Spirituality

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Spirituality sets out to offer insights to its readers: on the Bible and the Liturgy, the ‘authentic sources of Christian spirituality,’ (Vatican II); on the teachings of the great Christian mystics and theologians on the spiritual life and prayer; on the spiritual experience of saintly Christian men and women, now and in the past.
Spirituality
May-June 2019

‘Jesus Wept!’

Paddy Pender

At a time when the public perception of Catholic priests is pretty low, it is refreshing to have an alternative view. Paddy Pender shares the sense of grief and loss experienced by a local community on the sudden loss of their parish priest.

Persistence in Pursuit of Justice

Sheila Curran

It was the Second Vatican Council that reclaimed for Catholics (and perhaps, for other Christians, too?) the issue of justice as central to the message of the gospel. Sheila Curran presents a feminist perspective on the teaching of Jesus.

The Importance of Being Patient

Michael Ford

We all want to know what goes on in the lives of other people. Michael Ford continues his series, this time about an atheist who had a conversion experience and became a Benedictine. The monk has challenging things to say about the Church and its approach to the issue of art, among other things.

The Services and Prayers of a ‘false’ religion?

Mary Bridget Judge

‘...[T]here are several grave faults with our present liturgies and, in particular, the Mass, as “newly” translated.’ Mary Bridget Judge argues for an English translation of the Catholic liturgy to meet the needs of people of 21st century. The present translation of the Mass inflicted on the People of God is very poor, even unintelligible in places.

Christian Spirituality: Insights from Meister Eckhart

Mike Culloty

With the increasing interest in spirituality, particularly in Western societies, some people are turning to the past for help in their search. Michael Culloty suggests much can be learnt from a medieval writer, Meister Eckhart, a Dominican who in his struggle to find a new language for his time, raised suspicions among cautious churchmen who were mainly interested in controlling others.



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