Eucharist: Divine Presence or Divine Feeding?

Eucharist is also food for the journey, a reminder that we ourselves are Tabernacles of the Lord.

Still Undiscussable – the Ryan Report – May 20th, 2009

Called by Pope Benedict to ‘establish the truth of what happened’ in 20th century institutions for the poorest children, Ireland’s bishops never did. Why?

Lockdown Discoveries: What ‘Vocation’ Really Means

Do only those called to be clerics have a ‘vocation’. In the Covid-19 crisis of 2020, Thomas O’Loughlin sees the urgent message ‘Think Again!’

“You Crossed the Seven Seas …”

‘Pastoral Theology?’ Mark Maguire explains why it is for everyone, and where his inspiration comes from.

A Normal Church?

What is to be the New Normal for the Irish Church? Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ considers the TV series Normal People, the ongoing Covid-19 Crisis – and synodality.

Trump’s Relationship with the Catholic Church in the USA

NCR Editorial: Dolan delivers the church to Trump and the GOP New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrates Easter Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral April 12 during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS/Reuters/Jeenah Moon) BY NCR EDITORIAL STAFF APR 28, 2020 Friendships have...

Covid-19 & the Future – Sean McDonagh

Pandemics raise the biggest questions – and Sean McDonagh SSD is not afraid to ask them.

It was very early on the first day…

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb.

Always in our midst…

After Jesus had taken the wine he said, ‘It is fulfilled’; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit.

Global Crisis, Global Advent, Global Christmas, Global Easter… Global Pentecost?

Unprecedented global crisis, growing disillusionment with ‘charismatic’ political leadership, the young outraged. Thomas Reese in the NCR sees reasons for Advent hope.

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