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Ethics in a Catholic schools context

Peter McVerry SJ and Pat Coyle, director of Irish Jesuit communications, spoke to Transition Year students as part of Catholic Schools Week, Peter addressing homelessness and Pat raising ethical issues in media.

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Deep sharing in Moyross

Brendan McManus SJ spoke to a group of over fifty people in Moyross, Limerick, on the subject of suicide bereavement, on 7 February. His talk was based on his own story of how he dealt with his brother’s death.

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Remembering Ron Darwen SJ

On Thursday, January 29th, Jim Culliton SJ and Brendan Comerford SJ, attended the funeral Mass of the late Ron Darwen SJ in Preston, Lancashire, England. Both Jim and Brendan had been former tertians of Ron’s.

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Jesuit responds to Stephen Fry

'Monstrous' and 'a maniac' was how Steven Fry described God on Gay Byrne's 'The Meaning of Life' programme this week. Brian Grogan SJ responded to this charge on Newstalk in conversation with Pat Kenny.

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Jesuits help Scorsese with ‘Silence’

Irish Jesuit Brian Mac Cuarta and the staff of the Roman Jesuit Archives are helping Martin Scorsese's production team with details for 'Silence', a film adaptation of Shusako Endo's novel about the Jesuits in 17th century Japan.

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Jack Reynor wins acting accolade at Sundance Film Festival

Jack Reynor, former Belvederean (pictured here with headmaster Gerry Foley and fiancée Madeline Mulqueen), has won the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for acting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for his role in 'Glassland'.

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RIP: Fr Patrick Heelan SJ

Fr Patrick Heelan SJ died in Cherryfield Lodge on 1 February. Aside from being a Jesuit priest, he was a theoretical physicist and a philosopher of science who studied under three Nobel Prize winners.

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RIP: Fr Neil O’Driscoll SJ

Fr Neil O’Driscoll died peacefully in St. Vincent’s Hospital on Tuesday 27th January, aged 81. He was a fine figure of a man who never lost the military bearing that reflected his three years in the army. He was a dear and delightful companion.

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