Are we separated from the dead? If so how, and what do our prayers for them mean? John McDade answers these questions by exploring further the doctrine of Purgatory – how are we given life in death through achieving complete attentiveness to God?
The sight of crowds of people dressed up as ghosts, demons and monsters for Halloween is familiar, but what is the real tradition of All Hallows’ Eve and how has the Christian vision behind it been distorted? John McDade reclaims the truth about our death in Christ that informs our doctrine and our imagination.
How are the same insightful questions about the human social condition and the search for happiness raised in the woks of Leo Tolstoy and of French author, Michel Houellebecq?
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?
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