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Author Archives: Dermot Roantree

“Hans, are we the baddies?”

KEVIN HARGADEN :: There are nearly 10,000 people homeless in Ireland but a vast amount of property left idle. When activists try to do something, the only official response is strong-arm disruption and arrests. So who are the baddies?

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60 years a Jesuit

Irish Jesuit Fr Barney McGuckian recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of his entering the Society of Jesus in 1958. Clongowes Wood College held a special event to celebrate this milestone. Declan O’Keeffe, Head of Communications in Clongowes, reports. Yesterday, Sunday (September 9th) Fr Bernard ‘Barney’ McGuckian SJ, Vice Rector of Clongowes, concelebrated Mass in the company of his two brothers, ...

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Mystery book mentioned in Messenger catalogue

The new Messenger Publications catalogue includes a wealth of books on spirituality and theology, and mentions a "secret book" which will be announced soon

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Jesuits in the news on Pope’s visit

Various Irish Jesuits were prominent in the news and media coverage during the lead-up to the visit of Pope Francis on 25 August. In particular demand was Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, whose recently published book, The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church in Ireland? (available from Messenger Publications ») was a valuable starting point for pre-visit commentary. He appeared ...

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WMOF: Young people discern

Young people from all over Europe prepared for the World Meeting of Families with a special retreat in Manresa, Dublin

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WMOF: LGBT community integration at Farm Street

Integrating Catholic LGBT community members into the ordinary life of a parish was the theme of one remarkable presentation at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin last week. It was given by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, superior of the Jesuit community in Farm Street, London, and soon to be the parish priest at Farm Street Church. With him was ...

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Messenger and Pioneers at WMOF

Bernard McGuckian SJ, Mary Brady and Vera Casey spoke about the outreach work of the Pioneer Association and the Messenger Publications' best-selling books

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Reading the posters of the times

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The referendum campaign highlighted the persuasive power of experience and story. These are hugely important, but so too is a metaphysical sense of what it means to be human

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