Bill Toner SJ

Bill Toner SJ is a former Director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. He is currently  Treasurer of the Irish Province. For many years he has taken a keen interest in issues relating to science and faith.

What will it mean to be a Catholic?

February 20, 2024

BILL TONER SJ :: There is no disguising the fact that the number of priests in Ireland is declining at an alarming rate. What lies ahead?

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Let there be light

January 16, 2024

BILL TONER SJ :: Evolutionists who debunk God need to look a bit further back beyond the start of evolution and 'lighten up!'

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Are we always selfish?

November 7, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: Exceptionally, Fr Tony de Mello SJ is wrong to say that charity is a 'masquerade' and that we always act from selfish motives.

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Doorways to God

October 10, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: One of the problems of finding God today is that it is very easy for us to go to the wrong doorway.

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Images of God

August 18, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: Our 'God concept' may become an impediment in our spiritual lives. So how should we imagine God, if God doesn't 'exist' as other things exist?

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Living with remorse

April 5, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: We can judge ourselves harshly and be plagued for years by the thought of past acts we are ashamed of. Should we not cut ourselves some...

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Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuit ‘brand’

January 10, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: The 'Jesuit brand' in education entails more than imparting Ignatian spirituality, at least as narrowly conceived.

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In search of spirituality

December 5, 2022

BILL TONER SJ :: A spirituality of detachment is about creating the conditions for communicating with God – or rather, for allowing God to communicate with us.

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Valley of tears

August 31, 2022

BILL TONER SJ :: If we imagine God intervening at every moment of our lives, how do we account for the bad things? Maybe a different image is needed.

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Heavens above!

April 26, 2022

BILL TONER SJ :: Despite its longstanding use, the prayer that a loved one would 'rest in peace' misses much that God has promised.

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