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The quality of mercy

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Pope Francis's efforts to bring a neglected theme – in this case mercy – to bear on the life of the Church is fully in keeping with normal traditions of development.

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The gift of darkness

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Leonard Cohen's new album, 'You want it darker', is a fitting conclusion to a life of art that probed the mystery of the divine and the human.

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How discernment can change your life

TOM CASEY SJ :: During convalescence, Ignatius of Loyola learned to examine his life and discover the good desires that were drawing him to God – in other words, he learned 'discernment'

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Shaped by death: Nick Cave’s new album

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Everything about 'The Skeleton Tree' is beautiful but heart-breaking. While preparing it, Cave heard that his son had died in an accident.

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Forever Young: Happy Birthday, Mary!

TOM CASEY SJ :: 8 September is a special day for Jesuits, the birthday of Our Lady. It was the traditionally the day on which many Jesuit novices took their first vows.

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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 gift and joy of World Youth Day

Patrick Muldoon :: World Youth Day is a truly magnificent event. It is so uplifting to be gathered together with young Catholics from all around the world to truly experience the Universal Church and share the joy of our faith.

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A marathon of gratitude in Rome

Patrick Muldoon :: Through the marathon I entered that space of interior peace and gratitude where I could give glory to God for the graces which he has outpoured in my life, which were the fruit of my time living in Rome.

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Preaching through beauty: Giuseppe Castiglione SJ

TOM CASEY SJ :: Jesuit artist Brother Giuseppe Castiglione, famous in China, died 250 years ago on 17 July. We could learn from his example of preaching the Good News through beauty.

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