Doctrine & Life - September 2018

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Communion in the Hand 

Liam G. Walsh, O.P., sets out the history of receiving Holy Communion in the hand, as was the norm in the first centuries, and offers for discussion ‘a reading of theology and history that is believed to show, not just the permissibility of taking Communion in the hand but the positive advantages there can be in doing so.’  

Transformation: Dialogue and Satyagraha 

Philip McDonagh, former ambassador, continues his account of Pope Francis and Religion in the Public Square by examining his proposals for dialogue in the European political context. 

Forgiveness: Creation and Salvation 

Gabriel Daly, O.S.A., argues that God’s forgiveness is not a Plan B made necessary by the sin of Adam. Rather, God’s plan of salvation, with its emphasis on forgiveness, reckons with sin by giving it the status of an obstacle conquered by love. God does not will sin;but he is never defeated by sin and willingly accepts its inevitability because of the opportunity it offers of drawing closer to the creature who has achieved intelligence and freedom through natural selection.  

The Horizon of Holiness 

Kevin O’Gorman provides an introduction to the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate issued by Pope Francis and sets out its teaching. 

An AppreciationHugh Tomas Fenning, O.P. 

The text of the appreciation delivered at the Requiem for the friar historian on Saturday, 28 July, by Penelope Woods, former Russell Librarian at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. 

Religious Institutes Surveyed on the Sacramental Ordination of Women as Deacons 

This document gives the Major Findings of a survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, at Georgetown University, Washington DC, followed by the section giving ‘Answers to Open-ended Questions’. 

God’s Crazy Love 

Seamus Claffey reviews Pope Francis: Follow His Call. 

Despair Is Neither Necessary Nor Appropriate 

David Begg reviews The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church in Ireland?




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