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Doctrine & Life July-August 2017
The Apostolic Tradition and the Roman Rite
Liam G. Walsh, O.P., continues his series of articles on ‘The Mass: Yesterday, Today, Forever’, by outlining the ways in which the social conventions of Roman life influenced the shape of the liturgy.
Kenosis in Martin Scorsese’s Silence
Joseph S. O’Leary reflects on the film of the Sushaku Endo novel, Silence, directed by Martin Scorsese. He suggests that the film, far from being depressing, may leave viewers with the weight of a divine silence in their hearts, perhaps the ambiguous silence of a gracious divine presence.
David Begg contrasts President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord with the insights of Pope Francis on care for the earth.
Amoris Laetitia and Current Debates In Ireland on Divorce and Abortion
John Mangan hopes that upcoming debates about divorce and abortion can be the occasion for the church to promote the moral growth of individuals and society on these questions. He sees in the apostolic letter Amoris Laetitia of Pope Francis a perfect instrument for such a process.
Church and State; a Necessary Realignment
T.P. O’Mahony gives the history of the classical political doctrine of separate of church and state, and analyses the position in Ireland.
Hope Is the Touchstone
Eamon Maher reviews Fasting and Feasting: Radio Reflections on Christmas and Easter, by Aidan Mathews.
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