Doctrine & Life Dominican Publications Dublin

Doctrine & Life

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Doctrine & Life fosters dialogue between inheritance of Christian faith and the concerns of today's world - religious, political, artistic and economic. It is Catholic and ecumenical in outlook as it analyses current dilemmas and charts developments in church life, including, questions of specific interest to members of religious orders. 10 issues per year.

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Coming up in the  November 2021 Issue... Doctrine & Life November 2021 In Christ We Journey Together Church Leaders reflect on the damage which resulted from the partition of Ireland 100 years ago, and on the possibilities now arising for reconciliation and hope. The Case for Mindful Religion Fergus Armstrong reflects on the need to integrate spiritual practice and religious observance. He surveys how the thinking and practices of David Steindl-Rast, Karlfried von Dürckheim, and Mike Boxhal could transform life, leading to a deeper sense of being present and a greater trust in life Transformed Church as Icon of the Trinity John O’Brien argues that the reform so necessary in the Church runs deeper than introducing democratic structures. It requires that the Church become ‘a vehicle to communicate exhaustively the height, breadth and depth of God’s creative-salvific love.’ This requires recognizing that all Church structures are necessarily provisional. The Ministry of Catechist Thomas O’Loughlin shows how the Pope’s institution of a new ministry of catechist opens up a new era. The Path to the Synod Patrick H. Daly muses on the implications and challenges of the listening phase of the synodal path, which Pope Francis inaugurated on 10 October. Europe after Merkel David Begg points to how Angela Merkel was central to re-structuring power relations in Europe. He suggests that a comparable role may now devolve to Emmanuel Macron. In view of the hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan, with minimal notice to European partners, the trans-Atlantic alliance may appear less reliable and there will come a need for a new European compass of its security needs. Organ Retention: An Ethical Approach John Scally is prompted by a recent scandal to re-visit earlier incidents of organs, removed at post-mortems, being disposed of without consent, and to survey the ethical norms in place. Did Martin Luther Save Christmas? Martin Henry reflects on how the iconoclastic element in the Reformation movement would have abolished gift-giving for the feast of St Nicholas, and on how Luther’s affection for children made gifts for children a feature of celebrating the birth of the Christ-Child. Where Are the New Humanists? Kevin Hargaden reviews We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power, by Jason Blakely Envisaging a New World Order Brian D. Cosgrove reviews We Cannot be Silent!, by Catherine Prendergast  and Deirdre Mullan

Coming up in the  November 2021 Issue...

Doctrine & Life

November 2021

In Christ We Journey Together

Church Leaders reflect on the damage which resulted from the partition of Ireland 100 years ago, and on the possibilities now arising for reconciliation and hope.

The Case for Mindful Religion

Fergus Armstrong reflects on the need to integrate spiritual practice and religious observance. He surveys how the thinking and practices of David Steindl-Rast, Karlfried von Dürckheim, and Mike Boxhal could transform life, leading to a deeper sense of being present and a greater trust in life

Transformed Church as Icon of the Trinity

John O’Brien argues that the reform so necessary in the Church runs deeper than introducing democratic structures. It requires that the Church become ‘a vehicle to communicate exhaustively the height, breadth and depth of God’s creative-salvific love.’ This requires recognizing that all Church structures are necessarily provisional.

The Ministry of Catechist

Thomas O’Loughlin shows how the Pope’s institution of a new ministry of catechist opens up a new era.

The Path to the Synod

Patrick H. Daly muses on the implications and challenges of the listening phase of the synodal path, which Pope Francis inaugurated on 10 October.

Europe after Merkel

David Begg points to how Angela Merkel was central to re-structuring power relations in Europe. He suggests that a comparable role may now devolve to Emmanuel Macron. In view of the hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan, with minimal notice to European partners, the trans-Atlantic alliance may appear less reliable and there will come a need for a new European compass of its security needs.

Organ Retention: An Ethical Approach

John Scally is prompted by a recent scandal to re-visit earlier incidents of organs, removed at post-mortems, being disposed of without consent, and to survey the ethical norms in place.

Did Martin Luther Save Christmas?

Martin Henry reflects on how the iconoclastic element in the Reformation movement would have abolished gift-giving for the feast of St Nicholas, and on how Luther’s affection for children made gifts for children a feature of celebrating the birth of the Christ-Child.

Where Are the New Humanists?

Kevin Hargaden reviews We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power, by Jason Blakely

Envisaging a New World Order

Brian D. Cosgrove reviews We Cannot be Silent!, by Catherine Prendergast  and Deirdre Mullan

Coming up in the  November 2021 Issue...

Doctrine & Life

November 2021

In Christ We Journey Together

Church Leaders reflect on the damage which resulted from the partition of Ireland 100 years ago, and on the possibilities now arising for reconciliation and hope.

The Case for Mindful Religion

Fergus Armstrong reflects on the need to integrate spiritual practice and religious observance. He surveys how the thinking and practices of David Steindl-Rast, Karlfried von Dürckheim, and Mike Boxhal could transform life, leading to a deeper sense of being present and a greater trust in life

Transformed Church as Icon of the Trinity

John O’Brien argues that the reform so necessary in the Church runs deeper than introducing democratic structures. It requires that the Church become ‘a vehicle to communicate exhaustively the height, breadth and depth of God’s creative-salvific love.’ This requires recognizing that all Church structures are necessarily provisional.

The Ministry of Catechist

Thomas O’Loughlin shows how the Pope’s institution of a new ministry of catechist opens up a new era.

The Path to the Synod

Patrick H. Daly muses on the implications and challenges of the listening phase of the synodal path, which Pope Francis inaugurated on 10 October.

Europe after Merkel

David Begg points to how Angela Merkel was central to re-structuring power relations in Europe. He suggests that a comparable role may now devolve to Emmanuel Macron. In view of the hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan, with minimal notice to European partners, the trans-Atlantic alliance may appear less reliable and there will come a need for a new European compass of its security needs.

Organ Retention: An Ethical Approach

John Scally is prompted by a recent scandal to re-visit earlier incidents of organs, removed at post-mortems, being disposed of without consent, and to survey the ethical norms in place.

Did Martin Luther Save Christmas?

Martin Henry reflects on how the iconoclastic element in the Reformation movement would have abolished gift-giving for the feast of St Nicholas, and on how Luther’s affection for children made gifts for children a feature of celebrating the birth of the Christ-Child.

Where Are the New Humanists?

Kevin Hargaden reviews We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power, by Jason Blakely

Envisaging a New World Order

Brian D. Cosgrove reviews We Cannot be Silent!, by Catherine Prendergast  and Deirdre Mullan