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January/February 2018

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Talking about this generation
Káren North

Sociologists have long been working with different subsets of generations, most famous being the 'Baby Boomers'. In preparation for the 2018 Synod on Youth it is timely to remind ourselves of some of the key features that have been identified in terms of the generations coming of age in this period.

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January/February 2018

Acting Editor: Dr Anthony Towey

New Year's Revolution?
Anthony Towey

Happy New Year! In some ways Christians should exchange this greeting at the beginning of Advent, but in terms of common cultural tradition, January 1st marks the turn of the year, often accompanied by attempts to make a new start in some direction or other. I am
told there is a ‘spike’ in gym membership at this time which constitutes some sort of corporeal reaction to Christmas indulgence.  Likewise, in the UK at least, the recent fashion to give up alcohol for the month of January rather than in Lent is just the latest iteration of what I would call ‘secularized repentance’.
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Jan 01 2018

 Editorial
New Year's Revolution?
Anthony Towey
Happy New Year! In some ways Christians should exchange this greeting at the beginning of Advent, but in terms of common cultural ...

 
The Eucharist: Looking backwards and forwardsContemporary TheologyThe Eucharist: Looking backwards and forwards
Thomas O'Loughlin
Hearing the word 'Eucharist' most think of it as the name of a special sacred object, but it refers to an activity Christians ...
 
Talking about this generationTalking about this generation
Káren North
Sociologists have long been working with different subsets of generations, most famous being the 'Baby Boomers'. In preparation for ...
 
An ecumenical MariologyAn ecumenical Mariology
Patricia Rumsey
This article examines Martin Luther's attitude to Mary and his objections to Roman hyperdulia with regard to her. It asks ...
 
The life of William Gordon WheelerPast and PresentThe life of William Gordon Wheeler
James Hagerty
This article looks at the life of William Gordon Wheeler (1910-1998). Ordained an Anglican, he converted to Catholicism and ...
 
The rediscovery of spiritual directionLeadership & MinistryThe rediscovery of spiritual direction
Ronald D. Witherup PSS
Here the author outlines some principles for spiritual direction for a parish context. Ronald D. Witherup PSS is superior ...
 
A genuine dialogue: How do we care for the transgender community?A genuine dialogue: How do we care for the transgender community?
Stephanie MacGillivray
What does it mean to be a person in the twenty-first century? This article explores the challenges which this question ...
 
Maintenance to mission: Divine Renovation in your parish Maintenance to mission: Divine Renovation in your parish
Hannah Vaughan-Spruce
Parish renewal takes vision and leadership and requires deep-rooted change, but the results can be divinely rewarding. ...
 
Legitimate dissent?Focus OnLegitimate dissent?
Bridie Stringer
This reflection offers a lay perspective - 'a view from the pew' - on the accusations of heresy levelled at Pope Francis during ...
 
The Laudes Regiae - DemocratizedThe Laudes Regiae - Democratized
Michael H. Marchal
This article describes how the ancient hymn Laudes Regiae was recently integrated into the prayer of the contemporary Church ...
 
Review article: Lost in Translation: Review article: Lost in Translation:
Lost in Translation: The English Language and the Catholic Mass, (Collegeville: Liturgical Press Academic, 2017), authors Gerald O'Collins SJ with ...
 
Old Testament Chronicle 2018Old Testament Chronicle 2018
Bernard Robinson
Part one of another annual survey of some recent books on the Old Testament. Before his retirement, Bernard Robinson taught ...
 
Monday 1 January
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Numbers 6.22-27
Psalm 66.2-3,5,6,8
Galatians 4.4-7
Luke 2.16-21
How fitting that this beautiful feast of the divine motherhood of Mary should be designated the World Day of Prayer for Peace. All the readings today point to the ...
 
 
Sunday 7 January
Epiphany
Isaiah 60.1-6
Psalm 71
Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6
Matthew 2.1-12
The readings for this feast are always the ones we have today - the gospel account from Matthew and the readings from Isaiah and Ephesians which make explicit the inclusion of 'pagans' in God's covenant...
 
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Michael A. Hayes 1957 - 2017

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Michael A. Hayes 1957 - 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Rev. Professor Michael Hayes editor of The Pastoral Review.

Many friends and readers of The Pastoral Review and The Tablet will have been shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Michael Hayes early on Easter Saturday.   Read More

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