Dermot Roantree

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Dermot Roantree is content editor with Irish Jesuit Communications and he is also the editor of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review. 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.

Hope for the future requires memory 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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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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The Pope and parrhesia

March 8, 2022

DERMOT ROANTREE :: With his frequent calls for Catholics to speak with 'parrhesia', Pope Francis is demonstrating a new way of being pope.

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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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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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The ironies of Catholic traditionalism

April 18, 2018

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

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The death penalty and doctrine, Part 2

December 15, 2017

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The Pope's critics think he is illogical. Newman's understanding of development, however, suggests a very different way to look at it.

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The greatest of these is charity, not clarity

November 15, 2017

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Fr Thomas G Weinandy's recent letter to the Pope was wrong on many counts. Not least it lays undue stress on clarity – at the expense of...

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The death penalty and doctrine, Part 1

November 8, 2017

DERMOT ROANTREE :: To understand the accusations of heresy which traditionalists level at the Pope, it's necessary to examine the 'clash of mentalities'

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Called to do the impossible

September 8, 2017

DERMOT ROANTREE :: We have an infinite duty to other people – a duty we simply cannot fulfill. At least, though, we can refrain from acting as if some people...

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