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 The Tablet Interview - Once a Catholic...

The Tablet Interview - Once a Catholic...

by: Peter Stanford - The Tablet in Articles,

The Tablet Interview - Once a Catholic... screenwriter and renowned TV producer Jimmy Mc­Govern talks to Peter Stanford. He might have lost his faith, but as the Liverpudlian scriptwriter tells Peter Stanford, his stories reflect a deep and sympathetic fascination with Catholicism. 

When Does Fatih Disappear?

When Does Fatih Disappear?

by: Ron Rolheiser in Articles,

How is belief different from faith? In normal, everyday parlance to say that we believe something to be true means that we are able to square that truth with our imagination, that is, we are able to somehow circumscribe it imaginatively so that it makes sense to us.

A theology in dialogue

A theology in dialogue

by: Céline Hoyeau - La Croix International in Articles,

“In a highly secularized country, theology has a capacity to listen to contemporary requests and to enter into dialogue with society,” he says, noting the academic exchanges between theologians and specialists in other discipline.

'Monks have been involved in politics throughout history'

'Monks have been involved in politics throughout history'

by: Margaret Hebblethwaite - The Tablet in Articles,
“Monks have been involved in politics throughout history,” said Vázquez, in an interview with Religion Digital. “St Bernard, who is the teacher of the Cistercian order, was a man who always had a lot of interest in transforming the situation so that people’s lives should be improved, and I believe that this is the desire of a monk: the monastic life in reality is a school for connecting a person with his heart, with compassion; and, in some way, politics reminds us of this.” 
The Church must be ready to change

The Church must be ready to change

by: The Tablet - 11 May 2017 in Articles,

It is reasonable to interpret the natural world as a revelation of the divine – its very rationality in particular – but God’s Creation was not a scientific moment, and Br Consolmagno warns against treating it as such. Arguing from the Big Bang to theism, or indeed to intelligent design, is unsound. 

The Gift of Tongues

The Gift of Tongues

by: John Cosgrove - The Tablet in Articles,

Unlocking the potential of pupils for whom English is not their first language is often a daunting challenge for teachers. But with care and good preparation, miracles can be achieved. Schools are under huge pressure from a dramatic rise in the number of children from European migrants’ families, official figures show, and many teachers feel unprepared to teach children with English as an Additional Language (EAL).

East Africa Food Crisis: Humanitarian aid is more than food. It is a sign of hope.

East Africa Food Crisis: Humanitarian aid is more than food. It is a sign of hope.

by: Michael O’Riordan - The Tablet in Articles,
Here lies the heart of the matter; humanitarian aid is more than food. It is a sign of hope. It is a sign someone is watching and listening to what they are saying. It is a sign someone cares, that they are not forgotten. The people of South Sudan are longing for peace and security. To return to a sense of normality to return to their homes, for their children to return to school and to go back to farming their land…. 
 
Where is Easter hope for Egypt's terrorized Christians?

Where is Easter hope for Egypt's terrorized Christians?

by: Bruno Frappat - La Croix International in Articles,

They will not see the Paschal season through and have been deprived of the resurrection and joy of Easter Sunday.What is there left for hope in the wake of such an event, a tragedy that could so easily inspire vengeful thoughts in those confronted with such evil that God has allowed to be committed against his own? What fragment of joy is there to be found in this infernal scene of dereliction?

"Leadership Isn't About Being Great, Its About Enabling Others To Be Great"?

"Leadership Isn't About Being Great, Its About Enabling Others To Be Great"?

by: David McQueen - Twitter @theleadersshipp in Articles,

As I sipped on my tea at a mentoring session last week, a long term colleague and friend posed a question: "How Can I Be A Great Leader?!"  I gave the question some more thought - with seven words he had really got my mind racing! I finally responded: "Leadership isn't about being great. It's about enabling others to be great." 

Ever wondered why we laugh?

Ever wondered why we laugh?

by: Ciara McCarthy - Varsity.co.uk in Articles,

Babies first laugh when they are between two and six months old. This is triggered by surprise in an environment in which they feel safe: think peek-a-boo. Even congenitally deaf and blind children laugh, suggesting that the ability to laugh is something we are born with rather than learn from the behaviour of those around us.

Social media and mental health: friends or foes?

Social media and mental health: friends or foes?

by: Electra Wallington -Varsity.co.uk in Articles,

Electra Wallington asks whether social media helps or hinders mental health. "This obsession over the way we present ourselves, and the ever-blurring distinction between what’s real and what’s fake, also brings with it intense over-analysis"

Understanding Pope Francis

Understanding Pope Francis

by: Cardinal Vicent Nichols - rcdow.org.uk - The Tablet in Articles,
Pope Francis has made it clear what he wants to achieve in and for the Church. In his apostolic letter, Misericordia et Misera, issued at the end of the Year of Mercy last November, he speaks of “a perennial activity of pastoral conversion and witness to mercy”. He speaks of generating a “culture of mercy” in the Church. This, it seems to me, is Francis’ real programme.
 
The temptation of omnipotence

The temptation of omnipotence

by: Daniel Duigou - International.lacroix in Articles,

The first temptation: Jesus refuses to be self-sufficient. What constitutes a man is to accept being dependent — without submission — on others, on their wishes.The second temptation: Jesus refuses to take power over others. What makes a man is the fact of making others free.The third temptation: Jesus refuses to take the others hostage. What constitutes a man is respect for others. Matthew shows that, like Jesus, despite the desire for omnipotence

Catholics are again Scotland’s oppressed minority

Catholics are again Scotland’s oppressed minority

by: Kevin McKenna - The Guardian in Articles,

Catholics are again Scotland’s oppressed minority. As we proudly welcome the world’s oppressed, a campaign of harassment is being waged at home. Curiously, as Scotland lays palms before the feet of all new minorities and gathers the world’s oppressed to its breast, a campaign of harassment and intimidation is being waged to silence and alienate the country’s biggest minority.

Of Winners and Losers

Of Winners and Losers

by: Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

Our society tends to divide us up into winners and losers. Sadly, we don’t often reflect on how this affects our relationships with each other, nor on what it means for us as Christians.

Westminster through the looking glass: Parliament back to front post Brexit

Westminster through the looking glass: Parliament back to front post Brexit

by: Julia Langdon - The Tablet in Articles,

As Kenneth Clarke evoked the idea of Alice in Wonderland during the historic debate on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) at the end of last month, he did so with the intention of mocking the surreal fantasy world imagined by those who believe that the country’s future course will be an easy one.

Embittered Moralizing

Embittered Moralizing

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

One of the dangers inherent in trying to live out a life of Christian fidelity is that we are prone to become embittered moralizers, older brothers of the prodigal son, angry and jealous at God’s over-generous mercy, bitter because persons who wander and stray can so easily access the heavenly banquet table.

Here are seven ways you can keep fighting for justice in 2017

Here are seven ways you can keep fighting for justice in 2017

by: Ijeoma Oluo - The Guardian in Articles,

No matter how much we’d like to hide in our homes for the next four years, we know that we cannot do that. We must fight for equality and justice. But the question is: how? What action can we take in the aftermath of such a heartbreaking defeat? 

A saint for our time, now in the making

A saint for our time, now in the making

by: Vicky Cosstick - The Tablet in Articles,

Dorothy Day was ambivalent herself. “I don’t want to be a saint,” she famously said, “I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.” She would also say: “I wish they might wait until I am dead.” Day never wanted the focus to be on her, as Pat and Kathleen Jordan, who helped to care for in her last years, confirm. She always wanted it to be on the Gospel.