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El Greco depicts hell as an animal’s mouth (c 1570s)

How did we forget about hell?

Two theologians bear much of the blame, as a new book shows

Michelangelo's Last Judgment (CNS photo)

The drama of salvation is one in which we all play a part, whether we like it or not

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Photo: Mazur)
Bishop Mark Davies says the shortness of our lives should shape our priorities (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Shrewsbury encourages Catholics to regain a ‘perspective of eternity’

Pilgrims in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Madrid World Youth Day (Photo: PA)
Michelangelo's depiction of Isaiah in the Sistine Chapel

What drives your deepest desires?

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year: Isaiah 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7, 11 & 11-13; Lk 13:22-30

Bishop Kieran Conry pictured with Pope Benedict XVI in January

When it comes to evangelisation, the two of them seem to be heading in opposite directions

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year: Isa 66:10-14; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12 & 17-20