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The General is coming

The new (well, not really new – he was elected in January 2008) Jesuit General, Fr Adolfo Nicolas, a cheerful and visionary Spaniard, will spend the weekend of 11-14 September in Ireland. It will not be a holiday, as readers can gather from the attached itinerary below. By the time he flies back to Rome on Monday 14th, after breakfasting ...

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Facing the referendum

After Ireland’s No in the first Lisbon referendum, Mr Cowen won some special concessions from his European colleagues to secure a favourable vote second time round. In a gentle but pointed critique of that process, Frank Turner, a British Jesuit, comments: “To reward such bargaining might reasonably irritate countries who ratified quickly, and is, in the long term, a risky strategy. ...

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Thunder clouds over Lomarati

Writing from the Sudan in June, Richard O’Dwyer SJ described his first visit to Lomarati, a remote mountain location to which he had been invited to say Mass. He was stunned, he wrote, both by the glorious mountain scenery – “as green as Ireland!” – and by the warmth of the welcome he received from the people there. They had ...

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Voting out of hope, not fear

Edmond Grace SJ has an article in last week’s Irish Catholic entitled ‘Lisbon, Life and Open Government.’ In this week’s newsletter Edmond continues the series he began last week making the case for a yes vote in the Lisbon referendum. This week there are two short attachments. In the first he argues why the second vote is needed because “the ...

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Goodbyes at Religious News Network

There were tears at a splendid buffet lunch in Leeson Street on 28 August, when a large group gathered to say goodbye to two of the (3-person) Religious News Network team. The director, Eileen Good (right in photo), is retiring on doctor’s orders; and Jeanann Cox (left), who has worked with Eileen since she came here four years ago, is ...

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JESUITICA: Parliamentary inspiration

Damien Burke, our archivist, observed this verse on the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh: What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and of wilderness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet. John Knox may stir uneasily in his grave at his countrymen choosing to meet ...

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Short notices

Congratulations to Brother John Adams (pictured here), 60 years a Jesuit and 25 years a major figure in Milltown Park, where his contribution has been simply immeasurable. Joe Keaney is in Cherryfield, exercising a new hip, while the Irish Catholic features him in an excellent interview. Chief celebrant at the Boston funeral Mass for Senator Edward Kennedy was Boston College ...

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Forthcoming events

The closing date for applications for Slí Eile’s Certificate in Social Spirituality is 11 September. This is an outreach programme of the Milltown Institute for young adults (18-35 years old) looking to explore their sense of faith and justice and how the two come together with regard to one’s relationship with self, others and God. For further details, contact Noelle ...

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