Catholic Church

Church should be like ‘humble rabbits’

March 6, 2024

Fr Orabator SJ spoke on 'New Models of Solidarity and Collaboration' to Jesuits and colleagues in Milltown Park on Monday 4 March.

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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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Seeking justice in this world

December 18, 2023

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Seeking justice in the here and now is integral to the Christian commitment to take the Gospel exhortations and promises seriously.

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Studies: Changing Catholic culture

September 27, 2022

The autumn Studies reflects on the seismic shift in Irish Catholicism over recent decades, in the light of Derek Scally’s The Best Catholics in the World.

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Hope for the future requires remembrance of the past

September 20, 2022

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Christian hope requires remembrance of the past – of the suffering of Christ, and so that of all victims.

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The Taliban within

September 28, 2021

GERRY O'HANLON SJ :: It seems as if the Church, while seeing that something is amiss with respect to the status of women, lacks urgency in addressing it

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Resolving the Humanae Vitae crisis

April 13, 2021

Michael McGuckian SJ's new book proposes a resolution to what he says is a crisis in the Catholic Church relating to its doctrine on contraception

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What happened in Chile?

January 24, 2018

Michael O'Sullivan SJ lived in Chile in the 1980s, when the Church was seen to be on the side of the people. Much has changed, as Pope Francis's visit has...

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Where to for the Irish Church?

March 22, 2017

The lead articles of the Spring 2017 issue of Studies all concur in the judgement that a phase – at least a phase – of Irish Catholicism has ended

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How much freedom of speech?

June 22, 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of Studies confronts the hard questions about the rights and limits to freedom of speech raised by the 'Charlie Hebdo' attack on 7 January 2015.

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