‘The remission of the excommunication has the same aim as that of the punishment: namely, to invite the four Bishops once more to return.’ Helen Costigane SHCJ explains the historical practice of and reasoning behind excommunication, in li
The effects of the global economic downturn have been felt acutely in Ireland, where the population has experienced record growth in their economy over recent years. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ contributes to Thinking Faith’s Lenten series b
Director: Guillermo Arriaga
Starring: Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Joaquim de Almeida
UK Release date: 13 March 2009
Certificate: 15 (106 mins)
The lifting of the excommunication of Richard Williamson left many people confused about the Catholic Church’s relation to the Jewish people. John McDade explains the developments in the Church’s understanding of its relationship with Judaism since Vatican II. How can the recognition that the Church is linked to Israel at a level of identity help to enrich Christian-Jewish relations, and the Church’s mission?
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