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Tag Archives: 20090526

Spirit Level

Gerry O’Hanlon, S.J., of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, appeared on Joe Duffy’s Spirit Level on RTE last Sunday morning, May 24th. Gerry was on a panel with Breda Power (Sunday Times columnist and broadcaster) and the Rev Stephen Neill, Church of Ireland Rector of Cloughjordan in Tipperary. The discussion, recorded the previous Sunday, focused on the inter-face ...

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Making one’s voice heard

Although it has been running for less than three months, the Studies Blog of Fergus O’Donoghue SJ has garnered considerable attention in the wider world. In this last week, both the Guardian and Reuters have quoted substantially from Fergus’ posts concerning the Ryan Report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse. There has been, consequently, a marked increase in ...

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Students become teachers

A very successful project which had Transition Year students in Clongowes teaching English to asylum seekers concluded on 19 May with a Fun Day. The project was a joint-initiative of Clongowes and JRS Ireland, and entailed the students providing one-to-one tuition to the asylum seekers residing in the Eyre Powell Hostel in Newbridge. The Fun Day involved a barbecue, face-painting, ...

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Bearing witness online

“We cannot but be attentive,” said Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, Vatican Press Office Director, this week, “to the direction in which communications are moving, nor can we allow ourselves to fall out of touch with the latest advancements in the world of communications.” He was addressing the Westminster diocesan seminary on the occasion of World Communications Day. He underlined Pope ...

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Belvedere students inspired

Students from Transition Year in Belvedere College, with the backing of tutor Nóirín McManus, have compiled a collection of the favourite inspirational writings of 60 different people – some well-known and some not. These include Bertie Ahern, Keith Duffy, Sister Stan, Ollie Campbell, Maxi, Fergus Finlay and Rosaleen Linehan, to name but a few. Any profits which may arise from ...

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The Ignatian way

Joe Greenan of Partners in Mission and Eoin Carroll of the Jesuit Centre of Faith and Justice attended a course on ‘Living and Working in an Ignatian Way’, run by the British Province and held at Loyola Hall in Liverpool last week. Partners in Mission is one of the Inter Provincial Commissions set up to explore ways in which the ...

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Prego, Giovanni!

One face missing  from the Mungret Reunion, featured in last week’s AMDG Express, was Giovanni Lajolo, who attended the college from 1950-51. On one occasion his noisy misbehaviour in Latin class prompted his teacher, Dick Cremins SJ, to exclaim “Prego, Giovanni!” in his best Tuscan accent. The mild rebuke so astonished the boy that from then on his behaviour was ...

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JESUITICA: Jesuits taking cover

English diarist John Evelyn (1620-1706) noted in his diary on 22 June 1664: “A Catholic priest called Thompson, sent by the Jesuits of Japan and China to France, showed me some fans like those our ladies use, but much larger, and with long handles, strangely carved and filled with Chinese characters”. Was it the Jesuits, then, who brought parasols or ...

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Short notices

The first informal meeting of Jesuit hospital chaplains convened recently in a Ranelagh restauant. Around the table from left to right are: John Brady, Mary Rickard, Frank Doyle, John O’Keeffe, Fergus O’Keefe, Brendan Carmody, Brendan Staunton. Edmond Grace has an article on the Conversation on Democracy in the Spring 2009 issue of  ‘Le Cheile, The voice of Ireland’s Community and Voluntary ...

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Forthcoming events

Monsignor Dermot Lane, D.D., author of several books including Keeping Hope Alive and The Reality of Jesus is this year’s guest speaker at Manresa’s summer seminar series for graduates.  Msgr. Lane is President of the Mater Dei Institute and currently Parish Priest of Balally in Dublin.  The theme of the one-day seminar is ‘The Experience of God and Spiritual Direction’.  ...

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