Devotions (23 April – 2 May 2014)
St. Ignatius of Loyola wrote, “We ought to praise not only the building and adornment of churches, but also the images and veneration of them according to what they represent. We should show our esteem for the relics of the saints by venerating them and praying to the saints. We should praise visits to Station Churches, pilgrimages, indulgences, jubilees, crusade insults, and the lighting of candles in churches.” For some, these devotions are the spiritual life-blood of the believing Church; for others they may seem simplistic or quaint. But in the spirit of our founder, we, too, seek to explore and understand the powerful role of devotions in the Church today.
- Devotions: Overcoming Our Embarrassments
- Sacred Heart/Divine Mercy: Different or the Same?
- A Call to “Pray Always” – The Liturgy of the Hours
- There's Something About Mary
- The Rosary: Sitting at the School of Mary
Aboriginal Justice (11–13 December 2013)
On the calender of the Catholic Church, the twelfth of December is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Given her importance to all native peoples around the world, some of our Ibo contributors have decided to launch a two-part series on Aboriginal justice.
What are the ways Christ promised to be with us? (29 November – 6 December 2013)
It occurred to the editors of Ibo that there was one basic question, so fundamental to the Christian life, that it demanded to be explored for greater profit of both ourselves and our faithful readers. Quite simply, the question was this: What are the ways Christ promised to be with us? Unless we know the primary ways of encountering the living God in the bracing reality of our lives, the faith risks becoming an abstraction at best, an ideology at worst. There are four privileged ways we know of in which Christ manifests himself to his people in the here-and-now:
- When We Are Gathered in His Name
- “For Realsies”: Jesus in the Eucharist
- Lonely Streets and Humble Shacks: Christ Awaits Us in the Poor
- Christ With Us in the Scriptures
Ignatian Spirituality (1–12 April 2013)
With the election of Pope Francis as the Bishop of Rome, questions about Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality surfaced in both religious and secular circles. In light of this, the contributors of Ibo et Non Redibo decided to launch a blog series on Ignatian spirituality. In six blog entries introduced some key principles by which Jesuits live, and explained how these insights may be useful to the Church and to the world.
- Praying Feelings: Ignatian Spirituality and The Discernment of Spirits
- The Greater Glory of God: the Jesuit Meaning of “Magis”
- Men and Women for Others
- I Do Care About Indifference
- Building the Kingdom: Striving for Depth and Creativity
- Thinking with the Church
The Second Vatican Council After Fifty Years (9–14 October 2012)
A ressourcement of the Council of ressourcement. On the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and the beginning of the Year of Faith, we offered an essay on each of the Council's dogmatic constitutions.
- Souls Strengthened in the Well-spring of Divine Revelation in Dei Verbum
- Unity of the Church in Lumen Gentium
- Sacrosanctum Concilium on the Liturgy
- Gaudium et Spes – The Church as a Sign of Hope in the World
Impressions from Venezuela (29 May – 30 July 2012)
Dispatches from Adam Hincks, S.J., during his summer in Venezuela.
- First Impressions and Reflections on Language
- The Transit of Venus and Other Things Astronomical
- Politics and Petrol Prices
- A Change of Scenery; Fe y Alegría
- Postlude: Tips on How to Host a Language Student
Reflections on Humanae Vitae (21–25 July 2012)
The papal encyclical Humanae Vitae has been both staunchly defended and heavily criticized. We provide some reflections on this document.
- Where is God in Our Struggles?
- My Struggle with the Encyclical on Human Life and Love
- The Marital Act Compared With Park Benches, Oak Trees and Eating
- An Analogy with Organic Food
Happiness on Trial (30 March – 12 April)
Artur Suski, S.J., distils his investigation of the philosophy of happiness into an accessible, two part essay.