Ignatian Insight

Protecting health workers against Ebola infection

Jesuits' response to 'one of the most lethal diseases in human history'

BY GClapson

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 16:04

Fr Paterne Mombé SJ of AJAN on the Jesuits' response to Ebola

Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro

Godtalk: Being friends with Christ

BY PKnott

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:35

As Pope Benedict XVI reminded us, being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice, but an encounter with a person. Pope Francis continues on this theme, particularly in Evangelii Gaudium, where he tells us that all of our evangelising efforts have to be founded on the Joy of the Gospel, on the joy of knowing the person of Jesus Christ. Peter Knott SJ explores the nature of our relationship with Christ, the relationship which should be the foundation of all our other relationships.

Man praying

Godtalk: Help to Self-Understanding

BY PKnott

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 18:29

We can often feel quite lost, restless, and isolated. Rather than think of this as unnatural, as if there's something wrong with us, Peter Knott SJ suggests it might show us that we have a healthier spiritual life than we think.

Helping the Homeless

Godtalk: Attracting People to Christ

BY PKnott

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:06

Goodness is the fruit of the love shown by God when he created humankind; Christians don't have a monopoly of goodness. This is key to our evangelisation - our evangelisation will have a much greater chance of success if we can draw others to Christ through their admiration of the sensitivity, understanding and admiration we show for them, rather than by condemnation of the very world in which they, as individual non-Christians, lead lives of what is often sheer human goodness.

Patient with anaesthetist

Labour in the Lord's vineyard

BY JHellings

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 15:34

As we celebrate the harvest, Paul O'Reilly SJ uses the example of a failing hospital to show how stretching ourselves to use our talents can bring great joy.

Smiling Man

Godtalk: Surprised by Joy

BY PKnott

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 19:20

The Gospels are full of references to joy in everyday situations. However, we think of joy as something separate and special from everyday life - parties, weekends, and holidays. But joy cannot be forced - and in fact only really comes about when we actively try to create joy for others.

Dominican Friar praying the Rosary

Godtalk: Chastity is about love

BY PKnott

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 16:44

We can often think that chastity is a vow which curtails possible loving experience, without exploring what kinds of loving experiences can be made possible by taking a vow of celibacy. Rather than limiting our ability to love others, these states of life open up the possibility of loving other people more radically than other forms of life.

Zacchaeus in his tree, by Maria Laughlin

Godtalk: Bringing out the Best in People

BY PKnott

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:31

Jesus had been able to bring the best out of people, like Peter who became the first Pope, like Zacchaus who became a generous philanthropist, like a narrow minded nationalist, Saul, who became Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. Jesus shows us how we can try and see the best in people, when our natural tendency is to see the worst.

Police and Dog in stand off with Ferguson protestors

Death in Ferguson

BY Ruth

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:25

In light of recent events in Ferguson, Fr Frank Turner SJ gives us some insight into the situation many young black Americans face today.

Called to be builders of the Kingdom of God

BY Ruth

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 19:36

This Sunday 14 September is Racial Justice Sunday, Tim Byron SJ reminds us that we are called to be builders of the Kingdom of God.


Subscribe to Ignatian Insight