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September/October 2018

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Clarke Woodhead on Religious Education. The Good, The Bad and The Risky
Anthony Towey

This is the first of a series of three articles on Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation. Ronald D. Witherup PSS is Superior General of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice.

Pope Francis continues to forge ahead with his vision of reform for the Church ...

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September/October 2018

Acting Editor: Dr Anthony Towey

Ekklesia
Anthony Towey

This autumn brings the promise of two gatherings of significance for the local and global Church. 'Adoremus', a national Eucharistic Congress will see Liverpool host representatives from parishes across the country. Gathered for a time of teaching, devotion and celebration, it will combine that precious sense of pilgrimage and journey with the equally wonderful sense of Eucharistic ...Read More

Aug 30 2018
EkklesiaEditorialEkklesia
Anthony Towey
This autumn brings the promise of two gatherings of significance for the local and global Church. ‘Adoremus’, a national Eucharistic ...
 
Michael Hayes and Pope FrancisContemporary TheologyMichael Hayes and Pope Francis
Gerald O’Collins SJ
The first Michael Hayes Memorial Lecture was given by Gerald O’Collins SJ on 23 June 2018 at The Pastoral Review Congress, ...
 
Further reflections on ‘Rejoice and Exult’Further reflections on ‘Rejoice and Exult’
Ronald D. Witherup PSS
This is the second of a series of three articles on Gaudete et Exsultate (‘Rejoice and Exult’), Pope Francis’ apostolic ...
 
Light in our darkness – celebrating Divino Afflante SpirituPast & PresentLight in our darkness – celebrating Divino Afflante Spiritu
Adrian Graffy
Seventy-five years after the publication of Pope Pius XII’s ground-breaking encyclical on the Bible, Adrian Graffy examines its ...
 
Where is the beauty of the temple for the disciples of Jesus?Leadership & MinistryWhere is the beauty of the temple for the disciples of Jesus?
Thomas O’Loughlin
We talk a great deal about ‘beauty’ when we discuss the liturgy, but is this just a matter of aesthetics? If so, then we are ...
 
The priestly vocation of the four Latin Church FathersThe priestly vocation of the four Latin Church Fathers
Patrick H. Daly
June 2018-June 2019 is the Year for Priests in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Inspired by the medieval pulpit of St Chad’s ...
 
Clarke Woodhead on Religious Education: The good, the bad and the riskyClarke Woodhead on Religious Education: The good, the bad and the risky
Anthony Towey Recent days have witnessed something of a war of words between the authors of a report on Religious Education and Catholic ...
 
How should Catholic schools encourage girls to close the gender pay gap?Focus OnHow should Catholic schools encourage girls to close the gender pay gap?
Charlotte Goddard
This article asks whether there can be a distinctively Catholic approach to the question of how schools should encourage girls to ...
 
Moral Theology. What happened to sin?Moral Theology. What happened to sin?
Chris Richardson
Moral theology has been under the spotlight recently following the synods on the family. Despite centuries of moral reflection there ...
 
Education in Catholic Social TeachingEducation in Catholic Social Teaching
Ashley Beck
The leader of a new postgraduate qualification in Catholic Social Teaching describes its contents, aims and objectives. Ashley Beck ...
 
Saturday 1 September
1Corinthians 1.26-31
Psalm 32
Matthew 25.14-30
Jesus' third parable about the end of time according to Matthew is that of the talents. This is paralleled in Luke by the parable of the pounds (Lk. 19.12-27). Matthew's version is more dramatic and exaggerated. The "entrepreneurs" with five and two talents – a huge amount – are obviously quite able to double the money – we are not told whether their methods were legitimate or not...
 
Sunday readings September/October 2018
Sunday 2 September
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-8
Psalm 14
James 1.17-18, 21-22, 27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 22-23
Today's readings can make us feel quite uncomfortable in our contemporary culture. The idea of laws as quite unchangeable seems to deny any sense of development of understanding, the idea of a God as being without any sense of alteration or change seems to challenge any idea of intercessory prayer...
 
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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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