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The Pan-Amazon Synod
Noel Kerins SSC
The continent of South America is seldom out of the news. With the growing awareness of climate change, and the central role the mighty river Amazon plays in the story, the forthcoming Synod of the Pan-Amazon is expected to play a major role. Noel Kerins who has years of experience ministering in Latin America outlines the background to the synod.
The ‘Heresy’ of St Catherine of Siena
Paul Murray OP
Catherine of Siena was, by any standard a remarkable woman. Paul Murray continues his account of what many called her ‘heresy’, which was nothing more than simply ministering to outcasts — the poor, the lepers, the prisoners of her time. Strange that someone who was living the values of the gospel should have been ridiculed by a ‘Christian’ society.
Telling Our Own Good News
There is a widespread hunger and search for the spiritual in our contemporary world. Pauline Haughney continues her short series on people she has met who are searching for meaning, and finding it with others in community.
John McGahern, The Conscience of Ireland
Ireland has a rich tradition of writers who are often rejected by the rest of the population. Eamon Maher writes about John McGahern whom he describes as ‘the conscience of Ireland’. We are constantly being challenged by moral questions as society develops: the morality of war, racial discrimination, famine in a world of plenty.
A Portrait of Sr Jeannine Grammick
The issue of homosexuality is now widely debated in many countries. Michael Ford writes about a religious sister, an advocate for gay rights, who came ‘face to face’ with Cardinal Ratzinger, before he became Pope.
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