Being inspired, enthused, distracted and disturbed by the Fourth Gospel has led Seán Goan to put together this wonderfully written group of reflections on the Gospel of John.
It considers key moments in the Gospel that shape the story and offer insights into its meaning. Each chapter concludes with a personal reflection offered as an encouragement to the reader to engage with the Gospel text for personal enlightenment and guidance
Like Father, Like Son sets out to indicate how, when we try to express the truth of who God is and how God acts, we need to think the unthinkable – that God is fully revealed in a human life. In Jesus of Nazareth God has come to walk with us. In him God has suffered among us and at our hands. It is always the same God, the one God, from the first page of the Bible to the last.
From an author with a lifetime spent teaching theology and being active in promoting liturgical education and practices. This book offers an account of the major phases of the development of the Roma Rite.
The purpose is to help readers come to a mindfulness about the Mass that takes them beyond seeing it as holy ceremonial to be regulated and that thinking rightly about it requires thinking about what God is doing in it, the kind of thinking done in this book.
(foreward by Timothy Radcliffe)
The Certainty of Being Loved traces the spiritual journey of Pierre Claverie op, born in 1938 in Algiers, the fourth generation of a family of European settlers.
Pierre joined the Dominicans in France and his conversion experience enabled him to cross the boundaries of difference and deepen his Christian commitment. It would eventually lead him to offer his life as a ransom for peace and reconciliation between Christians and Muslims.
"The Algerian martyr Blessed Pierre Claverie is one of the great witnesses of our time, deserving of a place next to Oscar Romero or Dietrich Bonhoeffer, yet is little known so far in the wider Church." - Austin Ivereigh
This work addresses itself to the needs of worshippers who seek to recover the identity of Jesus of Nazareth in the course of the three-year cycle. The four Gospel-writers shape their messages about Jesus to address the specific needs of the communities in which they lived and worshipped.
The many reforms needed in the Catholic Church in Ireland include restructuring its 26 dioceses. Their boundaries, unchanged since they were arranged in the twelfth century, no longer match the distribution of the Catholic population.
Historian Adrian Empey shows in detail how Church structures in Ireland were transformed in 1100s – from being linked to areas influenced by monasteries to the diocesan system we now know.
Geographer Des McCafferty shows how dioceses should normally generate, or at least be based, on a sense of place and a sense of identity. Ten other writers examine a range of relevant topics. They draw comparisons with diocesan re-organisation undertaken by the Church in France and by the Church of Ireland.