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The service of a different kingdom: child sexual abuse and the response of the church
(The Columba Press, 1999)
This paper sets out to explore theologically some aspects of the recent Irish experience of child sexual abuse by priests and religious and to assess the implications for the life and ministry of the church. The insights ...
The word that goes forth
The purpose of the summer school on media and the Churches was educational. It was meant to be an opportunity for broadcasters, journalists, Church spokespersons and the general public to come to a better understanding ...
Post-modern Ireland - A Christian response
‘The price of sparrows’: experiencing God today
(Columba Press, 1992)
Religion is in decline in Ireland. Many questions spring to mind. Why are fewer people experiencing active and involved membership of the Church as fulfilling? Why does the prevailing attitude of the media to the Church ...
A review of '"Clashing Symbols. An Introduction to Faith-and-Culture" by Michael Paul Gallagher'
(The Furrow, 1997)
This book, its subject matter, and the manner in which it is handled, is clearly the work of someone of considerable scholarship, with a keen sense of mission. It is a book written not to provide information 'for the sake ...
A Europe without priests?
(The Furrow, 1996)
The roles of bishop and priest are still pivotal authority positions in the Roman Catholic Church. Those who hold these positions need the qualities which inspire people, which can draw the best out of them, and which can ...
Midwives to the mystery
(The Furrow, 1994)
Christians should be capable of providing a response to people who ask the reason for the hope that they have (1 Peter 3:15). A reason, whatever else it is, is meant to be reasonable. Some thing appears reasonable if it ...
The non-ordained in ministry
(The Furrow, 1995)
I have been asked by the Pastoral Commission of CORI (formerly the Conference of Major Religious Superiors) to provide some theological reflections arising out of the results of their survey of non-ordained ministers. ...