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Slí Eile assist at UN World Poverty Day

Slí Eile (Jesuit centre for young adults) is one of 25 voluntary groups involved in a series of events to mark the UN Eradication of World Poverty Day on Friday 17 October. The annual commemoration presents the human face behind poverty statistics. In Dublin, a world poverty commemorative stone by Irish artist Stuart McGrath will be unveiled at Custom House ...

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First aid training in Leeson Street

On 9th October the Hopkins Room in Leeson Street hosted a day of training in First Aid for personnel in Jesuit works. There were people from Milltown, JRS, Pioneers, JCC, SHM, Archives. In an intense day of hands-on instruction they learned things to do in an emergency (Resuscitation, Recovery Position, Heimlich Manoeuvre, making slings and bandages) and things to avoid ...

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Short notices

Last week saw the ordination of the first Vietnamese Jesuit to be ordained a bishop, Cosmas Hoang Van Dat SJ (pictured here). The Irish Times carried an article about Fr Tony O’Riordan’s pre-budget press release about the need not to increase the burden on the less-well-off. “The current economic crisis,” Tony said, “challenges this country with profound questions as to ...

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Provincial visits Cherryfield before move

The Irish Provincial, Fr John Dardis, was on visitation to Cherryfield Lodge on Monday, 13 October, the last visitation before the transfer to the new building, which is due to take place next week. John said Mass for the residents, and the students from the Gonzaga choir provided the music.

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Funding for Zambia

Murt Curry SJ has spent a packed fortnight in Zambia, with two consultants, Anne and Brenda (pictured here) from the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTARC), London. They were evaluating the ability of the Mission Office and the Zambia/Malawi Province to handle what they call integrated funding, a simpler, less paper-ridden method than the project- and salary-funding used at present; ...

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Addiction Seminar

Manresa has booked an impressive line-up of speakers for a one-day seminar on “Addiction and the Family: breaking the cycle. ” They include political figures (Mary Wallace, Feargal Quinn), therapists (Maura Russell, Willie Collins, Mara DeLacy, Majella Coyle), and two media people (Pat Coyle, Richard Leonard SJ). The Seminar, on this major issue of concern, will be held in Manresa ...

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Milltown colloquium on liberation theology

Jim Corkery SJ was one of five main speakers at a colloquium on liberation theology held in Milltown Institute on 3-4 October. The colloquium was designed to mark the 40th anniversary of the CELAM Conference at Medellín in 1968. Jim’s paper assessed the various responses of Joseph Ratzinger to liberation theology, while other papers examined the historical context of the ...

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Burying Jack Donovan SJ

AMDG does not normally report funerals, but Jack’s was special. All through his life he had opted for obscurity. He was described at the funeral Mass as a “low maintenance priest, a humble servant”. He was a voracious reader. He slept in a chair because his bed was buried under books; so was the gas metre in his sheltered accommodation ...

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JCFJ launch website budget feature

Along with a statement suggesting priorities for the national budget, Tony O’Riordan, SJ, of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, has just launched a new website feature: ‘Monitoring Cutbacks in Frontline Services’. It aims to record the social costs of cutbacks and closures of projects, programmes and services as a result of the curtailment or cessation of public funding. ...

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