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A listening Church and an empowered laity

Gerry O'Hanlon SJ has twice written publicly on the subject of the marriage equality referendum on 22 May. In both he argues strenuously for the Catholic Church in Ireland to take real steps to listen to the voices of the laity.

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The Irish Referendum – discerning the spirits

GERRY O'HANLON SJ :: The 'yes' side in the recent marriage referendum won a decisive victory. The Church, as Archbishop Martin has acknowledged, needs a reality check. But what shape should that reality check take?

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Gerry O’Hanlon SJ

Gerry O’Hanlon (b 1947) entered the Jesuits in 1965, having been to school in Belvedere College. His studies were mainly at home in Dublin, but included an MA in Classics in McMaster University in Canada (1971), a semester of theology at the Jesuit Hochschule in Frankfurt (1979) and doctoral studies in theology at Queen’s University Belfast, in the course of ...

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Reaping the harvest

Fifty Years after Vatican II

Suzanne Mulligan (ed.), Jim Corkery SJ, Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

Publisher: Columba Press

When Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council on 11 October 1962, few people could have foreseen the impact that it would have on the life of the Church. Many believed that the Council would simply ratify familiar positions, and that its business would be concluded in a matter of months.

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Theology in the Irish public square

Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

Publisher: Columba Press

In this book Gerry O'Hanlon SJ draws on the rich resources of Christian humanism to make connections between faith and real life at a time of crisis and darkness. He explores the role theology and religion can play in dealing with issues such as crime and punishment, the recession, health policy and issues of equality.

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Is Love Enough? Action Makes Love Real

The Pobal Dé conference held in Milltown Park on Saturday 1 March was a great success. More than one hundred people attended. Below is the full text of Gerry O’Hanlon’s address to the conference. Introduction: Love lost? ‘Today, the term “love” has become one of the most frequently used and misused of words, a word to which we attach quite ...

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Pobal Dé conference: Is love enough?

Gerry O’Hanlon SJ (pictured right) is one of the speakers to address the Pobal Dé conference this year, which will be held in Milltown Park on Saturday 1 March (from Registration at 9am to Eucharist at 4.30pm). Pobal Dé, a group of committed Catholics who are interested in empowering lay people to meet the challenges of the age, take a ...

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