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Fr Willie Doyle SJ – a lesson for Europe

Renowned journalist Robert Fisk has used the life and death of Irish war chaplain Fr Willie Doyle SJ, who died at Passchendaele in 1917, as an anti-Brexit morality tale.

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A good man remembered

Sir James Dombrain (1794-1871), who built the houses of the Jesuit Community on Leeson Street, was commemorated with a plaque at no. 36, on 23 September.

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John Gwynn SJ – “No greater love”

A memorial mass took place on 11 October in Caterham, Surrey, to commemorate the centenary of the death of Irish Jesuit Fr. John Gwynn, Chaplain to the Irish Guards in World War I

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Entering the blogosphere

Fergus O’Donoghue SJ is continuing the work he does through Studies, the quarterly journal of which he is editor, by blogging daily on matters mostly related to Irish politics, culture and religion. His terse and thoughtful remarks on such issues as the recession, the Bishop of Cloyne, Michael Portillo on Christianity, and the Real IRA make valuable reading. Comments, of ...

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Examining underbelly of Celtic Tiger

At a time when it seems that the grand edifice of Western capitalism is in conflagration, it is apt that the Winter 2008 volume of the Jesuit journal Studies should be devoted to ‘Burning issues’. Indeed, in his editorial Fergus O’Donoghue SJ makes explicit the correlation between economic prosperity and social problems. “When the Celtic Tiger was roaring,” he writes, ...

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Ignatian Pilgrims

Last month Fergus O’Donoghue SJ led a group of 34 Irish prilgrims to Spain. He writes: “The pilgrimage is based on St. Ignatius’s Autobiography and is intended to bring pilgrims to the places in which the significant events in his life occurred. So we stayed at Loyola for four nights, which gave plenty of time for prayer in the house ...

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The churches and education

The summer 2008 issue of Studies, the Irish Jesuit quarterly review, addresses a series of matters relating to Irish education. Under the title ‘Educating ourselves’, it carries articles about Catholic schools, intercultural education, professional ethics in teaching, and religious values in education. In his editorial, Fergus O’Donoghue SJ notes that the benefits of the churches having a role in Irish ...

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