Dr Murdo Macdonald considers the ethical and theological questions raised by the development of ‘artificial life’: are scientists really ‘playing God’?
Michael Barnes SJ examines the themes in Meeting God in Friend and Stranger, which reminds us that whenever we embrace the ‘atmosphere of curiosity’ that stimulates interreligious exchanges, we are participating in the very dialogue that God initiated with humankind.
In a new book, Irish Jesuit Gerry O’Hanlon looks at the difficulties currently facing the Church in Ireland. He suggests that the Church must find a new language through which it can engage honestly and positively in the public square.
James Hanvey SJ invites us to enter into the mystery and strangeness of the Resurrection to recognise God's love coming to meet us in the person of the Risen Christ.
This coming weekend marks the end of the Jewish celebration of Hannukah. Thomas Casey SJ, Director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies in Rome, looks at current issues in Christian-Jewish relations and asks how dialogue between
To what extent does Pope Benedict, in Caritas in Veritate, address the global situation by commenting on policy rather than principles, and can the messages within magisterial literature be communicated to those who are used to debate rather than authoritative teaching?
Frank Turner SJ introduces the principles that run through 'Caritas in Veritate' and emerge from the consideration of 'love' and 'truth' in Pope Benedict XVI's theology.
In a Darwinian evolutionary framework, how can we still claim to have a unique place in the natural order?
The recent publication of the Apostolic Constitution inviting groups of Anglicans into communion with the Catholic Church has prompted a mixture of reactions from within and outside both communities. Canon lawyer, Fr Andrew Cole examines in detail the terms of Anglicanorum coetibus and looks forward to the mutual enrichment that its implementation will bring about.
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