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What God are you praying to?

PAT COYLE : : It took my anger to wake me up to the operative images of G-D I was working out of. Images demeaning of G-D, not worthy of me.

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‘Silence’ – an amazing film

Scorsese's latest film 'Silence' may be set in 17th century Japan but it resonates with modern day issues like the torture of prisoners and the persecution of Christians.

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What happens after we die?

BILL TONER SJ :: After Vatican II hell was downplayed. The dominant message was that God wants all people to be saved. But saved from what, or for what?

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Irish Jesuits in Hong Kong – 90th annivesary

The Chinese Province celebrates the 90th anniversary of the arrival of Jesuits in Hong Kong on 2 December. They were all Irish and celebrated their first mass on 3 December, the feast day of St Francis Xavier.

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The scandal of child soldiers

Pope Francis

This December we await the coming of the Prince of Peace, yet wars rage around the world. Pope Francis asks us to pray that the scourge of child-soldiers may be eliminated.

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A man of ‘creative fidelity’

Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach SJ will be remembered for his firm but creative leadership that saw the Jesuit Order through a difficult period in its recent history, says Gerry O'Hanlon

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