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December 2017

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Michael G. Olden
Ronan Drury Editor of The Furrow, 1977-2017
Patrick H. Daly
The European Union and Generational Transition
Pádraig McCarthy The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Oireachtas Committee on The Eighth Amendment
Jackie Minnock

Voices That Challenge
David Harold-Barry, SJ
A Toledo Dungeon Is the Irish Church in a ‘Dark Night’?
Pat Courtney

There is Another Road
Aidan Ryan
At the end of an era
Charlie O’Gorman
Homilies for January (B)
News and Views
Michael Ringrose
The Voice Within
+Eamon Martin
Sacred Music
New Books
Joe McDonald
To Love and be Loved
Stephen Wilson

Let Advent be Advent
Gerard Fitzgerald
Shortish Homilies for 2017/18 Year B: Parts 1 and 2
Willie Reynolds, SJ

The Pilgrim’s Story
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November 2017

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Michael G. Lawler & Todd A. Salzman
Pope Francis and His Predecessors – A Remarkable and Unremarked
Continuity

Enda McDonaghLetter to a Friend – Remembering Vincent MacNamara
Bill Cosgrave Understanding Spirituality Today
Liam Bergin
Translations Matter – On Pope Francis’s Magnum principium
Barry O’Sullivan Giving People the Confidence to have Difficult Conversations
Michael Duignan
The Permanent Diaconate – A Time to Take Stock
Peter Burns
Homilies for December (B)
News and Views
Tom Grufferty October 2017 edition of The Furrow
Hugh O’Donnell, SDBThe Season of Creation: A Poor Relation?
New Books
Eleanor Cunney
Death and the Irish
Kevin O’Gorman, SMA

Essential Writings/Prayer Seeds
Shorter Notice
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October 2017

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Kieran Waldron Canon Gerry McGarry Founder-Editor of The Furrow 1950
+Brendan Leahy Commemorating the Reformation – Five Ecumenical Imperatives
Declan MarmionFrom Foe to Friend – Martin Luther’s Legacy
Éamonn Fitzgibbon
Together on the Way – Pope Francis and Synodality
Donal LinehanFrom Human to Spiritual – Making the Connections
Dermot A. Lane
A Pastor looks Back and Forward
Thomas O’Loughlin
Facing the Lord’s Table – Sacred Space and our Space
Gearóid Dullea
Homilies for November (A)
News and Views
Catherine McCann
Bringing under-nourished people back to a more alive faith
ACP and Liturgical Translations
New Books
John-Paul Sheridan
Our Merciful God
Kieran Waldron
A History of Balally Parish and the Community
John-Paul Sheridan
Jesus of Nazareth – A Person Like Us?
Aidan Ryan
When you can’t pray
Salvador Ryan
Stepinac: His Life and Times Frank Regan
Moira Bergin
Hymns for all Seasons
Vicky Cosstick
Reflexive Supervisions
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September 2017

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Tanya Jones Heart, Hands and Voice – living out Laudato Si’
Michael A. Conway Faith-life, Church, and Institution
Anne Thurston Vermeer and the Art of Stillness
Gerard GallagherMillennial Matters – Reconnecting the Disconnected
Paul Clayton-LeaHomilies for October (A)
Chronicle
Michael SpenceFalling in Love
Featured Review
Brendan HobanThe Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism
New Books
Oliver McQuillanThe Opal and the Pearl
Bridget Jones
Nano Nagle and an Evolving Charism
Billy Swan
Doves in Crimson Fields
Michael ConwayEva’s Journey
Frank ReganShorter Notice
Association of Catholic PriestsPermanent Lay Diaconate
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July/August 2017

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Hugh Lagan Listening to Hear
Seán O’ConaillFaith Formation and Fear of Shame
Brendan Hoban A Letter to Dominic Meehan and Others
Kevin Mullan Footprints and Fingermarks
Martin KellyMusings of an Ageing Priest
Michael McGrath Homilies for August (A)
Michael Collins Homilies for September (A)
News and Views
Maria Moran"New Beginnings and Painful Endings"
Maria Moran"New Beginnings and Painful Endings"
Liam Bergin

Words Matter
Featured Review
Michael A Conway Croagh Patrick
Michael A Conway Croagh Patrick
New Books
La Flynn Why Not? – How to bring the liturgy about
Anne Thurston
Shouldering the Lamb
Anne Thurston
Shouldering the Lamb
John B. Morgan Blessed John Sullivan, SJ
Ronan M. Sheehan The Church Cannot Remain Silent
Dominic Meehan The Stations of the Cross/The Cross of Addiction
Chris Quinn The Living Flame of Love
Bill Tinley The Other Now/Bloom/Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku/A Tug of Blue
Frank Regan A Harvey Cox Reader
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June 2017

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Noel O’Sullivan
I Believe in God – Receiving the Word
Gabriel Daly, OSA

Creation: A Meditation
Kevin Egan / Cora Lambert
Trauma in the Church – Naming the Symptoms
Dominic Meehan
Letter to Brendan Hoban
Eamonn Conway
Why Faith Schools Matter and the Challenges of Divestment
Daniel O’Connell

A Sleight of Hand – Removal of Religious Education from the Primary School Curriculum
Niall Ahern
Homilies for July (A)
New Books
Thomas O’Connor
The Catholic Church and the Campaign for Emancipation
in Ireland and England
Bill Tinley

Once We Sang like Other Men
Niall Ahern
Maynooth College Chapel
Michael Conway
The Happiness Habit
Michael Conway


A Road to Rome
Shorter Notices
Index
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May 2017

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Gerry O’Hanlon, SJ Ireland and the Quiet Revolution in the Catholic Church
Michael A. Conway
New Beginnings and Painful Endings
Robyn Reynolds
Bound to be Free! – Vowed religious life
Patrick H. DalyPope Francis and The European Union
Ronan Murtagh The Circular Economy – our ‘green’ bin
Charlie McDonnell

Homilies for June (A)
News and Views
+ Francis Bestion
The Ordination of Married Men
Pádraig McCarthy
We Drink from One Cup
Ignatius McQuillan
Old Age
Featured Review
Brian Cosgrove Keeping the Faith: Poetry and Belief
New Books
John Cummins
Graced Horizons
Martin Whelan
This Place Speaks to Me
Helena O’Donoghue, RSM
Waiting in Mindful Hope
Kevin O’ Gorman, SMA
Option for the Poor and for the Earth
Cáit O’Dwyer, RSM

Finding a Way Ahead!
Michael Conway


A Road to Rome
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April 2017

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Mark Patrick Hederman, OSB‘The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck’ – Reflections on Leadership
Pádraig McCarthy
Mother and Baby Homes
Harry Bohan
Family, Faith and Culture – Hopeful Signs
Hugh O’Donnell, SDB

A Blessing for Charlotte Rose
Hugh MacMahon, SSC
Salvation and the Irish Missionary Experience
Philip McParlandOur Contemporary Culture – Pastoral Challenges
Suzanne Mulligan

Homilies for May (A)
Chronicle
Paul J. O’Daly Annual Day for Artists and Architects, 2017
News and Views
Margaret Hickey

Admission to the Lord’s Table
Donal Dorr, SPS & Albert McDonnell
Lay-led Liturgies in Rural Parishes
Joe McVeigh

Deliver us from Evil
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March 2017

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Patrick Hannon



To Tell The Truth
Martin Delaney
Postcards From the Edge – Looking beyond a Priest-centred Irish Church
David Harold-Barry, SJ
Shelled Peanuts – a Church in Search of her Soul
Joe McDonald

Do We Dare Preach Jesus?
Séamus O’Connell
Saint Joseph and the Future of the Irish Church
Tony Walsh
Plain and Complex – the Old German Baptist Brethren
Vincent Sherlock

Homilies for April (A)
News and Views
Kevin T. Kelly
Islam comes to Ireland
Liam Hickey
Rejoicing in Repentance
Catherine McCann

‘I went into the Garden of Love’
Featured Review
Edward C. Sellner

Thomas Merton and the Celts
New Books
Liam Bergin
Jesus: an Historical Approximation
John Cullen
What We’re Afraid to Ask
Frank Regan

Biography of the Spirit
Luke Macnamara, OSB
The Spirit of Solesmes
Tony Draper
Gospel Reflections for Sundays A
John Paul Sheridan
Sacred Space
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February 2017

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Thomas O’Loughlin


We Drink from One Cup
Anne Thurston
Presenting a Child
Brendan Hoban
A Lost Tribe – priests at risk
John B. McCabe
‘An Only Daughter
Brendan Byrne, SJ
A Future for Religious Life?
Kevin O’Gorman, SMA

Mercy in the Year of Matthew
Tomás Surlis
Homilies for March (A)
New Books
Diarmuid O’Murchu

Mysticism and Narcissism
Vincent Sherlock
Lough Derg
Kevin O’Gorman SMA


To Know the Love of Christ
Eoin de Bháldraithe
My Chosen Instrument
Aidan Ryan
When You Can’t Pray

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