Jesuit theologian Michael Paul Gallagher offers a quick map of 'Lumen Fidei', highlighting a few points of interest, and encourages readers to explore the whole text.
John Moffatt SJ highlights the key themes of Lumen Fidei in this guide to a document, 'that continues a conversation with a sceptical modern audience, a conversation that Benedict XVI began and Francis is taking forward'.
Explore hope through the lens of a film that epitomises the sustaining and life-changing power of that virtue: Roberto Benigni’s 'Life is Beautiful'.
Thomas McCoog SJ argues that even Pope Gregory XII’s resignation in 1417 is not a real precedent for Pope Benedict’s decision. We have to go back to 1294 to find the only true historical precedent...
We asked four authors to tell us why they are thankful for Pope Benedict's eight-year papacy. Niall Keenan, Angela Kitching, John Moffatt SJ and Anouska Robinson-Biggin fcJ express their gratitude.
On hearing the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Gemma Simmonds CJ considered how this ‘last, charismatic and courageous gesture’ might inspire the Church as a whole.
Michael Barnes SJ describes the way in which Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Assisi, in the footsteps of his predecessor, highlighted a continuity between the papacies of Benedict and John Paul II.
Anthony Egan SJ suggests that while Pope Benedict’s 2010 comments about the use of condoms in the prevention of the spread of HIV do not, contrary to what has been reported, mark a break away from Catholic teaching, there is in fact a subtle innovation behind his words.
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