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Scholarships, Catholic and Protestant

Readers of the Irish Times may have picked up an amicable exchange between a Governor of The King’s Hospital school and Ivan Hammond, Chairman of Belvedere Social Services. Ian French, defending Protestant schools from the label of elitism, protested that nearly 10% of their pupils receive a means-tested Government grant. Ivan congratulated Ian on his success in getting such a ...

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Gerry O’Hanlon in Christchurch Cathedral

Gerry O’Hanlon, from the Jesuit Centre of Faith and Justice, was guest preacher at the annual Christchurch Cathedral ecumenical citizenship service on November 15th. In his homily Gerry warned that the Government would more readily achieve its goals “if those who are primarily guilty are not seen to escape with impunity… Ireland’s poorest people are being asked to pay for ...

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Peter McVerry in the thick of things

The Connaught Tribune reports a moving lecture given in Ballinasloe by Peter McVerry on the scourge of drug abuse in Irish life. He buries, on average, one young person a month killed by drugs. During the week Peter also tackled the Government on its unfair response to the economic crisis, because it was unwilling to ask the wealthy to contribute in ...

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Bruton on religion in Europe

Former Taoiseach and former EU ambassador to Washington, John Bruton gave an address on Religion in the European Union, at an event jointly hosted by the Jesuit quarterly review, Studies and the Catholic think tank, the Iona Institute, at the Alexander Hotel on Monday night. Using a documents-based approach to his lecture, Mr Bruton outlined the reasons for a strong ...

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Remembering the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador

Jesuits and their collegues around the world are remembering the six Jesuit priests who were killed 20 years ago in El Salvador, along with their housekeeper and her daughter. On16 November 1989, a military death squad besieged the campus of the Jesuit-run University of Central America in San Salvador, and murdered Fathers Segundo Montes, Ignacio Martin Baro, Juan Ramon Moreno, Amando Lopez, Joaquin Lopez ...

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Making use of new media

How can we use new information technologies to reach out to young people and to tell them about God? This was one of the core areas of inquiry in the meeting of Inygo, the Ignatian network of young adult apostolates, held in Budapest on 5-8 November. Conall Ó Cuinn, Piaras Jackson and John Dardis, Provincial, were the Irish representatives. The ...

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Liam Lawton in concert

The old favourites like ‘The Clouds’ Veil’, ‘I will be the Vine’, Alleluia and others were part of a beautiful evening of song, reflection, light and music with Fr Liam Lawton in Gardiner St church on November 10th. A large crowd turned up on a cold night to hear songs from the new album, ‘Healing Song’ also. Fr Liam, nephew ...

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Back to the Eighties

This year’s Coláiste Iognáid (Jes) school show ran from 11-14 November. Titled ‘Back to the Eighties’, it was a colourful and vibrant reminder of the songs, outfits and allusions of the 1980’s. It was directed by teachers Claire Lohan and Paul Kilrane, and it involved all the fifth year students in the dancing, singing, design and backstage work. It played ...

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‘Do we still need St Paul?’

‘Do we still need St Paul?’ is the question-title of Augustinian Kieron O’Mahony’s latest book which was launched in the Milltown Insititute on Tue Nov 10,’09. The author has lectured in  Milltown for almost fifteen years and in this year dedicated to St Paul by the Pope, he has visited many parishes around the country speaking about the man whom ...

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Pioneers take stock

On Saturday 7 November, over 50 Pioneers met in The Hazel Hotel, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare for a day-long session of debate, discussion and reflection. The busy conference agenda covered issues ranging from a vision for the Pioneers to more practical matters that included the forthcoming Charities Act. Feedback on the day focused on the importance of extending membership of the ...

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