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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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The love of a big hug

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Last January Pope Francis remarked that going to confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to get a stain removed: "It’s about going to meet with our Father who pardons us, who forgives us and who rejoices”.

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New ways to bring the message

PATRICK MULDOON :: Pope Francis encourages all Christians to announce the joy of the Gospel. Digital Evangelisation is about bringing the message of the Gospel to the frontiers of the Internet.

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How Jesuits dress

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: At my first Mass I voiced the hope that I would not have to wear black all my life; but I did not anticipate all the issues that would arise over dress, and the sartorial decisions for which I was unprepared.

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