A new publication by Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, which reflects on COVID-19: New Realities in Uncertain Times, seeks to map out the Church of the future.

The book’s content offers a variety of reflections, preceded with a foreword by Archbishop Eamon Martin, and these include perspectives from theology, scripture, philosophy, ethics, liturgy, pastoral, and canon law. The reader is asked how do we find God in a pandemic? How can parishes engage meaningfully with their parishioners in times of restrictions and lockdowns? And what might be the lasting effects be on Church life in the future?

The publication is a response to Archbishop Martin’s call to explore what the crisis is saying about the Church, its identity and mission, its relationship with the State, and about prayer and faith. It should be of interest to all those who wish to reflect on issues of faith and religious practice in times of COVID-19 either individually or as part of a parish pastoral reflection group.

Maynooth College Reflects on COVID-19: New Realities in Uncertain Times is edited by Rev Dr Jeremy Corley, Father Neil Xavier O’Donoghue and Professor Salvador Ryan, and is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €9.95/£8.95.

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