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Building faith, enhancing credibility

In an interview with RNN’s Eileen Good, Gerry O’Hanlon explains the thinking behind his article on the future of the Catholic Church in Europe, in The Future of Europe, a recent book of the Centre of Faith and Justice. ‘Europe and the Roman Catholic Church’ is the title of an article by Jesuit priest Gerry O’Hanlon, featured in The Future ...

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God who labours with us

July 5, 2006 God who labours with us by Gerry O’Hanlon SJ When the tsunami struck after Christmas in 2004 there was in Ireland and the rest of the Western world an outpouring of articles and comments expressing doubts about the existence of God. I was in India shortly afterwards. There I experienced a spontaneous turning to God for help. A big difference. We live in a secular atmosphere so that, spontaneously, believers doubt. Sometimes this is not helped by our spontaneous image of God as one who demands so much that we are paralyzed by the guilt of our inadequate response. I want briefly to explore the space for God

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Finding a new role for religion

Gerry O’Hanlon assesses the role which religion could assume in the Ireland of today, a country which has become, sadly, a place of ‘loads of money but no vision’. It may be time to re-imagine the role that religion plays in society. With all the good things that the Celtic Tiger and our Western world have given us, there is ...

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