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.
Michael Barnes SJ suggests that, in remembering the brokenness of Christ in our celebration of the eucharist, we bring our own ‘eucharistic moments’ before God, and our own broken relationships are healed.
What does the account of the ‘descent of the Spirit’ in the Acts of the Apostles tell us about the place of the paschal mystery in the life of the Church? In part two of a study of the feast of Pentecost, Nicholas Lash explains that we cannot comprehend the sending of the Holy Spirit without recognising how it relates to the Easter event.
How did the feast of Pentecost develop into the form that our celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit now takes? Nicholas Lash describes how a Jewish harvest feast gradually acquired new significance and changed over time to become Christian Pentecost.
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