Dermot Roantree

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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Thinking ahead to Ireland’s future

March 7, 2023

DERMOT ROANTREE :: What kind of Ireland do we want in 2030? Many concrete issues need attention, but most of all we must ask from where we will draw our...

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The worldview of Vatican II

December 6, 2022

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The Second Vatican Council articulated an expansive worldview that drew on the deepest traditions of the Church.

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Nationalism and the Christian call to solidarity

June 7, 2022

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Attachment to one's nation should not entail a lessening of one's sense of belonging to wider humanity.

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Democracy stress-tested by COVID-19

December 7, 2021

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The pandemic is the latest and most strenuous test of the strength of democratic commitments in many countries.

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First lay editor appointed to Studies

September 28, 2021

Dermot Roantree has been appointed to the editorship of Studies, the Irish Jesuit quarterly journal – the first lay editor since its foundation in 1912

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Studies: Explaining the present

September 15, 2021

The lead article of the Autumn 2021 issue of Studies explores the significance of modernity's turn away from the truly Christian understanding of temporality

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Change we can believe in: The fate of unbaptised infants

December 18, 2019

DERMOT ROANTREE :: How the Church has shifted in its understanding of the fate of unbaptised infants tells us much about the development of doctrine

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John Henry Newman: a saint for the times

February 14, 2019

Blessed John Henry Newman has been cleared for canonisation. Dermot Roantree considers the different uses that Catholics will make of his legacy.

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The power of everyday mysticism

January 29, 2019

Speaking at the AGM of Irish schools trust Ceist, Pat Coyle proposed a route to take in response to these difficult times for the Church

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