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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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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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Church doctrine: The same but different

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Post 2 in series on 'Change we can believe in'. The Church makes the proud claim to be 'always the same' – the same even when it's different.

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Change we can believe in, No. 1

DERMOT ROANTREE :: One of the features of the current pontificate is that it has given rise to unending chatter about the Church and change. Sometimes the talk is about minor matters, but often there are rumblings about bigger changes afoot.

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Pope Francis and the death of the global economy

TOM CASEY SJ :: Imagine the world economy actually collapses during Pope Francis’ visit to the USA. Okay, what I’m saying sounds really far-fetched. In fact, the statistical probability of this happening before Sunday must be close to zero...

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A pilgrim in Loyola

PATRICK MULDOON :: I work with the Jesuits on the prayer website Sacred Space. It is inspired by the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a sixteenth-century Basque...

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