By Default admin account on 14-Dec-09 01:55What on earth is ’theodicity’? My grandmother used to commend “the patience of Job’”. And now, arrived at her age, I still puzzle over the suffering of the innocent, since they continue to suffer today, as much as ever they did. Job suffered tremendously and even more, because his so-called friends judged him.
By Default admin account on 14-Dec-09 01:53Luke in his narrative resembles a visual artist. He helps us to see. His canvas is broad and pastoral and inclusive. Jesus is introduced in Luke’s Gospel as a prophet who has come to heal a blurred vision: to open the eyes of the blind (4:18). As a prophet, he fulfils his mission by bringing his disciples and followers to a new clarity of vision...
By Default admin account on 14-Dec-09 01:49There is a dedicated group of religious, male and female –but mostly female, who meet around the CORI Justice Desk in Dublin a couple of times a year. In September, one of our number, Frank Monks MI gave us an excellent paper on the theme of: ‘Healthcare, Justice and Spirituality’. With his permission I am...
By Default admin account on 14-Dec-09 01:45Even people with little power can change the world. We saw this happen in 1984 when some staff from Dunnes Stores left their jobs for the cold, wind and rain of Henry St. They had refused to handle South African fruit, because of the apartheid policies there at the time. This small demonstration captured imaginations ‘round the world...
By Default admin account on 14-Dec-09 01:41The Blackrock campus of UCD has a high gable-alcove dedicated to the memory of young people who died, while they were part of the college community. Under a list of names a grey granite slab has the words ‘Carraig na Cuimhne’ engraved on it. And stone can hold memories even when they are stone-hard.
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