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A change to child benefits?

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: When a girl becomes pregnant, whether or not she is happy with the fact, she is vulnerable and in need of help. So too is her unborn child. How can society attend to these new needs?

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Don’t shoot the messenger

PAULA NOLAN :: It may be true that the 'Out-of-control' drink awareness campaign is a marketing ploy of the drink industry giant, Diageo, but, according to Paula Nolan, that doesn't mean it can't do some good.

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Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

FILM REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR FILM AND BROADCASTING :: This sequel to the very successful 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' (2011) is just as charming as the original. It is showing in Irish cinemas now.

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Divine mercy two years on

TOM CASEY SJ :: As we mark the 2nd anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, Tom Casey argues that theologians could learn a lot from the Pope's message of mercy.

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Two years of Pope Francis

MICHAEL PAUL GALLAGHER SJ :: After two years of his pontificate, it is easy to identify how Pope Francis is different from recent popes. He clearly offers a somewhat different reading of faith, church, history, spirituality and of the pastoral needs of today.

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Raising consciousness about alcohol

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: The Pioneer Association was established by the Jesuits in 1898 in response to a chronic alcohol problem in this country. Things are by no means better today. How can we raise consciousness on this issue?

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The trouble with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

RICHARD LEONARD SJ :: Richard Leonard thinks that '50 Shades of Grey' is somewhat tragic. In interview with Pat Kenny on Newstalk he asks if this is the way we want our culture to deal with sexual violence against women.

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Sisters in conflict

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: On Tuesday 3 March, Clongowes and Belvedere will line out against each other in the semi-final of the Leinster Schools rugby cup. The encounter, however, is unlikely to match the drama of the 1926 final between these two sides.

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Georgetown salutes Fr Heelan

PAT COYLE :: Fr Patrick Heelan SJ's death has been well noted by Georgetown University, Washington, where he spent so many years and did so much good work as academic and as administrator. Read the letter of President, Dr. John J. DeGioia.

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Can God and evil co-exist?

BRIAN GROGAN SJ :: ‘Monstrous’ and ‘a maniac’ was how Steven Fry described God on RTÉ. Brian Grogan SJ, who responded to fry on a Newstalk panel with Pat Kenny, here reflects on the substantive issue: Is God to blame for evil?

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