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Tag Archives: 20081118

Murdered in Limerick

Shane Geoghegan, who was murdered in Limerick on 9th November, in a case of mistaken identity, was a past pupil of Crescent College Comprehensive. When he graduated in 1999, his certificate from the school stated that the school took pride in Shane’s achievements, and Shane was well known and loved by his fellow students and his teachers. His parents Mary ...

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Angles on Hugh O’Flaherty

Jesuit Archives and Todd Morrissey SJ helped TnaG make a documentary on Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty, the extrarodinary Kerry-born, Mungret-educated priest who saved the lives of thousands of Jews and Allied prisoners from the Nazis. Our picture shows him as a senior apostolic (he was already a qualified teacher) in the 1919 Mungret Annual. His obituary, in the 1964 annual, is ...

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Peter McVerry stirs up the drugs debate

The Northside People West on 12 November published an interview with Peter McVerry SJ in which he urged a discussion of the legalisation of all drugs. “We have already legalised one drug, methadone, and there has not been a huge explosion of methadone use. In fact, the selling of methadone on the street has almost stopped. I feel we should at ...

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Israel, our elder brother

In a public lecture given at Haddington Road Church, John McDade SJ, Principal of Heythrop College, explored Catholic-Jewish relations since Vatican II. He drew twice the usual attendance at this lecture series. He described the enormously influential contribution of Pope John Paul II, especially by his symbolic visit to Jerusalem and his prayer at the Western Wall. His listeners responded warmly to ...

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Fr Sullivan: the last witness

Fr John Fitzgerald SJ, the last surviving Jesuit to have been taught in Clongowes by Fr John Sullivan, shared some precious memories at the commemorative Mass which takes place in Gardiner St at 1pm on the third Saturday of every month. A new biography of Fr John Sullivan by Fr Todd Morrissey SJ will soon be published. For Fr Fitzgerald’s ...

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Art and the spiritual

On the 6th November Colm Brophy SJ led ten spiritual directors in a Galway workshop on art. His first objective was to free them from any perfectionism, or sense of inferiority about drawing. Starting with their signatures, he got them to own what was unique to them From drawing simple things like a sun or a moon he moved them ...

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In the news

As well as Fr Todd Morrissy, Jesuit historian, featuring on the TG4 documentary on the life of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, Cathy Molloy, theologian with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, took part in a panel discussion on the ‘Spirit Moves’ programme on RTE Radio One on Sunday Nov 16. The hour-long programme presented by Tom McGurk was exploring the ...

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No continental divide

The Jesuit-run parish of Matero in Lusaka, Zambia this week linked up offcially with Star of the Sea Parish, Sandymount, Dublin. Fr Leonard Chiti SJ spoke at all masses in the church on Sunday Nov 16 and outlined how the parishes could help each other. He said Matero parish was spritually rich but materially very poor. The Jesuit Missions Office in ...

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Richard O’Dwyer in Addis Ababa

Richard O’Dwyer SJ has been assigned to work with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Ethiopia for the next two or three years, and he generously registered his first impressions of Addis Ababa (pictured here – photo by Sam Effron), the Ethiopian capital, and sent them back fresh to AMDG Express. The country has experienced some dramatic shifts in power in ...

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Induction course at IMI

The Partners in Mission office hosted an induction course on 13 November for a group of seven people who have recently begun working with various apostolates in the Province. The seven were Sr Teresa Brogan and Majella Moloney (JUST), Elizabeth O’Neill (JRS), Edel Roddy and Eoghan Keogh (Slí Eile), Patrick Muldoon (Sacred Space), and Triona McGee (The Messenger). The course ...

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