Can faith help us to make sense of the reality and horror of war? Roger Dawson SJ looks to the theology of Johann Baptist Metz to ask how we can speak about God in a world of conflict.
Presiding over the Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the world’s priests to be good shepherds, ‘with the smell of the sheep’. Perhaps this weekday homily that follows shows something of what he meant.
‘The task of Catholic educators today ... is to offer to learners the possibility of an encounter with Jesus Christ.’ Nicholas King SJ suggests ways in which to go about this task.
Legislation passed by the UK government in July 2013 means that same-sex couples in England and Wales will soon be able to get married, with the first weddings likely to take place in summer 2014.
The God who emerges in Why Bother Praying? is compassionate, understanding and loving. We go to God as we are – and if we are angry with God, there is no harm in saying so. If prayer is not honest, it is not prayer!
Australian Jesuit, Fr Richard Leonard, is the author of the 2010 book Where the Hell is God? and the Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film & Broadcasting. He introduces the themes in his new book by explaining what motivated him to explore the question: Why Bother Praying?
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