Praying for England
Priestly Presence in Contemporary Culture
Edited by Samuel Wells and Sarah Coakley
Continuum, $29.95, 208 pp.
Five years ago, Diarmuid Martin, the archbishop of Dublin and a certified friend of Bono, said that Irish Catholicism had “to move from being a doing church to being a listening church.” He continued, “We must never be obsessed with doing...” for “there must always be an element of abandonment in our activities, of seeking first the kingdom.” Noting that the Irish church was renowned worldwide for its schools, missions, and works of mercy, he recalled that the...
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