What was Pope Benedicts’s message during his much-heralded trip to the Holy Land in 2009? Israeli Jesuit and biblical scholar, David Neuhaus examines his words and actions to uncover a bold, prophetic message.
On 2nd May at Farm Street Church in London, 5 Jesuits were ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop George Stack. In his homily, Bishop Stack spoke of the ministry that the new Deacons are being called to undertake, and the love of
Gerald O’Collins SJ explains what Paul tells us about early faith in the resurrection. What did the resurrection mean for early Christian understanding of God, the Eucharist, and universal salvation?
Pope Benedict’s words on 17 March 2009 regarding the use of condoms in preventing the spread of HIV, generated a media storm. But the Pope’s comments are not a cause for concern as they were reported to be, argues Michael Czerny SJ. Why is the Church’s teaching on this issue not ‘unrealistic and ineffective’ as alleged, but valuable, efficient and grounded in reality?
‘The remission of the excommunication has the same aim as that of the punishment: namely, to invite the four Bishops once more to return.’ Helen Costigane SHCJ explains the historical practice of and reasoning behind excommunication, in li
The lifting of the excommunication of Richard Williamson left many people confused about the Catholic Church’s relation to the Jewish people. John McDade explains the developments in the Church’s understanding of its relationship with Judaism since Vatican II. How can the recognition that the Church is linked to Israel at a level of identity help to enrich Christian-Jewish relations, and the Church’s mission?
In the second and final part of his recent lecture, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor highlights three aspects of the life of the Church in England and Wales that are crucial to the Church’s understanding of its own identity and mission: formation,
The Archbishop of Westminster has delivered a major lecture on the shape of the Catholic Church in England and Wales since the restoration of the hierarchy.
25th January 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the announcement of the Second Vatican Council. John Moffatt SJ looks at how we can understand the changes in the Church since the Council: do certain developments con
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