Christ's subversion of the old imagination is the source of our Easter hope, says Michael Paul Gallagher. How does faith resource us to imagine the narratives of our lives creatively and concretely?
Does giving something up for six weeks have any spiritual value, or is it just a diet dressed up as a religious practice? A restraint of the appetite was an important question even for St Ignatius.
Christine Allen Dench found Richard Alwyn’s documentary about Catholic women to be respectful of the women to whom we were introduced, but wonders how fully he showcased the spectrum of roles that women occupy in the Church.
The BBC Four series, Catholics began last week with an episode entitled ‘Priests’, filmed at Allen Hall, the seminary of the Diocese of Westminster.
The ‘Prayer for Generosity’ is much-loved by followers of Ignatian spirituality, although little is known about its authorship. The prayer is attributed frequently to St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, but was it really composed by him? Jack Mahoney SJ investigates the origins of this ‘brief but elegant prayer’.
What are your New Year's resolutions? Maybe the key to a revitalised start to the New Year lies in an honest appraisal of our hopes and expectations.
How do our Advent hymns and the context in which we sing them both reflect and shape the character of the season?
Michael Paul Gallagher SJ offers an imaginary monologue in the voice of Chesterton that tries to capture aspects of his vision which can help us revive our language of religious wonder for Advent.
On the thirtieth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s letter ‘on the role of the Christian Family in the Modern World’, Michael Campbell-Johnston SJ reflects on the understanding of love offered in Familiaris Consortio.
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