As Parliament returned after the summer recess last week, so did the ongoing scandal over MPs’ expenses.
James Hanvey SJ describes how the life of a priest is shaped by the relationships to which he is committed yet characterised by his mysterious surrender to the life of the Church.
Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ looks at some of the images we might use as a basis for a renewed understanding of priestly ministry.
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.
George Tyrrell SJ was among the modernists whose ideas were condemned by the Catholic Church in the early twentieth century, 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.
Brendan MacPartlin SJ considers the vision delivered in Pope Benedict's third encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, which picks up on the themes of 'Populorum Progressio' to look at issues of development and social action: 'Charity in truth drives the authentic development of all persons.'
Oliver Rafferty SJ introduces the Catholic modernist whose views eventually resulted in his expulsion from the Society of Jesus and his excommunication. Who was George Tyrrell?
Gerry O'Collins SJ shares some thoughts on the priesthood of Christ, as understood by Paul, and considers how ordained ministry continually draws on aspects of Christ's priesthood.
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