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Belvedere: change and preservation

Paul Andrews SJ introduced a special meeting of the North Great George’s Street Preservation Society in Belvedere on 8 July: Good evening, North Great George’s Street Preservation Society. Preservation is about continuity with the past, and energy for the present – and I think money comes into it somewhere. Linking energy with continuity is not always easy.

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Publicity for Peter

Patrick Costello, reviewing Peter McVerry’s new book (Jesus, Social Revolutionary? ) in the Irish Catholic, writes of Peter’s career “from a young priest in the community to one of the most vocal social critics in Ireland today”. In the next three weeks Peter will be promoting the book in Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Naas, including a debate with someone who ...

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Launch of JCFJ’s Oireachtas Watch

On Wednesday 9 July, in Buswells Hotel, An Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue TD formally launched the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice’s ‘Oireachtas Watch’ website. (www.jcfj.ie/pqs) This initiative contains a database of Written Parliamentary Questions asked of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in the 30th Dáil. JCFJ Communications Intern, Lena Jacobs, who has developed the site gave ...

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Pioneer pilgrimage to Knock

The Pioneer Association’s pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 20 July. Bishop Colm O’Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise will be the chief celebrant. Barney McGuckian SJ, spiritual director of the Pioneers, will also be there. This annual event is also an occasion for Pioneers to remember Matt Talbot especially and to pray for his canonisation. For more details about ...

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New Working Notes out

A new issue of Working Notes, a regular publication of the Jesuit Centre of Faith and Justice, is now out. The title of the issue is ‘Time for Justice’, and it opens with an edited version of the address which Baroness Jean Corston delivered at the JCFJ’s seminar on women in prison last May. In other articles Brian Grogan SJ ...

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Mitres and croziers

For the first time since St Robert Bellarmine a Jesuit has been coopted as secretary of a Roman Congregation. The Pope has named Father Luis Ladaria, a 64-year-old Spaniard, as secretary of the Congregation of the Faith. Though it is not normal for Jesuits to be ordained bishops, Luis becomes, as is customary in such posts, a titular archbishop. He ...

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Friends of Hopkins gather in Kildare

“I am in Ireland now,” Gerard Manley Hopkins laments in one of his ‘terrible sonnets’, reflecting on his baneful “life among strangers”. And yet, the many times he left Dublin to enjoy “the delicious bog air of Monasterevin”, Co. Kildare, the Jesuit poet was happy to acknowledge that he found himself among friends. How apt then that Monasterevin has hosted ...

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