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?
Philip Endean SJ discusses the move of the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension in many countries from the Thursday forty days after Easter to the following Sunday. How can the concern that is felt by some Catholics about the change serve to enrich our understanding of this feast and the entire Easter season?
On 24 March 2012, thousands of young Catholics descended upon Wembley Arena for the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation’s Flame Congress, one of many events that will celebrate the partnership of faith and sport in this Olympic year.
Michael Paul Gallagher SJ describes how the freedom of the imagination to embrace, not escape, the drama of our lives was crucial to a unique Jesuit thinker, William Lynch SJ. For Lynch, this freedom lies in Christ’s subversion of the ‘old imagination’, which is the source of our Easter hope. How does our faith resource us to imagine the narratives of our lives creatively and concretely?
The purpose of a restraint of the appetite was an important question even for St Ignatius, explains Gemma Simmonds CJ.
Christine Allen Dench found Richard Alwyn’s documentary about Catholic women to be respectful of the women to whom we were introduced, but wonders how fully he showcased the spectrum of roles that women occupy in the Church.
The BBC Four series, Catholics began last week with an episode entitled ‘Priests’, filmed at Allen Hall, the seminary of the Diocese of Westminster.
The ‘Prayer for Generosity’ is much-loved by followers of Ignatian spirituality, although little is known about its authorship. The prayer is attributed frequently to St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, but was it really composed by him? Jack Mahoney SJ investigates the origins of this ‘brief but elegant prayer’.
What are your New Year's resolutions? Maybe the key to a revitalised start to the New Year lies in an honest appraisal of our hopes and expectations.
Type any words in the box below to search Thinking Faith for content containing those words, or tick the ‘author’ box and type in the name of any Thinking Faith author to find all of his or her articles and reviews. You can also narrow your search by selecting a category from the dropdown menu.