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What do young people want?

In its 9th public debate, Slí Eile has invited Enda O’Dwyer, a youth worker with Catholic Youth Care, to speak about ‘What young people want’. The event will take place in the Belvedere Hotel, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, from 7.30 – 9.30pm on 10 June, and it will entail music as well as plenty of discussion. Enda O’Dwyer has ...

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Joint Jesuit Consult in Manchester

Irish and British Jesuit Consultors came together for a ‘Joint Consult’ with the Provincials of the two Provinces in Mancester on 6-8 June. Consultors are close advisors to a Jesuit Provincial, and this recent meeting is indicative of the high level of collaboration between the Irish and British Provinces. Topics on the agenda were spirituality centres, volunteering, vocations and the ...

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JCFJ give evidence to Oireachtas Joint Committee

On Wednesday last, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) gave evidence to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice in relation to a planning motion for the new prison at Thornton Hall. JCFJ Director, Fr Tony O’Riordan told members of the Committee of TDs and Senators, that the new prison, with a design capacity of 2,220 prisoners, was a ...

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Conchita McDonnell MSHR elected new CORI President

Sr Conchita McDonnell, a Holy Rosary Sister, was last week elected the President of CORI – the Conference of Religious of Ireland. Through its fifteen elected executive members, CORI serves 9,500 male and female religious, belonging to 133 congregations in Ireland, including the Jesuits. Sr Conchita spoke of the vision of CORI as one of service, modelled on the life and ...

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Preparing for the Pope

Noelle Fitzpatrick will lead the group of young people travelling with Slí Eile to the Magis-World Youth Day celebrations in Sydney, Australia in July 2008. The group met for a preparation meeting last month, some of them travelling from as far as Co. Tyrone to be there, and others in the midst of college exams. They spent a day, a ...

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Belvedere Youth Club celebrates 90th year

Belvedere Youth Club held a special mass and a concert in April to celebrate their 90th year in operation. Their after-schools programme continues to see more than 160 children a day avail of their services which include sports, nutrition, drama, computers, arts & crafts, and homework assistance. Located in the Dublin’s inner city, they also seek to help at-risk young ...

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LRA gets new president

The Lay Retreat Association (LRA) elected a new president, John Redmond, at its AGM on 20 May in Milltown Park. The outgoing president, Pat Carey, suffered a stroke recently. Though still quite weak, he is currently making a good recovery and receiving excellent medical attention. The LRA is a group of lay men and women who organise and promote Jesuit ...

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“I’m voting yes, and here’s why”

Edmond Grace SJ, author of Democracy and Public Happiness, sees the Lisbon Treaty as necessary for the smooth and coherent functioning of the European Union. The old rubrics of government, established with a much smaller Union in mind, are now inadequate to the purpose. The main story of the European Union is about hundreds of millions of people emerging from ...

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Annual meeting of Social Apostolate coordinators

Brendan Mac Partlin SJ was in Rome as one of the European representatives at the Social Apostolate coordinators annual meeting from 26 to 31 May. They met to look at Jesuit social apostolates in the light of General Congregation 35 and to prepare a strategic vision for the Social Apostolate and the Social Justice Secretariat office. They also looked at ...

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Noel Barber SJ lays Terry Keane to rest

The funeral Mass for Irish journalist and socialite Terry Keane was said by Fr Noel Barber SJ, a family friend. In the eulogy he delivered in the Church of St Joseph in Glasthule on 4 June, Fr Barber remarked that only the people who were close to her knew the “true, generous, loving and loyal Terry”. “We all make errors,” ...

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