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Mission in Ministry 2021: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding

Reflection on a Presentation given by Fr Jim Corkery SJ “Towards a Theology of Safeguarding “, July 2021 “Does there now need to be a re-examination of the theology of salvation, in the light of the experience of survivors of sexual abuse who did not sin but who were sinned against”? The NBSCCCI (National Board…

The Role of the Church in a Secular World – An Interview with Brussels Cardinal de Kesel.
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The Role of the Church in a Secular World – An Interview with Brussels Cardinal de Kesel.

In his latest book the 73-year-old cardinal, who recently completed treatment for cancer, talks about his vision on the role faith can play in modern times. “Christianity has become a cultural religion in the West due to historical circumstances. However, that is not necessarily the case in other parts of the world, just look at…

Mission in Ministry: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding
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Mission in Ministry: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding

Reflection on Presentation given by Dr Jessie Rogers “Towards a Theology of Safeguarding” June 2021  “Jesus puts a child in their midst and tells the disciples to welcome children as a way of welcoming him”. How can the Church take that seriously today? The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) continues to…

John Allen Jr on U.S. Bishops’ Vote on Communion Practices
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John Allen Jr on U.S. Bishops’ Vote on Communion Practices

In this episode: U.S. bishops vote on communion practices, Holy See cautions U.S. bishops against denying communion, meeting of Pope Francis and President Biden deferred, U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sides with Catholic adoption agency, three Catholic priests in Umbria leave priesthood to get married. Source: CRUXnow

Feast of the Sacred Heart
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Feast of the Sacred Heart

The Judaeo-Christian tradition sees the whole of creation as God’s beloved handiwork, so it is not surprising to find that love has a central place in all four gospels. In the synoptics, Jesus incarnates God’s love by reaching out to the poor and despised members of the society of his time, and by performing miracles…

Pope Francis to Priests: ‘Your Fragility is a Chance of Encounter with God’.
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Pope Francis to Priests: ‘Your Fragility is a Chance of Encounter with God’.

“My fragility, the fragility of each one of us, is a theological place of encounter with the Lord,” he told a group of around 20 priests at a June 7 meeting at the Vatican. “The ‘superman’ priests end up badly, all of them,” Francis said. “The fragile priest, who knows his weaknesses and talks about…

Corpus Christi: Reflections on the Eucharist
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Corpus Christi: Reflections on the Eucharist

Christ can be present with us in so many ways: in his living, spirit-filled word, which comes to us in Old and New Testaments; in the daily rhythm of our prayer, spoken or just gathered and offered in silence. We can find Christ present with us in those moments when we need him, or when…

World Environment Day (5 June) – On Ecological Conversion
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World Environment Day (5 June) – On Ecological Conversion

What is to be understood by such an ecological conversion? How would this conversion come about? What would it look like as a community conversion? Do the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius have a role to play in bringing it about? Let us start by saying that conversion is transformational: it transforms both the one…

Mission in Ministry: Reflection on Presentation by Una Allen, Coordinator of Towards Peace
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Mission in Ministry: Reflection on Presentation by Una Allen, Coordinator of Towards Peace

Towards a Theology of Safeguarding: How can (an understanding of) Pastoral Theology inform action to heal the spiritual damage caused by clerical abuse? The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) continues to explore a Theology of Safeguarding through a series of presentations by various theologians, scripture scholars and ethicists. Una Allen is…