Posts Tagged ‘Gerald A Arbuckle’

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

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

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

Book on Loneliness one of the best in 2018

Monday, February 18th, 2019
spiritual books of 2018

New Zealand-born author Father Gerald Arbuckle’s most recent book, Loneliness Insights for Healing in a Fragmented World has been included by the Spirituality and Practice website among the 50 best spiritual books of 2018. Arbuckle is noted scholar in both theology and anthropology. He is the author of many books, the most recent being: Laughing with God: Humor, Read more

New book on Fundamentalism receives an award

Monday, June 25th, 2018

News arrived, last week, that Fundamentalism at Home and Abroad: Analysis and Pastoral Responses, a book by Fr Gerarld Arbuckle SM won first place in the Professional Books section in the Catholic Press Association USA awards. Responding to the award, Gerald Arbuckle says he is ‘delighted’ and particularly pleased that a book on contemporary fundamentalism Read more

Leading in chaotic times: the example of Pope Francis

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

We live in chaotic times. If perchance you doubt this, I suggest you view a few episodes of the television comedy, The Simpsons. It is the longest-running American cartoon series ever. It is frequently on our screens also. Like Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, it is primarily written for adults, but it is more especially loved Read more

Fundamentalism: an enemy of the common good

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Pope Francis said, “Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions … Religious fundamentalism is not religious, because it lacks God. “It is idolatry, like idolatry of money … We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with Read more

Another award for New Zealand priest

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

New Zealand Marist priest and cultural anthropologist Dr Gerald Arbuckle received an award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada at its annual meeting held in Quebec on 20-23 June. Earlier this year he received a lifetime achievement award in Practical Theology from the Broken Bay Institute. Arbuckle’s essay, “Fundamentalism as an Read more

Internationally respected theologian and anthropologist receives an award

Monday, May 8th, 2017
Gerald Arbuckle

A New Zealand Marist priest has received an award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to academic research and teaching in the fields of theology and anthropology over many decades. The Australian Institute of Theological Education (BBI) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award in Practical Theology to Dr Gerald Arbuckle. Arbuckle is an internationally respected theologian Read more

NZ priest Gerald Arbuckle receives healthcare Lifetime Contribution Award

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Gerald Arbuckle

New Zealand Marist priest Gerald Arbuckle, 30 August, was presented with the Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award in Sydney. “I am personally thrilled by the award; Catholic health and aged care ministries are unique”, Fr Arbuckle said in a phone conversation. “The award acknowledges the emphasis that I and so many others have been giving Read more

Values are vital in humanizing healthcare reforms says Gerry Arbuckle

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

People, society and the healthcare systems themselves would benefit from a return to a values-based approach to healthcare argues New Zealand Marist, Gerald Arbuckle in his new book, “Humanizing Healthcare Reforms“. In his book Arbuckle argues that a values-based approach would change healthcare and systems and be a much better approach to healthcare than the Read more

The Master Storyteller

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Good storytellers are people of few words. Ample space is left for the imagination of the listener or reader to make connections with the story. If the storyteller talks too much, there is no room for the listener or reader to enter into the story. They must have the space to relate to the story. Read more