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What Happened to Fr Se n Fagan

Author : Angela Hanley
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What happens when theologians are asked to obey rather than discover? Where is the justice in a Church that deploys harsher punishments to those who mention ordaining women than to those involved in child abuse?Marist priest and theologian Fr Seán Fagan was widely admired and respected as a courageous and compassionate pastor. For many years he was critical of rigid stances by the Vatican on issues of conscience and sexual morality.In 1997, he published the book Does Morality Change?, which was denounced by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) as not in keeping with Church teaching. In 2008, the CDF reacted out of all proportion to one of Seán's letters that was printed in The Irish Times, and two years later he was informed that he would be laicised should he publish anything the CDF considered contrary to Church teaching, and should he disclose this censure to the media. If he failed to obey, he would be dismissed from religious life, a punishment that would have rendered him homeless.He expressed a wish to his close friend Angela Hanley that when he died she ought to "spill the beans in public on what really went on, to shame our sinful church in the hope that it might prevent further repetitions." This book is a fulfillment of that wish and is Seán's opportunity to have his side of the story told.

What Happened to Sin

Author : Sean Fagan
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A provocative look at the issue of birth control.

The Fall and the Ascent of Man

Author : Joseph Fitzpatrick
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In this groundbreaking work, Joseph Fitzpatrick challenges the traditional interpretation of chapter three of Genesis: the story of Adam and Eve in Eden. Fitzpatrick claims that this story is actually a symbolic tale about the ascent of a hominid couple to full human consciousness.


Author : Larry Writer
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Frank 'Bumper' Farrell was the roughest, toughest street cop and leader of a vice squad Australia has ever seen. Strong as a bull, with cauliflowered ears and fists like hams, Bumper's beat from 1938 to 1976 was the most lawless in the land - the mean streets of Kings Cross and inner Sydney. His adversaries were such notorious criminals as Abe Saffron, Lennie McPherson, Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh and their gangs as well as the hooligans, sly groggers, SP bookies, pimps and spivs. Criminals knew just where they stood: he would catch them, he would hurt them, and then he would lock them away. He was a legendary Rugby League player for Newtown, and represented Australia against England and New Zealand. Here's Bumper Farrell in brutal, passionate and hilarious action . . . saving Ita Buttrose from a stalker, sparking a national scandal when accused of biting off a rival player's ear, beating Lennie McPherson so severely the hard man cried, single-handedly fighting a mob of gangsters in Kings Cross and winning, terrorising the hoons who harassed the prostitutes in the brothel lanes by driving over the top of them, commandeering the police launch to take him home to his beach home, diving overboard in full uniform and catching a wave to shore dispensing kindness and charity to the poor. Bumper Farrell: lawman, sportsman, larrikin . . . legend.

A Bad Bad Thing

Author : Elena Forbes
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'An ending that will leave readers breathless and eager for more' Booklist 'A master at complex plots' Globe and Mail After a police operation ends in catastrophe, DCI Eve West is suspended. She faces expulsion from the force, until John Duran – a violent criminal Eve incarcerated herself and who is still serving his sentence – offers his help to clear her name. But nothing comes for free. Convinced there has been a miscarriage of justice, he wants Eve to help free a fellow prisoner convicted of murder. With her job at stake, Eve is forced to do his bidding. But as the investigation grows darker, she finds her personal life is linked to the case, and Duran knows too much . . .

Sacrifice Unveiled

Author : Robert J. Daly
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Most ideas of sacrifice, even specifically Christian ideas, as we saw in the Reformation controversies, have something to do with deprivation or destruction. But this is not authentic Christian sacrifice. Authentic Christian sacrifice, and ultimately all true sacrifice (whether one is conscious of it or not) begins with the self-offering of the Father in the gift-sending of the Son, continues with the loving "response" of the Son, in his humanity, and in the Spirit, to the Father and for us, and finally, begins to become real in our world when human beings, in the power of the same Spirit that was in Jesus, respond to love with love, and thus begin to enter into that perfectly loving, totally self-giving relationship that is the life of the triune God. The origins of this are in the Hebrew Bible, its revelatory high-points in Jesus and Paul, and its working out in the life of the Church, especially its Eucharistic Prayers. Special attention will be paid to the atonement, not just because atonement and sacrifice are often synonymous, but also because traditional atonement theology is the source of distortions that continue to plague Christian thinking about sacrifice. After exploring the possibility of finding a phenomenology of sacrificial atonement in Girardian mimetic theory, the book will end with some suggestions on how to communicate its findings to people likely to be put off from the outset by the negative connotations associated with "sacrifice."

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Does Morality Change

Author : Seán Fagan
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Does Morality Change? examines the subject of morality and conscience, and discusses how basic moral tenets do not change from one generation to the other, although interpretation of moral matters changes in light of new scientific and medical knowledge and social developments.

Quench Not the Spirit

Author : Angela Hanley
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These essays look at the Catholic Church in the modern world and the success of the Second Vatican Council.


Author : Uinseann MacEoin
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