1st May 2020
The breath of God: Coronavirus and theodicy
The question of how a loving, all-powerful God could have created a world in which so many people suffer is one with which people at all stages of belief have wrestled, especially during coronavirus.
29th April 2020
Living in a time out of shape
What does it mean to spend time well, and how might our collective experience of the current restrictions affect the way we impose them on others in future?
22nd April 2020
The Church facing the Covid-19 emergency
‘The Church has always had the duty of scrutinizing the signs of the times and of interpreting them in the light of the Gospel’, as we read in Gaudium et spes. How do we interpret the signs of these extraordinary times?
20th April 2020
Self-sacrificing love in the workplace
Our current situation brings home to us in a forceful manner the truth of some principles in Catholic Social Teaching that may have been taken for granted.
9th April 2020
Love in a time of plague
It is not easy to talk about faith in the middle of a pandemic, observes Gemma Simmonds CJ as she considers the ways in which people turn to God at a time of crisis.
15th January 2020
Who can represent us?
Patrick Riordan SJ surveys different notions of representation and how they have developed, and describes how they find a place in a wider theological drama.
18th November 2019
Dying for the telephone company
Patrick Riordan SJ reflects on the culture of service in which people are motivated to accept personal risks for the good of all and argues that this common good needs to be protected.
19th September 2019
‘Power to the People!’
The UK Parliament first sat on 23 Oct 1707. Patrick Riordan SJ draws on a long tradition of political theory to outline how power can be considered to derive from or be given to the populace.
28th May 2019
Bresurrection: Brexit and the task of reconciliation
Even as core convictions of CST hold before us an inspiring vision of the possibility of another kind of society, they can also lead us to underestimate how difficult it is to get there.
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