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Author Archives: Dermot Roantree

Reading the posters of the times

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The referendum campaign highlighted the persuasive power of experience and story. These are hugely important, but so too is a metaphysical sense of what it means to be human

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Doing theology in dangerous times

The Summer issue of Studies leads with a challenging analysis of the political and cultural upheavals which are afflicting the world at present

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Michael O’Sullivan SJ

Dr Michael O’Sullivan entered the Jesuits in 1969 having been born in Limerick and educated by the Jesuits from the age of 7. He has been Director of the world-leading MA in Applied Spirituality since 2005 and Co-founder and Director of the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE) since 2010. He holds many international leadership roles in the field ...

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Jean Daniélou

The ressourcement movement in mid-20th century Catholic theology featured many great people, and Jean Daniélou SJ was one of them. He was as remarkable for his goodness of life as he was for his deep scholarship and his brilliant ability to draw fresh theological thinking out of his attention to the earliest Christian sources, the writing of the Early Church ...

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Love, law and the 8th amendment

Irish Jesuit philosopher Dr Patrick Riordan discusses the 8th Amendment in light of his recent talk at Trinity College Dublin

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Remembering John O’Holohan SJ

An account on the life of recently deceased Jesuit John O'Holohan and a reflection of appreciation from his sister Nesta

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The ironies of Catholic traditionalism

DERMOT ROANTREE :: There are some disconcerting ironies in the attitude of Catholic traditionalism, not least that that it has come to resemble the very thing it opposes

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Lent 2018: Week after Lent: The Displacement of Home

Read 1 Peter 2:4-12 When did secularity become ascendant in Ireland? Was it when pubs were allowed to be opened on Sunday in Northern Ireland, which only happened in 1989? Or was it when contraception was allowed to be sold in the Republic back in 1978? Was it when RTE’s first television broadcast began in 1961? Or was it the ...

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Lent 2018: Week 7 – The captive God

Read Matthew 27:11-26 Throughout Lent, we have considered the complex meaning of “home” in the Scriptures. Home is both a thing to be treasured – a destination longed for by the pilgrimaging people of Exodus – and a thing to be forsaken – as Abram is compelled to walk away from one home in search of another. Our collective mythical ...

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