Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth is the National Seminary for Ireland as well as a Pontifical University with faculties of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law.
'Having Life in His Name'
Thursday 24th November at 7.30 p.m. in Pugin Hall
Veritas invites you to the launch of 'Having Life in His Name'. This book was edited by Rev Professors' Brendan Leahy and Seamus O'Connell and will be launched by Monsignor Hugh Connolly.
'Ecclesial Movements and Communities'
Reverend Professor Brendan Leahy
People on the lookout for trends in the Catholic Church will be very happy to discover Reverend Professor Brendan Leahy's Ecclesial Movements and Communities. His overview of their rise and development over the last 50 years captures the unique qualities of Charismatic Renewal, Communion and Liberation, Cursillo, Focolare, L'Arche, Legion of Mary, the Neocatechumenal Way, Regnum Christi, Sant'Egidio, and others.
Professor Leahy presents the movements as examples of the Church's charismatic dimension, a principle which Pope John Paul II described as co-essential with the hierarchical-institutional dimension. Capturing the ecclesial maturity that exists in many of the movements, he addresses specific questions, like: How the movements express and/or renew charisms;
how the movements fit in the context of Apostolic Succession (including the role of priests); movements and the parish and canonical challenges.
“The Holy Spirit is sort of the Harry Houdini of divinity, forever busting loose in seemingly impossible ways. In the Catholic Church, the “new movements” are the most remarkable recent example – an unplanned and dynamic form of life that's erupted in an age when secularization, scandal, and the weight of history is often a recipe for decline. Professor Leahy provides a concise yet theologically profound reading of this great escape act by the Spirit, one that's especially commendable for being neither cynical nor overly romantic" - John L. Allen Jr, Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and author of The Future Church (Doubleday, 2009)
Ecclesial Movements and Communities is published in the United States by New City Press.
Edited by Reverend Brendan McConvery
Last year, the College hosted a conference on ‘The Witness of John Calvin and Ignatius Loyola’ to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformer’s birth. The conference papers from Presbyterian and Roman Catholic academics have recently appeared in a volume edited by Rev Brendan McConvery CSsR.
Contributors to this volume from the Saint Patrick’s College community include Professor Salvador Ryan, Rev Brendan McConvery, Rev Professor Liam Tracey, and Rev Laurence Murphy SJ.
Rev Brendan McConvery is a priest-member of the Redemptorist Congregation. Born in Belfast, he studied Arts and Philosophy at University College and at the Redemptorist House of Studies, Galway, Theology at the Holy Ghost Missionary College, Dublin. He taught English and French at St Clement’s College, Limerick. After post-graduate studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome and at the École Biblique in Jerusalem, he taught scripture at the Holy Ghost Missionary College, Dublin and several other Dublin centres of theology. He has taught Sacred Scripture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, since 1993, with a concentration in the area of Old Testament.
Living in Union with Christ In Today's World is published in Ireland by Veritas.
Launch of the Maynooth Theological Journal (MTJ). 28th April 2011
The first edition of the new Maynooth Theological Journal was launched in Maynooth College.
This annual journal will provide a scholarly forum for the students of St Patrick’s College at undergraduate and post-graduate level, to share their theological work and research interests.
Editor: Johathan Burroughs
Notes for Contributors
Reverend Professor Brendan Leahy
'Pope John Paul II was a man who let himself be shaped by the two great commandments: love of God with allyour heart, soul and mind, and love of your neighbour as yourself... So many wonderful things happended around him, through his life, ministry and teaching.'
Believe in Love paints the rich landscape of John Paul II's formative influences, his theological and philosophical foundations and his personal thoughts. Reflecting his belief that we need to link our notion of God with our understanding of what it is to be humen, it offers an accessible insight into his teachings on a wide range of subjects - including dialogue, young people, families, artists, work, forgiveness, and the elderly - and provides the perfect starting point for discussion in a faith-sharing group or for individual daily reflection.
Rev Brendan Leahy is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth. He is a von Balthasar scholar and ecumenist, and has published books and articles on topics such as John Paul II, the Marian profile of the Church, issues facing the Church in the twenty-first century, the ecclesial movements of the Church, interreligious dialogue and the Priesthood.
Believe in Love is published in Ireland by Veritas, and in the United States by New City Press.
The Furrow is a monthly journal for the contemporary Church. It enjoys an international reputation as a courageous and impartial forum for discussing the challenges facing the Church today and of the resources available to meet them. The Furrow was founded in 1950 at Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth by the late J G McGarry, a Professor in the College, and it continues as a vibrant voice for renewal of the Church across the world. The editor is Ronan Drury.
Over nearly sixty years, its contributors include:
The Irish Theological Quarterly is a refereed journal of systematic, moral, and historical theology, and of sacred scripture, founded in the Pontifical University at Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth. It is committed to the advancement of constructive and critical scholarship in these areas and welcomes to its pages theologians from the international forum. Whereas its primary emphasis is on classical and contemporary theological issues, it also invites contributions from ancillary disciplines, such as philosophy, classical studies, and the social sciences, inasmuch as they have a direct bearing on theological reflection. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the ITQ aims to be a place of discussion that is informed by this tradition, but it encourages equally an ecumenical and interfaith exchange in its presentations. The editor is Michael A Conway.
The ITQ features:
Intercom is a pastoral and liturgical resource magazine published by Veritas Group, an agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Commission on Communications. There are ten issues per year, including double issues for July-August and December-January. Correspondence for the editorial board should be sent to the Chairperson, c/o Columba Centre, Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co Kildare. The editor is Francis Cousins.
The Kalendarium is an annual publication of Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth, aimed at students, prospective students and seminarians providing information on the Seminary and the Pontifical University for the current year. Student oriented, it outlines academic courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma level in the faculties of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law of the Pontifical University. It also provides a record of students, ordinations and orders in the Seminary. This year the editor is Louise Hennessy, with the help of previous editor Dominic McNamara.
The Maynooth Theological Journal (MTJ) is a biannual journal that provides a scholarly forum for undergraduate and postgraduate students to share their theological work and research interests. This journal, which was founded in 2010, originates from the difficulties that students may experience in attempting to bring their academic work to a wider audience. This refereed journal, which is a companion to the Irish Theological Quarterly, acts as a forum for students to develop their theological studies. The MTJ aims to equip students with the requisite skills for future publication in more established academic journals. The Editor is Jonathan Burroughs.
is a refereed history sources journal, published annually by Saint Patrick's College and the department
of modern history, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. It is the official organ of the Catholic Record Society,
founded in 1911. The first issue of Archivium Hibernicum appeared
in 1912, edited by James MacCaffrey (1875-1935), professor of ecclesiastical
history in Saint Patrick's College Maynooth. Since 1973 it has incorporated
the proceedings of the Irish Catholic Historical Committee and since
2001 it has published archival material produced by the Irish in
Europe Project in the department of modern history, NUI Maynooth.