Gemma Simmonds CJ describes how a unique installation on the River Thames in the summer of 2012 was a prime example of the transformative power of poetry.
As the cardinal electors prepare to enter the Sistine Chapel tomorrow, Gemma Simmonds CJ suggests that it would be a gift to the Church if the man they elect to the See of Peter has an approach to authority that has been formed in a religi
On hearing the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Gemma Simmonds CJ considered how this ‘last, charismatic and courageous gesture’ might inspire the Church as a whole.
Has there been a loss of the distinctiveness of religious life since Vatican II and if so, what will be the lasting effects on the ministry and mission of women religious in particular?
The purpose of a restraint of the appetite was an important question even for St Ignatius, explains Gemma Simmonds CJ.
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