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March/April 2018

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The 'Our Father' as a pastoral change
Ronald D. Witherup PSS

This article examines Pope Francis' recent comments on the translation of the Lord's Prayer from a biblical and theological point of view, with attention to pastoral ramifications. Ronald D. Witherup PSS is Superior General of the Society of the Priests of St Sulpice. Pope Francis obviously does not hesitate to go where 'angels fear to tread'.

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March/April 2018

Acting Editor: Dr Anthony Towey

Two sides of a koan
Anthony Towey

The Christian juxtaposition of Lent and Eastertide might appear at a first glance to be a somewhat contrary contemplation. Lent begins with the dust and ashes of our earthiness and mortality while the Easter exsultet calls upon angels and heavenly hosts in heralding Christ the Morning Star, the quintessence eternal. Caught between misery and ecstasy, grave and zenith, it is small wonder that in the name of religious equanimity, some Christian denominations have eschewed a sense of liturgical season in favour of more predictable patterns of piety.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