January 2005
 

CONTENTS

January 2005

Reconciliation, Penance & Confession
Vivian Boland OP

A timely overview of the theology and practice of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults: What happens in the RCIA
Diana Klein

This article is a useful tool for anyone involved in the first two stages of this process.

Film: Catechesis, Meditation & Worship
David O’Connell

This article explores the medium of film as a catechetical tool.

Masses with Children
Mary England

School Chaplaincy: Some reflections
Barbara Brent RJM

As schools articulate the role and place of the chaplain, this practitioner offers a reflection on recent guidelines on the employment of chaplains.

Jacques Dupuis SJ

The author highlights a new awareness of religious pluralism and asks the theological question of what this tells us about Christian praxis.

Signs of Hope: At Your Word, Lord
Stuart Wilson

This series, ‘Signs of Hope’ is an opportunity to record and reflect on some positive current pastoral initiatives.

A Priest for the People: Guillaume Briçonnet and Church Reform in Renaissance France
Glenn Richardson

As part of an occasional History series, the author looks at pastoral work in Renaissance France

Catholic Agencies
Keith Barltrop

1: The Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation. This is the first in a series of articles about Catholic agencies.

The Light of the East: Understanding the Eastern Catholic Churches
Robin Gibbons

With the increase of people from the Eastern Rite living in Britain, the author offers some reflections and implications.

Beginning Priesthood
Michael O’Boy

1: Ten Ways to Survive the First Year of Living in a Presbytery. This is the first in a series of short articles for newly ordained priests.

Reflecting on the Word: Introduction to the weekday readings
Kathleen O’Gorman

Homiletic notes for weekdays in Jan & Feb
Duncan Macpherson

A Response Article to ‘Polarisation & Liturgy’ by A. Cameron Mowat
Laurence Hemming

While the editor welcomes such discussions, the editorial board does not necessarily subscribe to the views expressed.


Books

   REVIEWED BY ASHLEY BECK
The Lord be with you: A Parish Priest speaks with his people
Cormac Rigby
Family Publications, £6.95
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   REVIEWED BY MARY BOLEY
Finding Fresh Light: Homilies on the Gospel of the Sundays and Celebrations
Joseph Pollard
Columba Press, £7.50
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   REVIEWED BY DEREK LAVERTY
Time for Change: A fresh look at Spirituality, Sexuality, Globalisation and the Church
Donal Dorr
Columba Press, £10.99
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   REVIEWED BY JOHN O’TOOLE
Hearing The Word Of God: Reflections on the Sunday Readings
John R. Donahue
Liturgical Press, £11.50
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   REVIEWED BY JOHN O’TOOLE
Homilies for Weddings and Funerals
Joseph Pollard
Columba Press, £5.99
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   REVIEWED BY MICHAEL D. PHELAN
All the Pope’s Men: The Inside Story of How The Vatican Really Thinks
John L.Allen Jr.
Doubleday, £13.45
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