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What did Jesus teach us about Hell?

Bill Toner SJ :: Whatever the reality of Hell, the stress of the New Testament is decidedly on the eternal life of joy awaiting us and the infinite mercy of God.

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Karl Barth 50 years on

KEVIN HARGADEN :: Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Karl Barth (as well as of Thomas Merton), one of the most important Christian voices of the last century.

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Getting God right

Dr Kevin Hargaden is calling on the government to implement robust laws against the incitement to religious hatred in light of the recent referendum on blasphemy

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Doing theology in dangerous times

The Summer issue of Studies leads with a challenging analysis of the political and cultural upheavals which are afflicting the world at present

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The ironies of Catholic traditionalism

DERMOT ROANTREE :: There are some disconcerting ironies in the attitude of Catholic traditionalism, not least that it has come to resemble the very thing it opposes

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The death penalty and doctrine, Part 2

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The Pope's critics think he is illogical. Newman's understanding of development, however, suggests a very different way to look at it.

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The death penalty and doctrine, Part 1

DERMOT ROANTREE :: To understand the accusations of heresy which traditionalists level at the Pope, it's necessary to examine the 'clash of mentalities'

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Following love into mystery

PAT COYLE: : As my daddy lay dying I learned about the mysterious, earth-bound love of God through the miraculous gift of an ear-drop squirter

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Bernard Lonergan

Canadian Jesuit Bernard Lonergan was a 20th century philosopher and theologian of immense importance. Specifically he worked within the Thomist tradition, but not in a narrowly neo-scholastic way.

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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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