15 July is the feast of St Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church, who took the data of earlier biographies of St Francis and subjected them to the principles of theology.
How did the much-loved church of The Immaculate Conception - otherwise known as Farm Street Church in Mayfair, central London - come to be built after a tumultuous period in the Catholic history of England?
George Tyrrell, who died on 15 July 1909, was among the modernists whose ideas were condemned by the Catholic Church, but what was it about their thought that was so problematic?
French theologian Bernard Sesboüé SJ explains how the specifically Jesuit model of priesthood evolved and was ‘confirmed and enriched’ by the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.
Blessed John Sullivan's story has about it some vestiges of that of St Augustine, suggests Thomas J. Morrissey in his biography of the Jesuit whose feast is on 8 May.
8 May is the feast of Blessed John Sullivan SJ, who was beatified in Dublin on 13 May 2017. His life story parallels that of George Tyrrell.
Oliver Rafferty SJ introduces the Catholic modernist whose views eventually resulted in his expulsion from the Society of Jesus and his excommunication before he died on 15 July 1909.
Ron Darwen SJ explores two different portrayals of Ignatius Loyola, and describes how the first Superior General continues to accompany Jesuits on their spiritual journeys.
John Pontifex reflects on his visit to China, and explores how the Church in China’s Jesuit origins can help the country’s faithful find a balance between their religious faith and cultural identity.
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