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John Courtney Murray

John Courtney Murray, author of arguably the most controversial document to arise from Vatican II, Dignitatis Humanae, was vital in articulating the Church’s defence of the right of everyone to religious freedom. Born in New York City in 1904, Murray was educated at a Jesuit high school in Manhattan, and in 1920 he decided to enter their novitiate, at the ...

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Religious Imagination and Public Life

Edmond Grace SJ argued in a recent lecture that the exclusion of religious discourse from public life gives free rein to fundamentalism and crass populism.

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Where to for the Irish Church?

The lead articles of the Spring 2017 issue of Studies all concur in the judgement that a phase – at least a phase – of Irish Catholicism has ended

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A giant in church-state history

John Courtney Murray SJ is a key figure in any discussion about Church and state in modern times. Gerry Whelan SJ spoke about him at the Loyola Institute's international conference in Trinity College Dublin.

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