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
March-April 2020

 

Life Beyond the Tipping Point

Frank Regan

Among world leaders, Pope Francis occupies a unique place in his concern for the planet now under serious threat from the way modern life is organised. Frank Regan suggests we are approaching the point of no return unless we change radically our way of living.

 

Wasted Priests

Tony Galcius

The issue of married priests in the Western part of the Church is raised by Tony Galcius. No doubt he will be disappointed by Pope Francis’ response to the Synod on the Amazon but the question has not been shut down. The Pope seems to suggest the issue can be dealt with at the local level.

 

Giggling with God

Ben Harrison

It would appear that for many who were educated in Church schools, their relationship with God is based on law and fear, with a noticeable absence of love. Ben Harrison takes a refreshing look at his own faith relationship when he ‘giggles with God.’

 

‘We Are Parish’

Bernard Barrett

The word ‘parish’ means different things to different people. Bernard Barrett reflects on the reality behind the word and suggests we need to develop a new approach in keeping with the original understanding.

 

‘Man’s Divine Destiny’

Eamon Maher

The result of the recent General Election in Ireland has shown just how much Irish society has changed since independence in 1922 when the Church played a dominant role. Eamon Maher shows the extent of societal change by exploring two novels of Liam O’Flaherty, an acclaimed Irish writer of the period.

 

The Prayer of Simple Surrender

Joshua Musiyambiri

Prayer is at the heart of Christian life. Joshua Musiyambiri invites us to consider some of the classic authorities of the past, while Carolyn Humphreys reminds us of the major challenge for today in living the virtues of love, faith, hope, prudence and the rest

 

We welcome the poetry of Thomas McCarthy in keeping with Holy Week and that of Cyril Lovett marking the end of Winter.



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