Posts Tagged ‘Brian O’Connell’

One Cathedral to unite them all Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Two of the highest profile buildings badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011 were the two Cathedrals. The Anglican gothic building in the centre of Cathedral Square was a city landmark. The rebuilding project has been marked by controversy; the Dean has resigned and a group of architects has taken the Diocese to Read more

Love the church with no secrets Comments 0

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Secrecy — utmost secrecy — is a feature of the way in which the Catholic Church is administered. A natural consequence of secrecy is lack of accountability by Church officials, and, inevitably, the covering up of such evils as sexual abuse, writes Fr. Brian O’Connell. When such evils are uncovered the damage to the Church’s Read more

Here come the Catholic evangelicals Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Brian O’Connell sm, editor of the Marist Messenger, develops his November Focus article on the theme that the “Evangelical movement is not just a ‘top-down’ message but a strong ‘bottom-up’ force.”    He quotes John Allen, writing in the National Catholic Reporter, and says that it is time for the evangelical movement, the Catholic Evangelicals, “to Read more