One of the pioneers of the Jesuit mission to China, Matteo Ricci remains a greatly respected figure for the Church and for the Chinese people. Yves Camus SJ introduces us to the man who has been called ‘the most outstanding cultural mediator between China and the West of all time’.
Joe Egerton suggests that, faced with today's theological, political and social challenges, we should reappraise Robert Parsons SJ, who died in Rome on 15 April 1610.
Joe Egerton draws a comparison between the contemporary Parliamentary reformer, Dr Tony Wright MP, and the Jesuit political theologian, Robert Parsons.
Dean Brackley SJ tells the story of the El Salvador martyrs. What can we learn from these teachers who stood up against an unjust regime and remained firm in their commitment to serving the truth?
This week, the Anglican Centre in Rome has hosted a course on what might be considered a surprising topic in that setting: the spirituality of St Ignatius. In an interview for Vatican Radio, Philippa Hitchen asked the two men behind this course, Rev David Richardson and Fr Gerry Whelan SJ, about how they were hoping to enrich the spiritual lives of the participants by giving them an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises and the work of the Jesuits.
Joe Egerton suggests that we should see George Tyrrell’s story as a tragic episode in the history of the interplay between faith and reason – resulting from an approach to philosophy radically different to that of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
15 July is the feast of St Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church, who took the data of earlier biographies of St Francis and subjected them to the principles of theology.
How did the much-loved church of The Immaculate Conception - otherwise known as Farm Street Church in Mayfair, central London - come to be built after a tumultuous period in the Catholic history of England?
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