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Great Dominicans: Blessed Mary Mancini of Pisa

Friday, May 13, 2016

If you were told of someone, aged twenty-five, twice-widowed, who had lost all seven of her children before their teenage years, you wouldn’t begrudge them seeking to hold on to what little they still had left. But holiness often confounds our expectations, and Blessed Mary Mancini’s life (1355-1431) is a case in point.

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St Catherine of Siena and the Future of Europe

Friday, April 29, 2016

I was recently invited to contribute an article to the online journal of the Jesuits, Thinking Faith, on the topic of St Catherine of Siena and the future of Europe. You can access the article here Read more

St Catherine of Siena

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Whilst I was browsing the theology shelves of a local bookstore a few weeks ago, a title in the feminist theology section caught my eye: The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology by Matthew Levering. This is not a book calling for a feminist revolution in theology, but rather one acknowledging the substantial contribution that women have already made to Catholic theology - so substantial that what Levering has done, in this succinct and excellent book, is to explain the basic tenets of Catholic theology, using solely female saints and theologians for explanation and elaboration. Read more

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