- Written by Thomas O'Loughlin
Eating Together, Becoming One: Taking Up Pope Francis's Call to Theologians
A new Book by Thomas O'Loughlin, ACTA’s national theological consultant
In November 2015, Pope Francis called on theologians to explore whether normal Catholic practice should be changed to allow Christians, belonging to other churches, to share fully at the table when they take part in a Eucharist celebrated by Catholics. Thomas O’Loughlin provides his contribution to that challenge in this volume. He argues that the various ways of thinking about what we are doing in the liturgy should lead us to see intercommunion as enhancing our participation in the mystery of the Church and the mystery we celebrate.
Thomas O’Loughlin is professor of historical theology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He uses the tools of the historian to look afresh at how we ask and answer theological problems. O’Loughlin was elected president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain in 2016. He is the author of The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy: Why Good Liturgy Matters and Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in Liturgy Today, both from Liturgical Press.
- Written by Chris McDonnell
When the mist clears: 20 – 20 Vision
Chris McDonnell CT January 10 2020
Every so often we are advised to have our eyes checked at the local opticians. Our sight is precious. With good, clear sight we are often said to have 20-20 vision. This New Year matches that tag. What sort of vision have we got for the coming months of 2020? Our decorations have been put away for another year, the crib figures are put back in their box for safe keeping. The tinsel and treasures are returned to the loft. Some of you may have seen the contribution made this year by Bansky, a western Graffiti street artist. Little is known about him, apart from his stunning work. Every so often a new piece appears. His latest offering – his take on a nativity scene – was unveiled before Christmas at a hotel in Bethlehem.
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