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July/August 2018

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Pope Francis on the Universal Call to Holiness
Ronald D. Witherup PSS

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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July/August 2018

Acting Editor: Dr Anthony Towey

Troubled Times
Anthony Towey

The Church is living in troubled times. Since the last edition of this periodical, legislative moves in Ireland regarding abortion have abrogated pro-life medical traditions long advocated by the Church but which even pre-date Christ. In England, the Government has reneged on a promise made to the Church regarding the building of new schools ...Read More

Jul 01 2018
Troubled timesEditorialTroubled times
Anthony Towey
The Church is living in troubled times. Since the last edition of this periodical, legislative moves in Ireland regarding abortion have ...
 
Pope Francis on the Universal Call to HolinessContemporary TheologyPope Francis on the Universal Call to Holiness
Ronald D. Witherup PSS
This is the first of a series of three articles on Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation. Ronald ...
 
Humanae vitae: A Legacy Humanae vitae: A Legacy
Pia Matthews
July 2018 marks fifty years since the publication of Humanae vitae by Pope Paul VI. This article explores why it still resonates today. ...
 
Fostering lay leadership: The ongoing legacy of schools founded by Religious CongregationsPast & PresentFostering lay leadership: The ongoing legacy of schools founded by Religious Congregations
Sean Whittle
Many of our Catholic schools were founded by Religious Congregations. Whilst very few sisters, brothers and ordained religious are now ...
 
Servant-leadership and characteristics of leaders Leadership & MinistryServant-leadership and characteristics of leaders
Clare D’Netto
This article considers the challenges faced by Christians to adopt the servant-leadership ideal within their professional lives. Clare ...
 
Liturgy and law – and beautyLiturgy and law – and beauty
James M. Cassidy CRIC
This article looks at both changes in law coming from developments in the understanding of revelation and theology and also the ...
 
The nature and place of Chaplaincy in Catholic schools (2)
Bernard Howell
This is the second of a two-part article in which the author looks at various models of school chaplaincy and the role of chaplaincy in ...
 
The Church in contemporary Ireland. Pause for thought as Ireland legislates for abortionFocus OnThe Church in contemporary Ireland. Pause for thought as Ireland legislates for abortion
Raphael Gallagher CSsR
This article is a reflection on the implications for the Church in Ireland of the referendum on abortion held on 25 May 2018.  ...
 
The road from Emmaus to Jerusalem via LiverpoolThe road from Emmaus to Jerusalem via Liverpool
Bridie Stringer
This reflection explores some of the resources published for the Eucharist Congress in September 2018, the first such congress in the ...
 
Imitate me! The spirituality of St PaulImitate me! The spirituality of St Paul
Frank J. Matera
Paul invites his converts to imitate him because he exemplifies the Paschal Mystery in his life. He has become so identified with ...
 
What makes this night different from all other nights?Reader ResponseWhat makes this night different from all other nights?
Michael H. Marchal
A reader responds to an article on the Easter Vigil. Michael H. Marchal is a retired teacher of English and philosophy and worships ...
 
Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time
Monday 2 July

Amos 2.6-10, 13-16
Psalm 49
Psalm 114
Matthew 8.18-22
At the centre of the narrative of ten miracles, Matthew records the incident of two who wish to follow Jesus, one a scribe and one already a disciple. The Lord replies with typical Semitic hyperbole, pointing to the hardship of being his follower...
 
Sunday readings July/August 2018
Sunday 1 July
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wisdom 1.13-15, 2.23-24
Psalm 29
2 Corinthians 8.7, 9; 13-15
Mark 5.21-43
Today in the mission of the Church, as throughout the history of faith, one of the greatest challenges is reconciling the belief in a good God with the reality of evil and suffering. Many people present this as their main objection, and countless believers ...
 
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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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