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Infinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality Of Ronald Rolheiser, Michael W. Higgins Aug 2014

Infinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality Of Ronald Rolheiser, Michael W. Higgins

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

Ronald Rolheiser, president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas (but a native of the Saskatchewan prairie), is one of the most popular Catholic spiritual writers and syndicated columnists at work today.

What some critics see as Rolheiser’s complacency, his supposedly uncritical embrace of modern secular society, is actually borne of his remarkable faith and confidence in God’s abiding presence and care. Like the philosopher Charles Taylor, a fellow Canadian and Catholic, Rolheiser is keenly aware that modern liberal values such as tolerance and benevolence, and especially respect for individual dignity and freedom, have deep ...


Prophet Of The Electric Age: Marshall Mcluhan’S Post-Curial Catholicism, Michael W. Higgins Oct 2011

Prophet Of The Electric Age: Marshall Mcluhan’S Post-Curial Catholicism, Michael W. Higgins

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

The author explores the Catholicism of Herbert Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian literary scholar and communications theorist. The author notes that McLuhan's Catholicism seldom surfaces in the writings of his biographers. Higgins believes McLuhan's Catholicisim deserves a fuller exploration since faith was profoundly constitutive in his life and thought. The author also claims that McLuhan's reasons for conversion differentiated him from the conventional intellectual.


"Who Would Believe What We Have Heard?": Christian Spirituality And Images From The Passion In Religious Art Of New Spain, June-Ann Greeley Jan 2009

"Who Would Believe What We Have Heard?": Christian Spirituality And Images From The Passion In Religious Art Of New Spain, June-Ann Greeley

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

The colonial art of New Spain/Mexico provides the viewer with a locus of examination into the robust Christianity that emerged over time out of a native spirituality newly laden with the contours and images from the Old World theology of late medieval/early Catholic Reformation Spain. Franciscan and especially Jesuit missionaries, impelled by a devotional zealotry, championed an apocalyptic vision of hope and suff ering that was well suited for artistic expression. Religious art, whether or not patronized by European colonizers, became an instrument for the missionaries to teach and for the native artists to interrogate religious doctrine, and ...


A Secure Border: In Canada Religion & Politics Don't Mix, Michael W. Higgins Nov 2008

A Secure Border: In Canada Religion & Politics Don't Mix, Michael W. Higgins

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

The article focuses on the separation of religion and politics in Canada. It cites that Canadian politicians are collectively nervous about introducing religious issues in the political arena. It notes that reelected Prime Minister Stephen Harper has an affirmed intellectual attachment to religion. It states that religion, particularly Catholicism, surfaced at several points during the election, around the editorial table, or in caucus.


Vatican Ii: The Continuing Agenda, Anthony J. Cernera, Ed. Jan 1997

Vatican Ii: The Continuing Agenda, Anthony J. Cernera, Ed.

Sacred Heart University Press Books

The essays in this collection examine the spirit of Vatican II at work during a period of rapid changes and profound transitions within the global community.


An Introduction To World Missions (Book Review), Wayne A. Detzler Jan 1995

An Introduction To World Missions (Book Review), Wayne A. Detzler

History Faculty Publications

Book Review by Wayne A. Detzler:

Tallman, J. Raymond. An Introduction to World Missions. Chicago: Moody, 1989.


Some Jewish Reflections On The Splendor Of Truth, Jack Bemporad Jan 1995

Some Jewish Reflections On The Splendor Of Truth, Jack Bemporad

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

Pope John Paul's encyclical deals with themes of utmost concern to all of us. It confronts many of the questions of ethics and morality that address the ethical malaise pervading our contemporary society and is a profound analysis and evaluation of modernity offering a significant and comprehensive alternative. As such it not only concerns the faithful among the Catholic Church but also all individuals concerned with ethical questions.

The lessons it depicts and the doctrines it sets forth are meant as a guide to all individuals who are concerned with what makes for true satisfaction and an abiding good ...