poetry, art, theatre and tragedy.
Can a scientist believe in God? Chris Moss, Jesuit priest and astronomer, says yes. From the very beginning, some might say, Chris Moss’ future was ‘in the stars’. Growing up in Preston, the only town in England with its own research observatory, he rubbed shoulders with astronomers before he even [...]
What were the formative years of Jesus like? Is there anything we can really know about what they call “the hidden years”? Could he read and write? What level of education did he have? What languages did he speak? Jim McPolin SJ looks at these questions.
In this public lecture, Diarmuid Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Dublin, assesses the need for change and renewal in the Church, looking especially at the necessity for the Church to listen and be humble, after the model of the Virgin Mary, mother of the Church.
Here the brothers of the Taizé community offer a series of short meditations on questions of God, the Christian faith and what it means to believe. We all seek a meaningful life. The questions asked here lead on to intimate communion with the mystery of God.
Michael Byrne reflects on his journey from vagueness and doubt towards certainty and faith, and he considers what it means to be a committed Catholic in Ireland today. Kevin O’Higgins SJ responds to Michael’s article.
What do we know of Jesus’ family life? What is to be said of those the Gospels call ‘his brothers and sisters’? Could he have not been married? Did he join the clergy? How did he come in conflict with the priests? James Mc Polin SJ tries answer these questions.
Robert McClory takes some well-known instances of dissenting voices in the Church, from Galileo to John Courtney Murray, and explains how they have helped the Church to see more clearly.
Andrew Pierce and Geraldine Smyth OP edit this tribute to Gabriel Daly OSA. It is a collection of essays on faith and culture by such authors as Enda McDonagh, David Tracy and Johann Baptist Metz.
Alex Wright, Director of SCM Press, calls for theologians and churches to dialogue seriously with contemporary culture in a world where religion and faith are becoming ever more marginal.
Right from Jesus’ first preaching he was in conflict with his fellow townspeople, with the Jewish leaders and was executed by Pilate as a political rebel. Each gospel shows different points of view about Jesus. James Mc Polin SJ explains.