Gerry O’Hanlon SJ

March Messenger: Tough questions, strong answers

March 5, 2024

The March Messenger features the feast days of St Patrick and St Joseph and articles on Lent, including a reflective walk through Holy Week.

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Pope Francis and women’s ordination

April 20, 2023

Irish Jesuit theologian Gerry O'Hanlon SJ outlines and critiques the theology underpinning Pope Francis' position on the ordination of women in the Catholic Church.

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Re-imagining the Church

April 25, 2022

Gerry O'Hanlon SJ is hopeful that the synodal process will bring about real change in the church.

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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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Misogyny and the Mother and Baby homes

January 26, 2021

Jesuit theologian Dr Gerry O'Hanlon believes there are important lessons to be learnt from the recent Mother and Baby Homes report

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Offering hope in dark times

December 21, 2020

Reform in the Catholic Church is the theme of Dr Gerry O'Hanlon SJ's latest article. There are difficulties to be faced but he is still hopeful

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A matter of life and death

December 1, 2020

Gerry O'Hanlon SJ responds to the call by Gino Kenny TD for a respectful debate about assisted dying, proposing a wider frame for understanding suffering and dignity

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The challenges of ‘Fratelli Tutti’

October 22, 2020

Irish Jesuit theologian Gerry O'Hanlon discusses the significance of Pope Francis' latest encyclical in which the Pope gives his unique take on 'the signs of the times'

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St Francis Xavier’s spirit still breathes life

April 7, 2020

On the birthday of St Francis Xavier read what Jesuits and colleagues preached about him during the recent Novena of Grace

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Holy Week musings on the coronavirus: where is God?

April 6, 2020

GERRY O'HANLON SJ :: Finding meaning in the coronavirus outbreak in the light of the Easter message

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