The phenomenon of an aging population tends to be analysed through an economic lens and the issue of care for the elderly is often used as a political football. But how often do we step back and think clearly about our hopes and expectations for old age? Jesuit theologian, Edward Vacek puts forward a positive vision for the Christian life of the elderly, in which the most important activity is love of others, self, and especially God.
Thomas Groome asks: What are the 'deep and universal values that must permeate Catholic education in order to render it truly Catholic'?
What does it mean in practice to talk about ‘more’ when it comes to education? John Moffatt SJ asks what the Ignatian 'magis' really entails and why it inspires the work of every Jesuit school.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the man responsible for the growth of ‘Olympism’ in the modern age, was shaped by his Catholic educational experience.
What qualities do we look for in a good leader? How can we become better leaders ourselves? Thomas Shufflebotham SJ guides us in a prayerful reflection on just three qualities of Jesus that any good Christian leader should seek to emulate.
Niall Leahy SJ found an Irish Catholic community ready to embrace renewal and celebrate their faith at the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 in Dublin.
Dermot Power encourages us to be sensitive to the truth about God’s love for us that the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus can help to illuminate.
Has there been a loss of the distinctiveness of religious life since Vatican II and if so, what will be the lasting effects on the ministry and mission of women religious in particular?
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