Dermot Roantree

First lay editor appointed to Studies

September 28, 2021

Dermot Roantree has been appointed to the editorship of Studies, the Irish Jesuit quarterly journal – the first lay editor since its foundation in 1912

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Studies: Explaining the present

September 15, 2021

The lead article of the Autumn 2021 issue of Studies explores the significance of modernity's turn away from the truly Christian understanding of temporality

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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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John Henry Newman: a saint for the times

February 14, 2019

Blessed John Henry Newman has been cleared for canonisation. Dermot Roantree considers the different uses that Catholics will make of his legacy.

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The power of everyday mysticism

January 29, 2019

Speaking at the AGM of Irish schools trust Ceist, Pat Coyle proposed a route to take in response to these difficult times for the Church

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‘Going but not leaving’

October 26, 2018

All Souls and All Saints day are really two sides of the one mysterious reality that is death, according to Dermot Roantree

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Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ – prayer and provocation

December 14, 2016

Scorsese's latest film 'Silence', based on the 1966 novel by Shusaku Endo, is a provocative but rewarding watch, according to Dermot Roantree of Irish Jesuit Communications

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The quality of mercy

October 21, 2016

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Pope Francis's efforts to bring a neglected theme – in this case mercy – to bear on the life of the Church is fully in keeping with...

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The gift of darkness

October 9, 2016

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Leonard Cohen's new album, 'You want it darker', is a fitting conclusion to a life of art that probed the mystery of the divine and the human.

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Does being Christian make a difference?

March 16, 2016

DERMOT ROANTREE :: When it comes to such issues as immigration and the needs of suffering peoples, what difference should one's Christianity make?

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