22Aug Another Beginning?

Brendan Hoban in the current edition of Studies gives an honest assessment of the current state of the Church in Ireland and says "that ongoing change is now a permanent reality for the Catholic Church". Brendan also posits a possible way forward based on the reality of the situation but reminds us that by rejecting the reality of change we are "by extension, rejecting the possibility of reshaping a different church."
Our thanks to the Editor of Studies, Bruce Bradley SJ, for permission to publish this article on our website.

22Aug 22 August, 2019. The Queenship of Mary

Our Church has a long tradition of honouring Mary in parallel to Jesus. As early as the fourth century Saint Ephrem used the term "Queen" in praise of Mary, and pope Pius XII established this feast at the close of the Marian Year 1955..