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The sun refused to set

CHARLES JARYEKONGA SJ :: The Ugandan describes his time as a regent in Belvedere College SJ. He explains the purpose of this stage of Jesuit formation and his unexpected mission to Ireland.

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Soldiers, doctors and the 8th

EDMOND GRACE SJ :: Abortion, like warfare, is killing sanctioned by law. Those who take part in either have to overcome the fundamental human resistance to killing others.

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You can ‘beat the real thing’

KEVIN HARGADEN: : A close look at the recent controversial cola ad featuring Kendall Jenner show us just how capitalism works cleverly to make us buy more.

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What happened at Lund?

BRIAN O'LEARY SJ :: The warmth and sense of community during Pope Francis's visit to Lund, Sweden, helped to put paid to the myth that the Jesuits were founded to destroy the Lutherans.

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Seeing life through the lens of the Gospel

Niall Leahy SJ :: As part of MAGIS 2016 I spent a week with children who had physical and mental disabilities. I am very grateful to God for being invited into the lives of these Polish children.

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The Irish proclamation and a culture of life

JOHN DOOLEY SJ :: Patrick Pearse would be disappointed with the change of wording to our proclamation which no longer cherishes the unborn. My dream is to help in building a culture of life in our land.

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Be merciful, just as your father is merciful

GERRY CLARKE SJ :: Pope Francis has put it very simply: “The Church is not in the world to condemn, but to make possible an encounter with the visceral love that is God’s mercy.”

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May the Creator God be praised!

Pope Francis

GERRY WHELAN SJ :: The call for dialogue runs deep in the theology of Pope Francis. He insists that authentic progress will only be made in history when there is broad-based dialogue, from the international level to the most local level, on all issues of importance that relate to our communal wellbeing.

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The marriage referendum: Why I voted yes

EDMOND GRACE SJ :: What gay people are looking for, access to marriage, is itself a good, and when the state denies them access it causes an intense, counter-productive hostility, a climate in which it is impossible to promote the Church's teaching on marriage.

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