This is a collection of sermons delivered in the first decade of the 21st Century at the Episcopal Church of St James, by Northcott – an Anglican priest who is also Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. In each sermon he demonstrates both his rigorous knowledge of contemporary environmental and scientific issues and his profound understanding of Christian theology.
On 24 January 2011, Mexican bishop and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia died at the age of 86. His work with and for the indigenous people of his diocese in the south of Mexico ensured that he became a well-known and much-respected figure in Latin America. Gerald MacCarthy describes the life of a man whose episcopacy spanned four decades of enormous change in Mexico, both within and outside of the Church.
On Thursday 12 March, our gospel is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. The parable shows in a dramatic fashion how religious words on their own are not enough.
One of the many ways in which the Catholic Church contributes to the struggle against HIV and AIDS in Africa is through education. With the support of the African Jesuit AIDS Network, a recent campaign in a Jesuit parish in Tanzania aimed to inform the values and behaviour of young people in their approach to HIV and AIDS.
Director: Olivier Masset-Depasse
Starring: Anne Coesens, Alexandre Gontcharov and Milo Masset-Depasse
Certificate: N/A (90 mins)
The island of Malta has in recent years come under scrutiny with regard to its position as a point of entry into Europe for asylum seekers and refugees attempting to flee Africa via the Mediterranean. Grant Tungay SJ, who spent the summer working there with the Jesuit Refugee Service, describes the plight of those who arrive in Malta under such circumstances, and the legal and political issues surrounding their situation.
On Racial Justice Sunday this year, the Catholic Association for Racial Justice will be reflecting on the issues surrounding migration and asking the question, ‘Who is my neighbour?’ How can our faith inform our thoughts and actions as we
A recent call from leading scientists for a month-long sexual abstinence in Southern Africa to help prevent the spread of HIV might seem to have echoes of what the Church has said about tackling AIDS; but the Church and the scientific establishment aren’t quite on the same page, argues Peter Knox SJ. Why has the ‘ABC’ campaign employed by various governments to reduce new infections had limited success, and how can the Church help to promote a different, value-based strategy?
Who was Oscar Romero? How did he make such an impact on the Church in El Salvador? And why was he killed?
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