Denied their right to childhood
The Jesuit Refugee Service in Ireland has one again called on the government to show leadership “by doubling its existing commitment and offering refuge in Ireland to a minimum of 300 Syrian refugees in 2014”.
Re-imagining prison policy
The launch of Re-Imagining Imprisonment: Effects, Failures and the Future, edited by Eoin Carroll and Kevin Warner, took place on Thursday 5 June in City Hall. It was launched by Greg Boyle SJ, a Los Angeles priest renowned for his work with gang members.
Divorced, remarried and receiving communion?
'Divorce, Remarriage, and the Eucharist - the State of the Question: A Lecture Exploring the Limits of God's Mercy', by Professor Ladislas Orsy SJ, drew a huge crowd to Milltown Park's Arrupe Room on Tuesday 10 June.
Questions on Lonergan
Ever since 1978, in two summers out of three, Bill Mathews (former dean and professor of philosophy in the Milltown Institute) has accepted an invitation to take part in the Lonergan Workshop in Boston College, USA. Bill’s contributions are distinctive.
Tattoos of the heart
Greg Boyle SJ, an American Jesuit renowned for his long-standing work with gang members in Los Angeles, was in Ireland recently, where he enthralled audiences in Belfast and Dublin, and listeners to national and local radio.
Spiritual care for the sick
Professor Eckhard Frick SJ, a doctor, psychoanalyst and psychiatrist and the first Professor of Spiritual Care in Europe, was in All Hallows College, Dublin recently to give a public talk on this new field and health care professionals and members of the public packed the venue.