Dermot Roantree

Dermot Roantree is content editor with Irish Jesuit Communications. He has a doctorate in Modern History and many years of teaching and of e-learning projects behind him. He is married with two children.
Studies: Light in dark times

December 6, 2022

The winter issue of Studies leads with essays that, in different ways, illustrate the theme of 'Light in dark times' – sources of hope in the midst of our age...

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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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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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Balancing social media

November 8, 2022

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: Social media is a great thing, but we need to know how to recognise the signals that tell us when it is becoming addictive and negative.

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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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Death of a great Jesuit and historian

September 12, 2022

Highly renowned church historian John W O’Malley SJ died in Baltimore, USA, on 11 September, aged 95.

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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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Pope to Jesuit editors: ‘Reality is superior to ideas’

June 14, 2022

Pope Francis tells the editors of European Jesuit cultural journals that human reality is much more important than abstract ideas.

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The Boy From Eccles Street who dared to be different

June 9, 2022

On the 8th of May 1861, John Sullivan was born to parents of a mixed marriage at 41 Eccles Street Dublin. This is the story of his early life and...

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