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Advent Cheer: the carol service
Thomas O'Loughlin

The Carol Service seems so simple we often do not think of it as 'liturgy.' But it can be a means of bringing a community into the presence of the God who is revealed in Jesus.Thomas O'Loughlin is Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham, and President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain.

If it's December, then, unless you live on a deserted island, you will hear Christmas songs on the radio.

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November/December 2017

Acting Editor: Dr Anthony Towey

Prayer as contested space
Anthony Towey

Although his lifetime crossed with mine, I have no memory of Saint Pope John XXIII. Instead I can trade that deficit for over 50 years hearing and reading tributes to 'Good Pope John' who seems to have transcended boundaries of denomination and religion as a global figure of faith. Within the Church he is undoubtedly most famous for calling the Second Vatican Council which has had innumerable repercussions within the Catholic community." Read More

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Michael A. Hayes 1957 - 2017


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