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Questioning assumptions about God

Brendan McManus SJ says The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, a key element of Jesuit training, permeates Martin Scorsese's latest film 'Silence'

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Who frames the news?

‘Framing the News’ is the title of the latest edition of the Jesuit quarterly journal Studies.  As the title suggests it addresses the theme of communications, both traditional and new, in the current age. Editor Bruce Bradley SJ says in his editorial that we might characterise our current situation as people who are “unwitting inhabitants of a communications bubble, the ...

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Is economic growth creating more jobs?

The Irish Centre for Faith and Justice has responded to a Special Report from Jesuit Secretariat in Rome on global economics and justice

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A light of hope in Aleppo

The Jesuits in Aleppo are bringing food and comfort to the people who are still suffering dreadfully

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What God are you praying to?

PAT COYLE : : It took my anger to wake me up to the operative images of G-D I was working out of. Images demeaning of G-D, not worthy of me.

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‘Silence’ – an amazing film

Scorsese's latest film 'Silence' may be set in 17th century Japan but it resonates with modern day issues like the torture of prisoners and the persecution of Christians.

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