George Tyrrell, who died on 15 July 1909, was among the modernists whose ideas were condemned by the Catholic Church, but what was it about their thought that was so problematic?
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.
Blessed John Sullivan's story has about it some vestiges of that of St Augustine, suggests Thomas J. Morrissey in his biography of the Jesuit whose feast is on 8 May.
8 May is the feast of Blessed John Sullivan SJ, who was beatified in Dublin on 13 May 2017. His life story parallels that of George Tyrrell.
Oliver Rafferty SJ introduces the Catholic modernist whose views eventually resulted in his expulsion from the Society of Jesus and his excommunication before he died on 15 July 1909.
Ron Darwen SJ explores two different portrayals of Ignatius Loyola, and describes how the first Superior General continues to accompany Jesuits on their spiritual journeys.
John Pontifex reflects on his visit to China, and explores how the Church in China’s Jesuit origins can help the country’s faithful find a balance between their religious faith and cultural identity.
Fr Nicolás talks about how the Society and the Church can maintain a real communion, speaking, listening and improving its pastoral service, in a diverse and fast-changing world.
Fr Nicolás talks about the quest for justice, its connection with faith and spirituality, and the difference between the Western and the Eastern understanding of these issues.
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