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One goal, many journeys, enjoy yours!

As leader of the Irish Magis group, Gerry Clarke has a unique perspective on those heady August days which culminated with the World Youth Day gathering in Marienfeld, Cologne, for Mass with Pope Benedict. Many moments stand out for me as I reflect on the two weeks I spent at the Magis World Youth Day pilgrimage this summer. I’d like ...

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Jesuits serve up theology on NUI menu

Dr Brian Grogan SJ, President of the Milltown Institute, assesses the significance of Milltown being formally inaugurated as a Recognised College of the National University of Ireland on October 5th. The Chancellor of the NUI, Dr Garret Fitzgerald, led the ceremony. This will be a proud and long desired moment in Milltown’s history. From its inception in 1968, the Institute ...

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Back to the Future of Europe

Pat Coyle looks back on the ‘Future of Europe’ conferences in All Hallows and in her beloved Croke Park last week, and on John Dardis’ call for Irish people to look outwards in the European debate. The weather forecast was rain in the morning followed by bright spells in the after noon. It turned out to be a lovely ‘bright ...

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Rooting for Matt

Barney McGuckian recounts his valiant but failed attempt to convince ‘Gerry Ryan Show’ listeners to vote for Matt Talbot as Ireland’s favourite saint. Late in October, Evelyn from the Gerry Ryan Radio Show phoned. “We are looking for Ireland’s favourite saint. Will you “root” for Matt Talbot?” I was game for anything if it promoted Matt’s cause. “The Saint in ...

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