Sr Margaret Atkins asks how we can overcome a sense of confusion and unrest in our lives: 'St Augustine thought a thing was beautiful when it was, in a certain way, one: fully united with itself.'
‘The remission of the excommunication has the same aim as that of the punishment: namely, to invite the four Bishops once more to return.’ Helen Costigane SHCJ explains the historical practice of and reasoning behind excommunication, in li
The lifting of the excommunication of Richard Williamson left many people confused about the Catholic Church’s relation to the Jewish people. John McDade explains the developments in the Church’s understanding of its relationship with Judaism since Vatican II. How can the recognition that the Church is linked to Israel at a level of identity help to enrich Christian-Jewish relations, and the Church’s mission?
Throughout the season of Lent, Thinking Faith will offer a series of reflections on how practicing austerity affects and benefits our own lives and the lives of those around us. In the first article of this series, Joe Egerton look
In December 2008, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a new document about the issues surrounding IVF and embryo experimentation. Dr David Jones offers a guide to the principles appealed to and the issues addressed in Dignitas Personae.
Cathy Molloy introduces Karl Rahner’s ‘Understanding Christmas’, and invites us to find the silence in the midst of our Christmas activity to contemplate the meaning of what we are celebrating.
'Our Advent hope is assured and joyful, because Christ longs to be one with us.' Dominic Robinson SJ offers a reflection on the season of Advent in light of Pope Benedict's first Encyclical, 'Deus Caritas est'.
Peter Bannister discusses the religious vision expressed through the works of Catholic composer Olivier Messiaen, and the social and political context in which he worked.
Mohammad Shomali gives an Islamic perspective on how we should interact with the environment that surrounds us, and looks at the vices to which we are most likely to succumb.
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