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David Begg analyses the disasters that befell the Irish economy and banking system, ten years ago. When asking what Ireland can learn from the experience, he quotes a saying of the late Frank Cluskey: ‘You don’t go through hell for the practice.’
Philip McDonagh, drawing on his diplomatic experience, reflects on the contrasts Pope Francis sees between the politics of ‘dominating spaces’ or ‘entrenchment’ and ‘the initiation of new social processes capable of engaging all individuals and groups’ in the search for new approaches.’ The result could be ‘described as the aggiornamento of the values-led approach to European security’.
Barbara Whelan finds in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians ‘a timeless reminder of the meaning of the cross and a timeless challenge to the Christian today as to how we live out cruciform existence in the context of the circumstances and times in which we find ourselves.’
Ian Linden sees frightening parallels between the religious conflicts now causing such damage in the Middle East and the Thirty Years War which devastated Europe in the aftermath of the Reformation.
Archbishop Michael Jackson gives examples of how biblical accounts show that family life has always been a focus of change as well as a focus of continuity.
Martin Magee, O.S.B., contrasts lectio divina and spiritual reading. He tells of how lectio divina is like a four-step dance with God, and reflects on its transformative power.
Enda McDonagh looks at how the ‘Gospel of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament, explored and witnessed over two millennia, offers continuing insight into the human condition, its strengths and weaknesses, its potential for good and evil, its origins and destiny. From its quite different starting-points and stand-points in all its wonderful variations, real poetry exposes many of the same human dimensions in confirmation and critique.’
Daniel O’Connell reviews Why I Am a Catholic and You Should Be Too\
Escaping Totalitarian Culture
Marie Hyland reviews Conscience before Conformity.
Please select correct country from drop down box above. October to December 2018 No. 192 Sundays and Festivals Thomas McCarthy, Bernard...
Please select the correct country from the drop-down box above. Spirituality sets out to offer insights to its readers: on the...
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