Christine Allen, Director of Catholic development organisation, Progressio, describes her meeting with Pope Benedict XVI during his formal welcome by the Queen at Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh.
With Mass attendance on the decline, what steps can be taken at the parish level to ensure that those who are distanced from the Church feel welcome and confident as they make the first steps to rejoining a parish community?
South Africa's month in the spotlight during the 2010 FIFA World Cup was preceded by years of preparation and will now have a lasting impact on the lives of the people of South Africa. Rampe Hlobo SJ suggests that South Africans have been the real winners of the World Cup – how has the tournament been a turning point for the country, and in fact the whole of Africa?
Rev John Boyers, chaplain to Manchester United FC and Director of inter-denominational sports chaplaincy body, SCORE, tells Thinking Faith about how he became involved in football chaplaincy. What does the role of chaplain to one of the world’s biggest football clubs involve, and how does it embody a model of Christian service?
The long-awaited beginning of the 2010 FIFA World Cup today has been met with enthusiasm and joy by many South Africans.
Ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Graham Pugin SJ hopes that the Church can bear visible witness to the problems of trafficking, poverty and unemployment that the football may disguise
Damian Howard SJ shares the insights into Pakistani life that he gained during his time with the Jesuit mission in Lahore.
Memories of the seminal events that took place in South Africa in February 1990, which ended with Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, will live long in the minds of those who experienced the atmosphere in the country at the time. Anthony Egan SJ describes the reaction to this crucial chapter in the struggle against apartheid. How did people of faith see these events as a sign of the coming of God’s kingdom?
When Danny Daly decided that he wanted to become more active in his faith, London Jesuit Volunteers provided him with the opportunity to get involved with homelessness projects in and around London.
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