`Pope John Paul II was a man who let himself be shaped by the two great commandments: love of God with all your heart, soul and mind, and love of your neighbour as yourself ... So many wonderful things happened around him through his life, ministry and teaching: Believe in Love paints the rich landscape of John Paul IIs formative influences, his theological and philosophical foundations and his personal thoughts.
Irish philosopher and priest Dr Brendan Purcell has spent years endeavouring to unravel what makes us human, investigating the mystery of human origins and exploring the drama of human existence. In this work written in his honour, the contributors offer their own valuable insights into the human voyage of self-discovery.
This volume takes its cue from the theme of the International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Dublin in June 2012, ‘Communion with Christ and with one another’. In almost eighty short articles, a host of leading scholars from the worlds of history, liturgy, theology, philosophy, art history and Celtic Studies reflect upon aspects of the history of the Christian tradition in Ireland from the fifth to the twenty-first century, with a special emphasis on the relationship between the Irish people and the Eucharist.
Treasures of Irish Christianity was published to great acclaim in the summer of 2012. This second volume offers readers further scholarly yet readily-accessible short articles on a vast array of treasures from the Irish Christian tradition, with a focus on the Irish and their relationship with the Word.
Drawing its title from the end of the Gospel according to John – ‘that we might have life in his name’ (Jn 20:31) – this book explores many and varied aspects of the new life that opened up in the event of Jesus Christ. The editors, both professors at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, have gathered contributions for renowned scholars who believe the Christian life is one of faith and reason.
‘Everything in Him speaks of mercy. Nothing in Him is devoid of compassion.’
- Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus
In Graced Horizons: A Journey through Mercy, Bishop Brendan Leahy explores the many facets of mercy as illustrated not only in scripture, but in the writings and ‘concrete deeds’ of luminaries through the entire course of Christian history.
When he spoke to the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who gathered in Kraków for World Youth Day 2016, Pope Francis pointed out to young people the dangers of apathy and materialism, inviting them to leave a mark on history by being pro-active in following Jesus, transforming our broken world. In Dear Young Friends, Bishop Brendan Leahy introduces talks, conversations and dialogues that Pope Francis has had with young people, both at that event and on various other occasions since taking office.
Brendan Leahy is the current Bishop of Limerick. From 2006 until 2013 he served as Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University and National Seminary in St Patrick’s College in Maynooth. He has written many articles and books on themes such as: peace and forgiveness; faith questions; ecumenism; and spirituality. His works for Veritas include Graced Horizons: A Journey through Mercy and The Human Voyage of Self-Discovery: Essays in Honour of Brendan Purcell.
The Second Vatican Council saw the Catholic Church respond to the challenges and opportunities it faced in the late twentieth century with a renewed sense of vigour and purpose. Some fifty years since this landmark event, Bishop Brendan Leahy considers the council's continued relevance for Christians today, with particular emphasis on its `vision of renewal'.