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John Henry Newman: a saint for the times

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

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’

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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The quality of mercy

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 normal traditions of development.

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The gift of darkness

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?

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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Change we can believe in: The difference mercy makes

DERMOT ROANTREE :: It is the conservative critics of Pope Francis, not those who favoured the Kasper proposal at the recent Synod on the Family, who need to account for their position.

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Church doctrine: The same but different

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Post 2 in series on 'Change we can believe in'. The Church makes the proud claim to be 'always the same' – the same even when it's different.

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Change we can believe in, No. 1

DERMOT ROANTREE :: One of the features of the current pontificate is that it has given rise to unending chatter about the Church and change. Sometimes the talk is about minor matters, but often there are rumblings about bigger changes afoot.

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