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The Bible and gender violence

Michael O’Sullivan SJ’s book ‘How Roman Catholic Theology Can Transform Male Violence against Women’ is a theological analysis of male violence against women ‘which brings a new and unique perspective to bear on the discussion about the sexist substrata of the Christian tradition. It treads where few male theologians have previously gone.'(Professor Linda Hogan)

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Welcome to the Loyola Institute

A short introduction to the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin. This Institute is dedicated to education and research in theology in the Catholic tradition.

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The mind of Benedict

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, was back in Ireland recently to deliver a lecture on the theology of Pope Benedict. In an interview for RNN, he spoke to Piaras Jackson about the Pope’s theology and attitudes. Michael Paul was asked what themes he sees in the Pope’s writings. You ...

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The Vatican and Jon Sobrino

March 26, 2007 The Vatican and Jon Sobrino Notes on the Vatican Notification of March 2007 by Gerard O’Hanlon SJ Readers of AMDG may have noted the recent Notification from the Vatican Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith concerning the writings of Basque Jesuit theologian Jon Sobrino. The Notification was approved by Pope Benedict last November and published this March, with an accompanying letter asking Episcopal conferences and local ordinaries to adopt ‘measures necessary’ to implement it. Sobrino, 69, has spent most of his Jesuit life in El Salvador, was a close friend of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and is a leading exponent of Liberation Theology. The Notification maintains that

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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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Getting real: ‘Deus Caritas Est’

Cathy Molloy sees the new encyclical as a fine instance of the Church “getting real” about matters which concern ordinary people, both in their personal lives and in their response to the call for justice and charity in society. The Catholic Church is often accused of not ‘getting real’ on issues of deep concern to people today and there can ...

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