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(NY and London: Routledge, 2008)
While in practice ministry in the Christian churches is flourishing, theologically speaking it is in a state of some disarray at this time. Prior to the Second Vatican Council the term 'ministry' was not common in Roman ...
'A constant word in a changing world’ Recognising and resolving tensions and tendencies in a postmodern context
(New Blackfriars, 2006)
This paper argues that the Catholic theological community is fundamentally divided on the question of what can be expected of 'the world' in terms of openness and receptivity to God's Word, and that recognition of this ...
Post-modern Ireland - A Christian response
A long way to go
The last few weeks have been dark and difficult in the Irish Church. I have heard people, especially priests, say that it has been the most difficult time for them since we started to have to deal with child sexual abuse. ...
‘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 God embarrassed at the prospect of possession': exploring divine revelation
Divine revelation is the term Christians use to express the process whereby God discloses God’s self in history, a process that begins with creation and climaxes in the person of Jesus Christ. Christians understand God ...
The commodification of religion and the challenges for Theology: reflections from the Irish experience
The symposium that gave rise to these papers set out to assess the core thesis of Vincent Miller's recent book, Consuming Religion. As Miller's text is written from the perspective of the USA, our task was to consider ...
Accused but innocent - what should a priest do?
(The Furrow, 2007)
Many priests in Ireland feel somewhat vulnerable at the moment. They fear that if an accusation of sexual misconduct with minors is made against them, they will be removed from their duties with great publicity, without ...