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Post-tolerance, post-truth and fake news: a blight on the young?
Simon Uttley

What has happened to truth and tolerance in the social media age of ‘violent binaries’, and how do we help young people deal with  an often illiberal cultural landscape? These questions are addressed by Simon Uttley, headteacher of a Catholic secondary school and associate professor of the University of Notre Dame, London Global Gateway.

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May/June 2018

Acting Editor: Dr Anthony Towey

In praise of piety
Anthony Towey

In my youth, early summertime was marked by waves of holy loveliness. May was a time for First Communion which in our parish involved dressing up in pristine clothes and a communal breakfast in the school which I still recall culminated in a classic jelly and ice-cream dessert. I don’t often agree with Napoleon who deemed First Communion ‘the happiest day of his life’, but it is certainly a ‘top five’ moment for me. There was also the May procession ...Read More

May 01 2018

 

EditorialIn praise of piety
Anthony Towey
In my youth, early summertime was marked by waves of holy loveliness. May was a time for First Communion which in our parish involved ...

Post-tolerance, post-truth and fake news: a blight on the young? Contemporary TheologyPost-tolerance, post-truth and fake news: a blight on the young?
Simon Uttley
What has happened to truth and tolerance in the social media age of ‘violent binaries’, and how do we help young people deal with  ...
 
Missionary disciples with intellectual disabilities Missionary disciples with intellectual disabilities
Pia Matthews
What do new evangelisation and the formation of missionary disciples really mean when it comes to people with intellectual disabilities? ...

Good liturgy. Does it involve more than ‘What I like’?
Good liturgy. Does it involve more than ‘What I like’?
Thomas O’Loughlin
Anyone involved in liturgy knows that it can be a bone of contention: what seems a good idea to one person, drives another ...
100 years of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918Past & Present100 years of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918
Stephen J. McKinney
The Education (Scotland) Act, 1918 is regarded as a key moment in the move towards full state funding for Catholic schools in ...
The nature and place of Chaplaincy in Catholic schools (1)Leadership & MinistryThe nature and place of Chaplaincy in Catholic schools (1)
Bernard Howell
The origins of chaplaincy and the role of the school chaplain are explored in the first of a two-part article. Beyond the sacramental ...
Invitational leadership in a Catholic schoolInvitational leadership in a Catholic school
David Fincham
This article argues that the influential theory of invitational leadership can be enhanced and enriched in practice when it is informed ...
The Lectionary – looking at the year aheadThe Lectionary – looking at the year ahead
Thomas O’Loughlin
The Lectionary is, among Catholics, the least studied product of the reforms of Vatican II. It is far more than just a diet of ...
Whither Catholic education?Focus OnWhither Catholic education?
Ronald D. Witherup PSS
This article looks at the recent apostolic constitution Veritatis Gaudium which poses some interesting questions about Catholic ...
 
A history of the Franciscan Study Centre in Canterbury and the future of Franciscan studiesA history of the Franciscan Study Centre in Canterbury and the future of Franciscan studies
Brenda Abbott
Brenda Abbott is cataloguing the Franciscan collection at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where it is hoped it will inspire new ...
Raimundo Panikkar at Benares (1964-1973) Raimundo Panikkar at Benares (1964-1973)
Yann Vagneux
To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Catalan-Indian Professor of Inter-religious dialogue, Raimundo Panikkar, a French ...
Review article: Reimagining BritainReview article: Reimagining Britain
Ashley Beck
Justin Welby, Reimagining Britain
London: Bloomsbury 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4729-4807-2.
Reviewed by Ashley Beck,
St Mary’s University, ...

 
Fifth week of Eastertide
Tuesday 1 May

St Joseph the Worker
Acts 14.19-28
Psalm 114
John 14.27-31
The most important gift that we need in life as individuals, families, communities and the human race as a whole is that of peace. This peace, not just the absence of war and division is a positive energy from the Lord himself, expressed ...
 
Sunday readings May/June 2018
Sundays in May and June 2018
Robert Draper
‘Whenever ... the Church gathered by the Holy Spirit for liturgical celebration, announces and proclaims the word of God, it has the experience of being a new people in whom the covenant made in the past is fulfilled’ (General Introduction to the Lectionary 1981. No. 7)
That essential link between the Eucharistic celebration today and the Covenant made in the past is very apparent in the readings for Mass offered during this time when the Church continues to celebrate the New Covenant that is sealed in the death...
 

 

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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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