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June 2022

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Johanna Merry Unravelling the Transgender Dilemma
Hugh O’Donnell Celebration, Conversion, Commitment: A Cosmic Eucharist in Laudato Si’
Michael Collins Ministers and Ministry – Midwifing something new in an Irish context
Richard Shields Bishops caught in an Institutional Straitjacket?
Brían de Búrca Saint Mary Magdalene – the first witness of the Lord’s resurrection and the first evangelist
Francis Bradley Homilies for July (C)
New Books
Neil Xavier O’Donoghue Saint John of Cross: Wisdom Sayings
Seán Maher Ponder – Contemplative Bible Study
John Paul Sheridan In Search of the Sacred Image
Luke Macnamara, OSB Entering the Twofold Mystery.
On Christian Conversion
Shorter Notice
The Curia is the Pope, and why it cannot listen
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May 2022

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Marian Mortell Can we really call the women in Luke’s Gospel disciples?
Brendan Hoban The Synodal pathway in Killala Diocese, 2017-2022
Brían de Búrca Regular church goer of 70 years – ‘That I have never heard those passages in church speaks for itself !’
Brian Merry Authentic Encounters
Jonathan W. Chappell Incarnation and Justice: Anglican Social Theology in Dialogue with Jon Sobrino
Richard Casey The NCCA’S recommendations for a new RSE programme in Schools: is it compatible with the Catholic Ethos?
Paul Clayton-Lea Homilies for June (C)
New Books
Kevin O’Gorman, SMA Book Reviews 1975-2021
P.J. McAuliffe Undaunted: Stories of Freedom in a Shackled Society
Travelling on Titanic with Father Browne.
Andrew Meszaros “Heart Speaks to Heart”: Saint John Henry Newman and the Call to Holiness
Document
Pope Francis Fratelli Tutti on a Better Kind of Politics
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April 2022

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Kevin O’Gorman, SMA SYNODALITY – A Theological Glossary
Priscilla Fitzpatrick Families at the Centre: The Spirituality of the Home
D. Vincent Twomey, SVD Catholic Politicians, Legislation and Holy Communion
Carleigh Garcia Catholic Shame & Female Blame: Edna O’Brien and The Country Girls Trilogy
V.J.McBrierty et al The Great Reset and Synodality in the Church
Hilda Geraghty Soul Brothers? – St Paul and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ
Gerald O’Collins Translating Vatican II
Brenda Dolphin, RSM Homilies for May [C]
New Books
Michael Shortall Counsels of the Holy Spirit: A Reading of St Ignatius’s Letters.
Kevin O’Gorman, SMA See God Act Come Drink at the Fountain
John-Paul Sheridan Revisiting the vision of Fr. Patrick J. Whitney
Shorter Notice
Channelling the Inner Fire : Ignatian Spirituality in 15 Points
The Courage of Their Convictions: Stories of Inspirational Men and Women of Faith
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March 2022

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Jonathan W. Chappell ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’: recent Catholic teaching on non-Christian religions
+ John McAreavey Christians in the Middle East
Philip McParland The Mystical Stage of Religion: Towards a Description
Kathleen Coyle, SSC Marian Images
Gerald O’Collins, SJ Jesus and Mary
Cora O’Farrell Families at the Centre
Eugene Duffy Homilies for April [C]
News &Views
Tom Healy Catholics and Abortion Law
Featured Review
Stefan Gillow Reynolds Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching in Dark Times
New Books
Kevin O’Gorman, SMA Hearers of the Word [Lent & Holy Week] To Prepare His Ways
Chris Hayden Hope and the Nearness of God: The 2022 Lent Book
Callum D. Young Strangers and Nomads: Catholic Martyrs of England and Wales.
Reg Naulty Beyond Belief: How Pentecostal Christianity Is Taking Over The World
Columba McCann, OSB The Grace of “Nothingness”: Navigating the Spiritual Life with Blessed Columba Marmion
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February 2022

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Michael A. Conway ‘I put my mouth’: Teaching from Technology to Theology
Patrick H. Daly The Office of Bishop in the Thought of Pope Francis
Tony Hanna A New Vocabulary: Delta, Omicron, Co-responsibility, Synodality
Hilda Geraghty To integrate the world views of science and religion
Margaret Naughton Wounded Healers in Recovery – a Church of and for the Future
V.J. McBrierty and D.M.D Murphy The Church in Crisis: the Prophetic Dimension
Moira A. Glencorse et al Cultural change in the Vatican
Mary T. Brien Homilies for March (C)
New Books
Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB Mission to a Suffering People: Irish Jesuits 1596-1696.
Luke Macnamara OSB Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer.
Document
Pope Francis Fratelli Tutti on Religion and Violence
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January 2022

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Gerry O’Hanlon, SJ ‘Bishop, Can Church Teaching Change’?—Doctrinal Change and the Synodal Pathway
Albert McDonnell How Many Dioceses do we Need?
Peter C. Wilcox You Have Seen Me, and I am Grateful: The Courage of the Poor
Shane Crombie The Online Parish Community
Michael C. McGuckian, S.J. Catholics and Abortion Law
Michael G. Lawler / Todd A. Salzman Love of God, Neighbour, and Self in and through Human Sexuality
Edmond Cullinan Homilies for February [C]
Featured Review
John Paul Sheridan Reclaiming the Piazza, Volumes 1-111
New Books
P.J. McAuliffe Looking Back to the Future
Kevin O’Gorman SMA My Words will not Pass Away
Kevin O’Gorman SMA Streets and Secret Places
Luke Macnamara, OSB Divine Diamond: Facets of the Fourth Gospel
Luke Macnamara, OSB Staying Tender: Contemplation, Pathway to Compassion
Marie Keenan Unheard Voices
Reg Naulty World Politics Since 1989
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December 2021

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November 2021

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Hugh MacMahon, SSC The Synod : Assessing and Regenerating
Johanna Merry LGBTQI+ and Inclusiveness
Stefan Gillow Reynolds Medjugorje – the Church takes a Pastoral Response
Catherine McCormack Who we think we are – Discerning the Identity of the Diocesan Advisor
Patrick H. Daly Ambassadors for Christ: A Model for the Priest in the Contemporary Church
Margaret Naughton ‘Standing in a Transitional Space’: Healthcare Chaplaincy in an Evolving World
Sean O’Conaill Salvation, Honour and Shame
Noel O’Sullivan Homilies for December (C)
New Books
Jonathan W. Chappell Aspects of Truth
John-Paul Sheridan The Path Least Taken
Kevin O’Gorman, SMA Voices from the Desert / Celtic Saints and Animal Stories
Luke Macnamara, OSB The Deep End
Liam Bergin A Priestly Pilgrimage
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The Furrow Trust invites applications for the job of Office Administrator

(see below for details)

Closing date for applications 1 November 2021

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Location – Maynooth though some Working from Home may be facilitated as necessary

Holidays – 20 days plus any College Closures, i.e. Christmas

Pension- Access to PRSA

Salary Scale – €27,754 - €40,594 (11 points) Commensurate with experience

October 2021

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Mary T. Brien, PBVM Diverse Cultural Contexts: The Weaving of Identity
Stefan Reynolds Three Modern Mystics: the Seed, the Hammer and the Cross. A Study of Edith Stein, Simone Weil and Etty Hillesum
Neil H. Ritchie Finding Meaning in the Priestly Life
Padraic Brennan Handshakes of God
Michael G Lawler / Todd A. Salzman Family: Become What You Are
V.J.McBrierty et al A New, wholly Secular, World Order?
Aideen Kinlen, RSCJ Homilies for November (B)
News & Views
Jackie Minnock The Christian Response to Migration
New Books
Suzanne Mulligan Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs
Kevin O’ Gorman, SMA The Way to Manresa
Philip Gonzales In Reasonable Hope: Philosophical Reflections on Ultimate Meaning
Reg Naulty A Contemplative Christianity For Our Times
Luke Macnamara, OSB Dipping into Life: 40 Reflections for a Fragile Faith
Luke Macnamara, OSB The Oratory of Light
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