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Does being Christian make a difference?

DERMOT ROANTREE :: When it comes to such issues as immigration and the needs of suffering peoples, what difference should one's Christianity make?

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The Pope is not infallible

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The Church does not, strictly speaking, teach that the Pope is infallible. George Wilson, an American Jesuit, explains the issue in a recent Commonweal article

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A language of pre-evangelisation

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The late Michael Paul Gallagher SJ spoke of a language of pre-evangelisation that is needed today. In the same vein I want to speak about the language of my own journey.

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The Russian face of mercy

TOM CASEY SJ :: A reflection on the Russian face of mercy with the inspiration of poet Anna Akhmatova, on the eve of Francis, Bishop of Rome, meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Havana, Cuba.

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God’s abundant mercy

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: It is never too late to receive God’s unlimited forgiveness, no matter how wayward we have been. All it takes is an acknowledgement of our humanity, for our cracks to be filled with God’s light.

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Change we can believe in: The difference mercy makes

DERMOT ROANTREE :: It is the conservative critics of Pope Francis, not those who favoured the Kasper proposal at the recent Synod on the Family, who need to account for their position.

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The Greyhound bus

PAULA NOLAN :: The Greyhound bus arrived an hour late into Medway Truck Stop, outside Columbia, Missouri. For company while waiting I had a young African-American man ...

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God at the Registry Office

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: I felt alive at my sister’s wedding yesterday, a civil marriage ceremony in Dublin City Hall. And I felt a deep sense of the presence of God.

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Fully alive, fully emotional

Gavin T. Murphy reflects on his emotional responses and numbness from his father's death and his friend's wedding, with surprising insights to be more fully alive.

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Taking a stand at the Ploughing Championships

PATRICK MULDOON :: The Jesuits in Ireland were among the exhibitors at this year's National Ploughing Championships, from 22-24 September. It was my first time attending the event.

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