19th April 2023
Caring for our common home, in this world and with this climate
Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ explains how Pope Francis’ encyclicals set out a vision which calls us all to action to care for our common home – how can universities answer this call?
12th October 2022
A seamless ethic for siblings all: the hope of Fratelli tutti
Drawing on papal texts from Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum novarum to Pope Francis’ Fratelli tutti, Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ considers how authentic human development requires us to recognise and treat one another as sibling offspring of God.
30th September 2022
What is a brother?
Sr Margaret Atkins encourages us to think about the scriptural, cultural and social resonances of the familiar but often under-explored language of brother- and sisterhood, and thus enrich our relationships and encounters.
23rd June 2021
The renewal of religious life and Fratelli tutti: Reading Fratelli tutti for religious
Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ uses Fratelli tutti to ask: how are religious today invited to renew and deepen their following of Christ while contributing decisively to the mission of the Church?
18th December 2020
Exploring Fratelli tutti: 4. Finding Christ in the world
James Hanvey SJ concludes the interview he gave to Jan Regner SJ by reflecting on the process of secularisation in many European countries.
17th December 2020
A kingdom without borders
Massimo Faggioli invites us to reflect on the illustrations of the contrast between the local and the global that we find in the readings for the fourth Sunday of Advent: ‘one event, in place and time and historical context, but with universal significance.’
10th December 2020
A stranger-in-need is a neighbour indeed
The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, and the Christian joy that colours our liturgy on this day is not something that we should keep to ourselves, says Patrick Nogoy SJ.
10th December 2020
Exploring Fratelli tutti: 3. Seeing with God’s eyes
James Hanvey SJ expands on what he has written elsewhere about the parable of the Good Samaritan, which frames the second chapter of Fratelli tutti, leading us into the contemplative dimension of the encyclical.
3rd December 2020
Back to our future
The readings for the Second Sunday of Advent are rich with promise but demand something of us in return – how do they invite us to respond to God’s offer of consolation, which is always open to us, by confronting our memories and looking to the future?
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