Posts Tagged ‘Chris McDonnell’

Discipleship and Society in the Early Churches

Thursday, May 12th, 2022
Early Church

Whenever there is a matter of dispute in the modern-day Church, there is a tendency to ask what would be the opinion of those members of the Early Church? Those of you already familiar with the writing and teaching of Tom O’Loughlin, Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham, will welcome his Read more

Why priestly celibacy?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
why priestly celibacy

The next assembly of the Synod of Bishops must take up the issue of mandatory priestly celibacy. Now is the time. Following the death of a good man, Bishop Edward Daly — who went to the Lord on August 8, 2016 –, there was an appreciation of his life published on the website of the Read more

But what is prayer?

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

We don’t ask enough questions. Sometimes that is because we feel we should know the answers and don’t wish to appear stupid. In fact, many others also wish to ask the same question but, for similar reasons we all keep our lips tightly closed. That is a pity, for being inquisitive is the start of Read more

Hey you, stop being so critical

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
stop being so critical

Words are funny things. We all use them, with varying degrees of success, to communicate with each other. Sometimes when we use them in a careless or slipshod manner, their meaning becomes confused and misunderstandings easily occur. One such word is ‘critical’. Unfortunately, the tone of the word is often one-directional. It implies that something Read more