Posts Tagged ‘book review’

Abuse and Cover-Up; Gerald Arbuckle’s challenging new book Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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The Catholic Church is in its most challenging condition since the Reformation. The claim is made by in Abuse and Cover-Up Refounding the Catholic Church in Trauma, a new book by New Zealand born anthropologist, theologian and international scholar, Fr Gerald Arbuckle SM. Using the psalmist’s image, Arbuckle says the Church was once a “strong Read more

Making God laugh out loud Comments 0

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

“God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us” Blessed John Paul II The day before my ordination last summer I was giving my four-year-old nephew a lift in the car. I wanted to test him, so I said: “Tristan, what’s happening Read more

The most persecuted religious body on the planet Comments 0

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, Christian persecution is not simply the result of radical Islamic terrorism. In fact, the largest segment of martyrdoms in the 20th century took place in the Soviet Union. According to Vatican analyst John Allen, Jr., author of the newly released The Global War on Christians, these Christians are indisputably “the most persecuted religious Read more