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Understanding Christian Morality


In July last year (2017) I was present in Kiltegan on the sad occasion of the wake of renowned Irish moral theologian Vincent MacNamara. He was a priest of St Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow and had made an outstanding contribution to the Irish and international Catholic Church by his writing and lecturing over many years in numerous publications and in many colleges and lecture halls, supplemented by his work as editor (with Enda McDonagh) of notable volumes gathering the work of Irish moral theologians over the last 50 years. He was also well known as a retreat-giver of note.
It was his work in moral theology, however, that appealed most to me and informed and  influenced my efforts to understand the Christian moral life and write some articles about it.