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“Song of Songs” and the crisis of celibacy

Anthony Egan SJ recently gave a series of lectures on Old Testament literature and became intrigued by the sexualised language of Song...

‘In the Closet of the Vatican’ — the impact of a book on the Catholic Church today

A recent book touting homosexuality among senior clergy in the Catholic Church by French author Frédéric Martel has provoked a mixed reception. Anthony Egan SJ shares the power that he believes such a book could have for the scandal-plagued Catholic Church, today.

Zero-tolerance, frank talk on sexuality and power is needed at Vatican abuse summit

Despicable abuses of sex and power by clergy surface widely at this time. To address this scourge, Pope Francis has ordered 100 of the world’s bishops to come to the Vatican for a summit on sexual abuse, from 21-24 February 2019. For Anthony Egan SJ, a priest and moral theologian, bishops will need to commit themselves to a policy of "zero-tolerance" and “to re-examine sexuality, gender and power” within the Church, if they are to retain any credibility.

What Steve Biko can teach the Church in crisis today

Steve Biko was an anti-apartheid activist brutally murdered while in police custody in September forty-one years ago. Few would know that he also held...

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