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Becoming a priest of Jesus’ wounded heart

TOM CASEY SJ :: Friday, 3 June, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Tom Casey reflects on how the wounded heart of Jesus challenges him to be a more authentic priest.

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God can make a nobody into a priest

TOM CASEY SJ :: A thought for school-leavers – if God were a prospective employer, what would he be looking for in the interview? Probably not the same things as other employers.

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What does it mean to be ‘saved’?

BILL TONER SJ :: When I was studying theology in Milltown Park I visited home one Sunday. I told my father that I had to leave a bit early to finish an essay. He asked me what the essay was about and I said, “Well, the title is, ‘The notion of satisfaction in the soteriology of St Thomas Aquinas’”. My father replied, “What the hell use would that be to you working as a priest in Gardiner Street?”

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Mary – how she made a new man of Ignatius

It was Jesuits in Rome who, over 300 years ago, launched the custom of dedicating the month of May to Our Lady - appropriate given the vital role Our Lady played in the spiritual life of St Ignatius.

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‘Come away and rest for a while’

Patrick Muldoon :: Lay Retreat Association offers special places of quiet, silence and adoration through which God’s Spirit can be heard.

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It is good to judge like Pope Francis judges

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Pope Francis is a straight talker. He does not intend to trample on people’s toes, rather he makes judgements for the sound mental health of the general population.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ – putting the pastoral first

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The moral approach advocated in 'Amoris Laetitia' is about putting God's mercy first in all pastoral situations, not (as some have claimed) about accommodating the sexual revolution.

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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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Expanding my Catholic circle

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: I actively engaged with a number of Catholic groups over the last few months. I share my experience which encompasses a shared familiarity of the divine.

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