Why has Pope Francis chosen to adopt the model of leadership that is already beginning to characterise his papacy? James Hanvey SJ identifies three particular aspects of the Franciscan and Ignatian traditions that seem to be informing the new Pope’s vision of mission.
Our Lenten anticipation now gives way to our celebration of the resurrection of Christ, which 'is not something that we can master; it is only something we can receive'.
We tend to think of Holy Saturday as a day ‘in between’ Good Friday and Easter Sunday, without any particular significance of its own. But this could not be further from the truth, says James Hanvey SJ. It is a day that resists all of our attempts to understand it, but nonetheless we must ‘live in the realities of Holy Saturday’.
Through Mary we receive and understand the grace of God in a special way - 'we see the truth of God's promises fulfilled'. How can we be attentive to this all year round?
Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 film Super Size Me does showcase the sin of gluttony, argues James Hanvey SJ, but not necessarily on the part of the consumer.
Theologian James Hanvey SJ offers a powerful critique of our current social and economic climate as he explores the meaning and potential of the Big Society from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching.
'What Ignatius gives us is not a theory, but a theology that is lived and experienced.' James Hanvey exposes the theological vision manifested in the Spiritual Exercises and in Ignatius's life.
‘The name we give to God, The Trinity, marks the depth and height of the Christian knowledge and experience of who God is.’ James Hanvey SJ considers how we might begin to think and speak about the loving relationship between Father, Son and Spirit into which we ourselves are welcomed
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