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Tag Archives: 20111206

Challenging student culture

SHAG week in Trinity, just ended, illustrates well the culture in which the chaplains, among them Peter Sexton SJ, spread the Good News. SHAG stands for Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance. The Information Booklet is quite dogmatic about what makes a responsible student: “If you’re having sex, it’s your responsibility to protect yourself with contraception… By carrying a condom with ...

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Forthcoming events

Monday 12 December: Lecture by Robert Kennedy SJ author of ‘Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit and Zen Gifts to Christians’, Gonzaga College at 7.30pm. Contact union@gonzaga.ie for further information. Monday 12 to Friday 16 December: Advent Triduum.  Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf  Road, Dollymount Dublin 3. For further information Tel: 01 8331352  email: manresa@jesuit.ie or visit www.manresa.ie Tuesday 13, ...

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Short notices

The latest talk in the Clongowes Leadership Series was given in Dublin’s RDS by David Dilger, who left Clongowes in 1973 and served as CEO for Greencore group PLC for many years. Currently Director of James Hardie Industries SE, he outlined what it takes to be a leader, and spoke realistically of the up and downs to be expected. Photo: ...

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Jesuit troika

Readers will have noticed one sign of hope on the European scene, a blessed unity of purpose among three of Europe’s leaders: Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council; Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank; and Mario Monti, the new Prime Minister of Italy. In a recent speech van Rompuy reminded listeners that all three were educated ...

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Magis retreat – ‘a very special week’

‘A very special week’ was how eight young retreatants described the Retreat in Daily Life at Magis Ireland, Gardiner St. on Sunday 27 November. They were introduced to different ways of praying and made practical arrangements to meet daily with their prayer guides, committing to thirty minutes of prayer each day. They also dipped into the evening workshops on ‘Images ...

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Clongownian annual arrives

The Clongownian Annual 2011 has just been published – in full colour. Edited by Declan O’Keefe, the current issue features an in-depth interview with Provincial (and Old Clongownian) Tom Layden SJ. There is also an article by Bruce Bradley SJ, editor of Studies, covering one of the most significant events in the history of the school – the amalgamation with ...

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Jesuit books for Christmas

A guide to the Gospel of Mark by Phil Fogarty SJ and just published by Columba Press, is the last in his very successful and  accessible ‘Navigating the Gospels’ series which would make a lovely Christmas gift. Indeed there are a number of books published by Jesuits this year that may take the headache out of Christmas shopping. Like Fr ...

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Jesuit Missions Christmas Cards

The Jesuit Mission Office is selling four Christmas cards this year, all of them designed by pupils in Upendo Primary School in Kangemi, a slum settlement of at least 100,000 people on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Upendo is in the Jesuit-run St Joseph the Worker parish in Kangemi, and as well as providing primary school education it runs an ...

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Ethics in journalism

Since Fr John K. Guiney took over as president of the Irish Missionary Union, one issue has made huge demands on his energies: the defamation of Fr Kevin Reynolds (pictured here) by RTE’s Prime Time team. When two other priests had declined invitations to speak on Tonight with Vincent Browne, John accepted, feeling that the church has been too timid ...

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Confucius in Gt Denmark Street

Back in the 1970s it used be said that the optimists were learning Russian (taught in Belvedere by Fr Schrenk), and the pessimists Chinese. The opposite is true today. After a wonderful visit to China by a group of Irish Principals, including Belvedere’s Gerry Foley, the links have been growing. They reached a high point on 18 November, when the ...

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