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Forthcoming events

6-10 December: Adult Triduum, directed by Fr. Piaras Jackson SJ in Manresa, Dollymount, Dublin 3. Further information, contact 01 8334352 3-17 December: Belvedere College ‘Austrian Exchange’. For further information, contact 01-8586600 7 December: Advent prayer evening, Manresa, Dollymount, Dublin 3 at 7.30pm to 9pm. Further information from 01-8334352 7 December: Lecture on Spirituality and the Song of Songs by Professor ...

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Galway: tossing and turning

The pictures in this Picasa album should possibly carry a health warning for those who knew and loved the old Colaiste Iognaid. It is hard to look unmoved at the demise of a familiar building.  The old school block has been reduced to rubble. The tossing is finished now, and –  five weeks behind schedule – the piling has started for the new ...

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Nijmegen: Not merging but meeting

While Ireland is fretting over the loss of economic sovereignty to ECB and IMF, the Jesuits of four West European Provinces (North Belgium, Netherlands, Britain and Ireland) are observing the process by which the four  are coming closer: to what? a merger? amalgamation? collaboration? or that most anodyne of relationships, a meeting? Already the noviciates have merged in Birmingham. Already the ...

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Exploring the ‘Song of Songs’

Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Harvard Divinity, USA, will give a public lecture on ‘Retrieving the Song of Songs for Today’ Tuesday, 7 December, at All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Her lecture in the Woodlock Hall  (8-9.30 pm), concludes the All Hallows series of autumn public lectures on Spirituality Matters: The Contemporary Study of Spirituality organised by Michael O’ Sullivan SJ ...

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Rwanda: nothing disappeared

The picture regularly topping the front page of AMDG Express shows Gerry Clarke SJ officiating in priestly garb at a JRS camp in Congo. He is in Rwanda now, and his worries are not all spiritual. In his JRS school he awaits the arrival next month of over 3600 children, and the classrooms to accommodate them have been destroyed by rain. Gerry ...

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Voices from the pews

When Cardinal Sean Brady invited the faithful to tell him their concerns for the Church, he did not specify how this was to happen. In Belfast Alan McGuckian SJ and Nuala O’Loan have visited parishes for “listening evenings”. In the South Dublin parish of Ballybrack, Brian Grogan SJ accepted an invitation to facilitate a similar listening process. On 22 November ...

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AIDS: the central issue

The annual Fr Michael Kelly lecture: HIV and AIDS: Accomplishments and Enduring Challenges, was  given by the erudite Michael himself (pictured here), as part  of a 2-day conference in Maynooth to mark World AIDS day.  His fellow-Jesuits John K. Guiney and Colm Brophy attended, as did quite a number of African students studying in Ireland. Michael   provided a history of the ...

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The future of religion

“Shall the religious inherit the earth?” So asks Eric Kaufmann of Birkbeck College, London, in the lead article in the winter issue of Studies, which centres on the theme of ‘The future of religion’. Viewing the matter from a sociological and demographic perspective, Kaufmann argues that the rate of secularisation is slowing down – that Europe will be more religious ...

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Short Notices

The latest talk in the Clongowes Leadership Series (Becoming men for others) was given in Dublin’s RDS by Nick Hewer, who left Clongowes in 1962, and now works with Alan Sugar in a television programme, The Apprentice.  His audience of over 300 were intrigued by Nick’s stories from behind the scenes, and quizzed him in a lively Q&A session, sign ...

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JESUITICA: Honesty and good faith

Clongowes, which now seems so comfortably established, could easily have been still-born. In February 1814 Fr Peter Kenney interviewed the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Sir Robert Peel, to defend his purchase of Castle Browne, and his intention” to establish a lay school for education of Protestants as well as Catholics”. Peel asked: “Are you not aware that we can confiscate ...

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