Towards a Synodal Church

  Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ   Issue 2102    25 January 2021

When we apply the term “synodality” to the Church, we do not intend to designate a more collaborative decision-making process that merely leads to choosing an option, deliberating on  a measure, or issuing an instruction. Rather, it is something that makes clear a fundamental aspect of ecclesial identity: its primary communal dimension, its essential evangelizing mission under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As an event of communion that originates in the mystery of the one and triune God, the Church manifests and realizes herself in gathering as the “people of God” that walk together. We could..


The Complete Works of Karl Rahner

“Rahner is dead, and soon his thought will also be buried.”[1] The first part of the sentence we quote is an observation, the second an error...

 Andreas R. Batlogg, SJ

‘The Great Wave’: The struggle between humans and nature

  Claudio Zonta SJ 27 January 2021

The Great Wave of Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, is one of the most famous Japanese works of art. It served as inspiration for Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Debussy’s orchestral work La Mer. It is a woodcut from 1830, belonging to a larger series, as evidenced by the title in Japanese, Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji / off Kanagawa /...