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Tom Casey SJ

Tom Casey SJTom Casey is an Irish Jesuit priest and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical University in Maynooth.

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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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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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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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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Why aren’t we afraid of nuclear war?

TOM CASEY SJ :: As foreign ministers from major world powers hammer out a deal with Iran at a nuclear negotiating table in Lausanne, the troubling question of the annihilation of nations remains.

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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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The Auschwitz Jesuit Priest of Divine Mercy

TOM CASEY SJ :: Tuesday, 27th of January, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Fr Tom Casey SJ shares the story of Fr Antoni Mruk SJ, an Auschwitz survivor he knew.

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Why Jesus never read the New Testament

Jesus meant so much to Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, that Ignatius once said he would have loved to have been Jewish himself, so that he could have been related to Jesus by blood as well as by discipleship.  It is almost 500 years since Ignatius begged his way to Jerusalem, hoping to stay for good ...

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