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July/August 2017

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Ordinary time
Anthony Towey

As the excitement of the celebratory Sundays of Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity and Corpus Christi gives way to the more predictable sequence typical of the Cycle A readings, there can be a temptation to settle into a kind of liturgical automatic pilot. Since almost by definition, Ordinary Time connotes a low expectation, low octane period, there is a danger of spiritual switch off until Advent when the cycle of special times starts again.

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July/August 2017

Acting Editor: Dr Anthony Towey

michael hayes

Tributes to Rev Professor Michael A. Hayes, 1957-2017, from friends and colleagues.

Michael Hayes: Priest, scholar, and leader
Among the leaders I have ever served under, Michael Hayes stands tall. Charming, urbane, extremely competent, with admirable academic...

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Jun 25 2017
EditorialOrdinary time
Anthony Towey
As the excitement of the celebratory Sundays of Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity and Corpus Christi gives way to the more predictable ...
 
In Memoriam: Michael A. HayesIn Memoriam: Michael A. Hayes
Tributes to Rev Professor Michael A. Hayes, 1957-2017, from friends and colleagues.
Michael Hayes: Priest, scholar, and leader
Among the leaders I ...

Theological disposition for pastoral ministryLeadership & MinistryTheological disposition for pastoral ministry
Michael A. Hayes
This address was given to the National Assembly of Deacons and IDC North European Conference on 'The Deacon in the Body of ...
 
The new programme for the formation of presbyters (3) The new programme for the formation of presbyters (3)
Ronald D. Witherup PSS
Two previous articles addressed the content and nuances of the revised programme of priestly (presbyteral) formation that ...
 
Why we need a culture of encounter Why we need a culture of encounter
Fleur Dorrell
How a new resource 'Calling People of Goodwill: The Bible and the Common Good' can enable Christians to find meaningful ...
 
Easter harvest: Mixed results Easter harvest: Mixed results
Patrick H. Daly
What can parishes do to retain the commitment and enthusiasm of adults who enter the Church at Easter? Patrick H. Daly is priest ...

Spiritual development in Catholic schools Focus OnSpiritual development in Catholic schools
Chris Richardson
Schools are required to provide a spiritual as well as a moral, mental and physical education. This article reflects on what is ...
 
Retreating in the Holy Land Retreating in the Holy Land
Christopher Budd
A retreat in the Holy Land is active discipleship, underpinned by contemplative prayer and silence, writes Christopher Budd,  ...
 
Care for the elderly: Some perspectives from Scripture Care for the elderly: Some perspectives from Scripture
Stephen J. McKinney, Robert J. Hill and Honor Hania
This article is focused on the care for the elderly and some Old and New Testament ...

Breaking The Word

Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 3 July
St Thomas, Apostle
Ephesians 2.19-22
Psalm 117.1-2
John 20.24-29

Today we celebrate the feast of Thomas the Apostle, notorious for his doubting, but also for his generosity ('let us go and die with him', he says when Jesus goes off to look after Lazarus). The first reading, from Ephesians, is a lovely one, indicating ...
 
Sunday 5 March
Robert Draper
The Letter to the Romans
 
The Letter to the Romans is undoubtedly the key theological writing of Paul, and the history of its exposition encompasses key developments by the great theologians of the western Church - notably Augustine, Abelard, Luther and Calvin. For that reason it carries both a demand to be explored...
 
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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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