Dermot Roantree

Studies: National identity and sovereignty

June 7, 2022

The summer 2022 issue of Studies includes essays on aspects of Ireland's political and cultural history, as well as papers from a workshop on sovereignty.

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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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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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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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