The recent publication of the Apostolic Constitution inviting groups of Anglicans into communion with the Catholic Church has prompted a mixture of reactions from within and outside both communities. Canon lawyer, Fr Andrew Cole examines in detail the terms of Anglicanorum coetibus and looks forward to the mutual enrichment that its implementation will bring about.
Marcel Uwineza SJ asks if the task of reconciliation for the Church in Africa might become clearer in light of the work of philosopher Gabriel Marcel.
James Hanvey SJ describes how the life of a priest is shaped by the relationships to which he is committed yet characterised by his mysterious surrender to the life of the Church.
Jesuit theologian James Corkery presents the perspectives on Europe of Pope Benedict XVI and John Paul II, and looks at how their vision can inform the development of the European Union. How has Europe drifted away from its Christian roots, and why is the future of the continent dependent on the rediscovery of its identity as ‘a way of being together by different peoples that is founded on a mutual ordering of faith and reason’?
Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ looks at some of the images we might use as a basis for a renewed understanding of priestly ministry.
French theologian Bernard Sesboüé SJ explains how the specifically Jesuit model of priesthood evolved and was ‘confirmed and enriched’ by the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.
Brendan MacPartlin SJ considers the vision delivered in Pope Benedict's third encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, which picks up on the themes of 'Populorum Progressio' to look at issues of development and social action: 'Charity in truth drives the authentic development of all persons.'
Gerry O'Collins SJ shares some thoughts on the priesthood of Christ, as understood by Paul, and considers how ordained ministry continually draws on aspects of Christ's priesthood.
Paul tells the Christians at Colossae that Christ is the 'the first-born of all creation' - why was this such an important message for Paul to teach, and how do we let this shape our faith?
As he reflects on Pope Benedict’s 2009 visit to the Holy Land, David Neuhaus SJ discusses the pope’s appeals for peace in the region and sets out the challenging position with regard to the conflict that the Church is called to adopt.
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