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The greatness of Oscar Romero

On 14 October, Pope Francis will canonise Blessed Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop who was martyred on 24 March 1980

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“Stay in consolation”

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Pope Francis urged Irish Jesuits to ‘stay in consolation’ in relation to prayer and the spiritual life. This means much more than merely 'Stay positive'.

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Studies: telling the nuns’ story

The autumn issue of Studies is dedicated to issues regarding the written and oral records of the life and work of women religious in Ireland

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“Hans, are we the baddies?”

KEVIN HARGADEN :: There are nearly 10,000 people homeless in Ireland but a vast amount of property left idle. When activists try to do something, the only official response is strong-arm disruption and arrests. So who are the baddies?

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60 years a Jesuit

Irish Jesuit Fr Barney McGuckian recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of his entering the Society of Jesus in 1958. Clongowes Wood College held a special event to celebrate this milestone. Declan O’Keeffe, Head of Communications in Clongowes, reports. Yesterday, Sunday (September 9th) Fr Bernard ‘Barney’ McGuckian SJ, Vice Rector of Clongowes, concelebrated Mass in the company of his two brothers, ...

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Mystery book promised in Messenger catalogue

The new Messenger Publications catalogue includes a wealth of books on spirituality and theology, and promises a "secret book" which will be announced soon

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Jesuits in the news on Pope’s visit

Various Irish Jesuits were prominent in the news and media coverage during the lead-up to the visit of Pope Francis on 25 August. In particular demand was Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, whose recently published book, The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church in Ireland? (available from Messenger Publications ») was a valuable starting point for pre-visit commentary. He appeared ...

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