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CFJ: advocate for women offenders

Tony O’Riordan SJ was quoted by the Irish Examiner for his advocacy of non-custodial alternatives to prison for women offenders. Using the JCFJ’s research into female prisoners, he pointed out that more than three quarters of them are being punished for ‘non-serious offences’, and are imprisoned for six months or less. “If, as is planned, the number of prison spaces ...

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Ex-pat Irish Jesuit recalls election night

There was no escaping the US Presidential election over the last two weeks, so AMDG Express sought a personal viewpoint from Donal Godfrey, the Cork-born Irish Jesuit who is head chaplain in the University of San Francisco. Donal responded at once with an engaging account of his experience on campus, where he was pictured with a life-size cut-out of his ...

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Nobber meets Ballymun

As part of their ‘Faith in action’ religious education programme, a group of 18 Transition Year students from O’Carolan College, Nobber, Co. Meath, spent last Friday morning digging in with the Ballymun Global Action Project (GAP), on an environmental project at St. Joseph’s Primary School. Slí Eile, the Jesuit Centre for Young Adults invited this group of students to roll ...

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Mission think-in

These busy Jesuits, Murt Curry, Willie Reynolds, Kevin O’Rourke, Colm Brophy and Liam O’Connell were photographed in Thornhill by a sixth busy Jesuit, John Guiney, during a think-in to explore the purpose and role of the mission office, the different faces of mission in Ireland and abroad, and how the Irish Province can reach out to the different frontiers of ...

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Radio has better pictures

Two students from Belvedere College, their teacher, and Oliver Murphy, historian and college museum curator were on ‘Today with Pat Kenny’ on Tuesday 11 November, the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day. Oliver Murphy was in studio while students Cillian Hanratty and Richard McDonagh and teacher Tom Doyle were on the phone from Messins, Belgium. They were part of a group of 15 ...

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Thirst for Scripture

A four-evening course on the Gospels of Mathew, Mark and Luke was the most widely attended of any adult faith evenings in Gardiner Street. In co-operation with Iona Rd parish, the series, given by Fr Brendan Comerford SJ, was planned through both Parish Priests and Parish Councils. The evenings focussed on the context of the culture of the time and the ...

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Spirituality in Chicago

Michael O’Sullivan SJ, who teaches spirituality in the Milltown Institute, gave a paper in Chicago, USA, on ’Teaching Spirituality Well’ to the International Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, and accepted the job of organizing and running the opening day of next year’s meeting of the Society in Montreal. While in Chicago Michael met Gustavo Gutierrez, the founder of ...

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Prayer and money worries

The feedback from Sacred Space can be astonishing, a measure of where people’s concerns lie. In the last three months the Chapel of Intentions has shown many more Sacred Spacers asking for prayers because of lost jobs, evictions and bankruptcies. There was even bigger feedback to a reflection last month on how the financial turmoil had affected prayer. See “Something ...

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Short Notices

160 people attended the pastoral conference in Milltown on 8-9 November, the tenth event celebrating the Ruby Jubilee of the Milltown Institute. Timothy Radcliffe OP (pictured) gave a memorable address. All who have lived in Emo, especially Jesuits, are invited to visit the house on Wednesday, 19 November. There will be concelebrated Mass (in the Round Room) at 4 p.m., ...

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In the news

The media this week have covered at least three Jesuit items besides Tony O’Riordan’s advocacy of female offenders, detailed above. The Irish Catholic featured John Dardis’s tribute to the two Jesuits murdered in Moscow. The Enniscorthy Echo listened to Elizabeth Foley alerting congregations to the continuing vitality of the Sacred Heart Messenger – Elizabeth is on its marketing staff. Finally ...

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