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The 1983 Code – twenty-five years later

This year is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, which replaced the 1917 code. This was the eventual fulfilment of the intentions of Pope John XXIII, who announced that the code would be completely revised at the same time that he called the Second Vatican Council. To mark this anniversary, the Milltown Institute has invited a ...

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Jesuit lives on show

The exhibition in Rathfarnham Castle, one of many events in the Bealtaine 2008 calendar, has proven to be very popular, so the Office of Public Works is extending it for at least another week. It includes many exhibits relating to the Jesuit years of the castle (1913-1986). Another exhibition in Dublin of interest to Jesuits and friends is called ‘Land ...

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Jesuit Admonitor spends time in Ireland

Currently on an extended visit to Ireland to improve his English language skills is Marcos Recolons SJ. A native of Cataluña, Marcos has travelled here from Rome, where he recently took up his appointment as Admonitor to Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Society. Before he moved to Rome some years ago, he spent many years ministering to the Quechua ...

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Modras and Ignatian spirituality for today

In a series of seminars in Dublin last weekend, Professor Ronald Modras spoke about the humanistic perspective of Ignatian spirituality and what this can contribute to contemporary life – to the world of education and to the business environment. On Friday 23 May he spoke in Manresa about great Jesuits whose conversations had a transformative impact on those who heard ...

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Timire an tSamhraidh

The summer edition of the Irish language Jesuit publication, An Timire, is now available. Carly-Anne Gannon writes about her experiences at World Youth Day and of the periods which she has spent working on a voluntary basis under the auspices of Slí Eile in Bogota, Columbia.  Fr Sean McDonagh SCC illustrates how Jesus drew inspiration from nature in much of his teachings to show ...

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Expert calls for wiser policy on women and prison

In her keynote speech at the Women in Prison seminar on 22 May, Baroness Jean Corston urged Ireland not to make the same mistakes Britain did in the matter of women and criminal justice. Community sanctions, she argued, should be the norm for women offenders, and prison sentences should be reserved for serious or violent offenders. As author of the ...

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Second year for S. Africa Challenge

Gerry Clarke SJ is heading up this summer’s Slí Eile S. Africa Challenge, aimed mainly at graduating students from Jesuit Schools. The project, now in its second year, is based in a rural township of KwaZulu-Natal and involves the Irish volunteers building a community health clinic, and teaching basic computers skills and English. The first group of volunteers from Clongowes ...

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Irish experience

Dr Louise Fuller, Research Fellow at NUI, Maynooth, charts the history of devotion to the Sacred Heart in Ireland. This article is re-published with permission from Intercom, May 2008. Devotion to the Sacred Heart has a long history dating back to the medieval period in the Church, but the development and popularity of the devotion in modern times dates from ...

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