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Bill Toner SJ

Bill Toner SJ is a former Director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. He is currently  Treasurer of the Irish Province. For many years he has taken a keen interest in issues relating to science and faith.

Desolation and grace

BILL TONER SJ :: It is not always easy to discern whether dark times come from the good spirit or the bad. What matters is how we react to them

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The two gardeners

BILL TONER SJ :: God resembles the gardener who nurses sick plants back to health rather than the gardener who pulls them up in order to keep everything neat

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Spirituality after Einstein

BILL TONER SJ :: The insights of Einstein have changed our understanding of the whole universe, but this does not put paid to spirituality.

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Evolution – does God interfere?

Bill Toner SJ :: What role, if any, does God play in the evolution of our planet, or is there no room for God in natural selection?

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Conspiracy theories and Covid-19

BILL TONER SJ :: The pandemic has led to a raft of conspiracy theories, which shows a sense of alienation and powerlessness and a loss of trust in public bodies.

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Reflections on Original Sin

BILL TONER SJ :: A note to introduce an article by the late John Moore SJ, Professor of Botany, on scientific problems raised by the doctrine of original sin

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What did Jesus teach us about Hell?

Bill Toner SJ :: Whatever the reality of Hell, the stress of the New Testament is decidedly on the eternal life of joy awaiting us and the infinite mercy of God.

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