Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ looks at some of the images we might use as a basis for a renewed understanding of priestly ministry.
French theologian Bernard Sesboüé SJ explains how the specifically Jesuit model of priesthood evolved and was ‘confirmed and enriched’ by the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.
Brendan MacPartlin SJ considers the vision delivered in Pope Benedict's third encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, which picks up on the themes of 'Populorum Progressio' to look at issues of development and social action: 'Charity in truth drives the authentic development of all persons.'
Gerry O'Collins SJ shares some thoughts on the priesthood of Christ, as understood by Paul, and considers how ordained ministry continually draws on aspects of Christ's priesthood.
Paul tells the Christians at Colossae that Christ is the 'the first-born of all creation' - why was this such an important message for Paul to teach, and how do we let this shape our faith?
As he reflects on Pope Benedict’s 2009 visit to the Holy Land, David Neuhaus SJ discusses the pope’s appeals for peace in the region and sets out the challenging position with regard to the conflict that the Church is called to adopt.
What was Pope Benedicts’s message during his much-heralded trip to the Holy Land in 2009? Israeli Jesuit and biblical scholar, David Neuhaus examines his words and actions to uncover a bold, prophetic message.
On 2nd May at Farm Street Church in London, 5 Jesuits were ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop George Stack. In his homily, Bishop Stack spoke of the ministry that the new Deacons are being called to undertake, and the love of
Gerald O’Collins SJ explains what Paul tells us about early faith in the resurrection. What did the resurrection mean for early Christian understanding of God, the Eucharist, and universal salvation?
Pope Benedict’s words on 17 March 2009 regarding the use of condoms in preventing the spread of HIV, generated a media storm. But the Pope’s comments are not a cause for concern as they were reported to be, argues Michael Czerny SJ. Why is the Church’s teaching on this issue not ‘unrealistic and ineffective’ as alleged, but valuable, efficient and grounded in reality?
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