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RENEW

We put a lot of energy into the production of our periodical, Renew, which appears regularly four times a year in March, June, September and December...

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Equality as a Theological Principle within Roman Catholic Ecclesiology

By Thomas O'Loughlin

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As the Roman Catholic Church aspires ‘to embrace a synodal way’, some old questions about its ecclesial vision return...

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Women Deacons in the Catholic Church

A conversation with expert Catholic theologians and history scholars, Phyllis Zagano, Justin Taylor and Joe Grayland on women deacons in the Catholic...

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Bastille Day values
By Thomas O'Loughlin

How very Christian those revolutionary values of "liberté, egalité e fraternité"

Each year on July 14th when France celebrates...

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‘Giving’ or ‘Sharing’: how we think about the Eucharist
By Thomas O’Loughlin

In everyday life, our experience tells us – unconsciously – when it is appropriate to use the verb ‘to give’ and when...

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Human Authenticity: A Value at the Eucharist?
By Thomas O’Loughlin

We like to think of the realm of religion as a place of authenticity: here we do not pretend, here we are far from the make-belief...

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We are Catholics who try to base our lives on Gospel values and care about the Church's continuity and for its influence in the world.

We are concerned...

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CCC members are automatically Friends of the People of God Trust.  By donating to the Trust you will receive quarterly editions of Renew and news by...

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Our dinner tables: the Christian new normal

Rediscovering the truly sacred spaces in the great Christian act of praise and thanksgiving

By Thomas O'Loughlin

In the world's wealthier countries...

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Flashes of Insight Let's Talk Liturgy - 1

Flashes of Insight Let's Talk Liturgy Can you send an apple by email? - Episode One

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We are above all a community

by Ray Lyons

I’ve never celebrated a ‘private mass’, or made a ‘spiritual communion’; to my mind, both are oxymorons, for ‘where two or three...

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Lockdown: the Holy Saturday experience

by Thomas O’Loughlin

This year millions of us are locked in our homes. We are not going out to work, not going out to play, going nowhere to socialise...

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Celebrating Holy Thursday locked down at Home

by Thomas O’Loughlin

One of the skills that is not well developed among ordinary Catholics is that of taking a lead in a liturgical act: that is an...

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Celebrating Good Friday locked down at Home

by Thomas O’Loughlin

Christianity – because of its use of the image of the cross – is often presented as a cult of death. Many Christians have...

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Fr James Alison invites us to an experiment

James has created 'Praying Eucharistically', a website enabling celebration of the Eucharist in these times of isolation. He says

Many Christians of...

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Praying at Home during this Coronavirus Holy Week

by Thomas O’Loughlin

You can divide religions into those that are most at home in the large public space and those which are most at home in the domestic...

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A Home Liturgy for Palm Sunday 2020

If you have a garden and can get some greenery, then get enough to give a piece to each person in isolation with you.If you cannot cut some greenery but...

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The Table

Professor Tom O'Loughlin has sent us something to reflect upon during this time of 'retreat'.

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  • to encourage sharing of responsibility while supporting individuals and small Christian groups
  • to watch and comment on the workings of the Church, urging it to change internally in its structures and attitudes, and in its service to the world, particularly the poor and the oppressed and to ALL God's creation.
  • to strive for honesty, justice and integrity in the Church, to enable it to present the Gospel more effectively in the modern world.
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