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The nature of Catholic education

Bruce Bradley SJ spoke in Galway to Coláiste Iognáid’s Ignatian Identity Group (IIG) last Tuesday, 10 March, on the nature of Catholic schools. He gave an astute historical background to the current secular environment, commenting on how it had changed radically, especially in the last 20 years. He referred at times to ‘Vision 08’, a pastoral letter from the Irish Catholic ...

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Raising funds the hard way

Padraig Swan is pushing himself all the way in an effort to raise funds for the projects of Slí Eile, the Jesuit outreach to young adults. On 11 April, Easter Saturday, he will join more than 25,000 other runners in the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, a 56 kilometre run (35 miles) which begins and ends in Cape Town, South Africa. ...

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Football fans raise funds for Belvedere

Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United football club, is going to help raise funds for Belvedere’s Social Integration Scheme (SIS) by appearing as guest of honour at an event in Croke Park on 1 April. The aim of SIS is to cover the costs of full secondary school education at Belvedere for boys who would not ordinarily be able ...

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The Designing Messenger

Messenger Publications, having recruited Paula Nolan as a Designer, have now successfully worked in collaboration with the Pioneers and the Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ). They provided a design solution for the Pioneer’s Temperance Sunday project, which included the 8-page standalone supplement as well as the marketing posters for the churches and press campaign. From the joint experience of ...

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Jes win the cup again

Coláste Iognáid – The Jes – beat Sligo Grammar 10-3 in the final of the Connaught Rugby Cup. It was a keenly fought match. The Jes’s two unconverted tries seemed a tenuous lead in the second half when Sligo got a drop goal and seemed to come back into the game. In the end, however, the Jes had done enough to ...

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The Novena at SFX

The Novena of Grace, March 4-12 each year, in honour of St Francis Xavier, still attracts.  Up to 1,900 people attended three daily sessions in Gardiner St church.  The numbers attending the 5.30 and 7.30 sessions were higher than before with a greater sprinkling of young people. Some were on their first novena, others on their eighty-fifth!  Mostly a north city ...

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On the air

Pat Coyle (pictured here), the manager of JCC, has been pulled into the public eye and ear and in turn has arranged air time for many others. She and Piaras Jackson SJ were talking about Lent on the RTE radio programme Spirit Moves. Joe Duffy invited her onto TV’s Spirit Level for a Mother’s Day programme. She interviewed Gerry O’Hanlon SJ ...

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Crescent Church

Following the tragic death of developer John O’Dolan, fresh doubt surrounds the future of the Sacred Heart Church. Mr O’Dolan bought it for €4,000,000 in 2006, and planned to spend €12,000,000 converting it into a leisure centre with spa and restaurant. No formal planning application has yet been submitted to Limerick City Council, though discussions continue with heritage officials in ...

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Short Notices

Sr Maureen McMahon’s Reflections on Irish art (Messenger Publications) will be launched by Paul Andrews  SJ in Glasthule Parish Centre at 7.30 on Monday, 23 March. Veale Public Lecture: ‘A Church of Passion and Hope’: An Ignatian Perspective, by Dr Gill Goulding  on Wednesday 25 March 2009, 7.30pm, The Theatre, Milltown Institute. Professor Ray Kinsella will launch The Recession and ...

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Thinking about thinking……

Thinking with the Church – Sentire cum Ecclesia was the challenging topic tackled by James Hanvey SJ in his address to Jesuits and their colleagues in Milltown Park on 13 March. The Heythrop College theologian rooted his reflections deep in spiritual and theological soil. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, acting director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, responded with personal ...

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