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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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