11 September 2018
Malcolm McMahon, Paul Bayes, Sheryl Anderson
The Catholic Church’s teaching on the real presence of Christ in the liturgy is much broader than most people realise.
04 September 2018
Soon after she received her call to start a new Congregation, the freedom struggle in India was gaining momentum in India. Mother Teresa and her fledgling Congregation was literally thrown into the days of partition and the bloody aftermath when thousands of refugees from what would become East Pakistan poured into West Bengal.
28 August 2018
Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ
The Concluding Eucharist was a moving and joyful experience to the thousands gathered at the massive Phoenix Park there and to the many more across the world who watched the proceedings live on TV
22 August 2018
Pope Francis blamed "clericalism" in the Catholic Church for creating a culture where criminal abuse was widespread and extraordinary efforts were made to keep the crimes hidden.
21 August 2018
A book entitled The Pope Francis Agenda is sure to intrigue and excite interest especially with a visit from the said Pope Francis on Ireland’s agenda in just a few week’s time. Donal Dorr has impeccable timing when it comes to discerning the signs of the times.
20 August 2018
16 August 2018
Greg Erlandson, CNS
The clergy sexual abuse crisis has been, and remains today, ultimately a crisis regarding the responsibility of church authorities. The profound distrust of institutions – law, science, education, government – that permeates our society permeates our church as well. This distrust strikes at the heart of a hierarchical structure – that those who bear the most responsibility and most power have at times failed us. "Put not your trust in princes," sang the psalmist. Indeed, many Catholics no longer do.
08 August 2018
Christians are a tiny minority in Bangladesh: there are only 400,000 Catholics in a population of over 160 million.
06 August 2018
Did not Cardinal Hume’s arrangement with Rome over the Anglican clergy who wished to be received into the Church drive a cart and horse through the celibacy issue?
04 August 2018
Francis appears to be consciously adding to a line of reflection that has been slowly gathering pace; a case for the Church to call on those who animate law to exercise restraint in the use of the arsenal of cruel powers the state has at its disposal.
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