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President marks Clongowes anniversary

President Michael D. Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, visited Clongowes Wood College on 4 March, 201 years to the day after Fr Peter Kenney SJ signed the Deed of Purchase for the estate. He unveiled a commemorative plaque.

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‘Dying for a Drink’

"Legislation is more effective that education in tackling alcohol abuse," Professor Frank Murray told members of the Pioneer Association in his talk entitled 'Dying for a Drink', delivered at their conference in All Hallows College, Dublin.

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Insight into inspirations of Pope Francis

Austen Ivereigh, British religious journalist and writer, spoke on 2 March in Gardiner Street Church on 'Pope Francis: Behind the mission'. He examined the development of thought of Jorge Bergoglio, and particularly his understanding of reform.

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Death of Frank Prendergast

Frank Prendergast, Labour Party politician, union official, and Mayor of Limerick City for two terms, passed away on 19 February at the age of 81. The chief celebrant at his funeral was Jesuit priest Fr Todd Morrissey.

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Richard Leonard provides a faith perspective

Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard spoke in Limerick and Galway recently about a life of faith and prayer, about dealing with suffering... and about '50 shades of Grey'.

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Fr Browne at the Gallery

RTÉ's Roisin Duffy introduced a screening of her film, 'Father Browne's First World War', which was broadcast last year as a Nationwide special. It views World War I through the life and lens of Fr Frank Browne SJ.

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Two Archbishops celebrate venerability of Fr John Sullivan SJ

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was the main celebrant at a Mass in Gardiner Street Church to celebrate the recognition of Fr. John Sullivan SJ as Venerable Servant of God. Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson was also present.

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The Church and paternalism

The Milltown Institute's spring lecture series on the reception of Vatican II over 50 years continued with 'Is the Church unjustifiably paternalistic in speaking of the common good', by Patrick Riordan SJ (Heythrop College, London)

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Jesuits and the Baroque

As part of the bi-centenary celebrations of the restoration of the Jesuits in 1814, the National Gallery will host a three-month exhibition of Baroque art relating to the counter-Reformation. A lecture series will form part of this event.

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Celebrating the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero

The Gospel Choir Mass in Gardiner Street on Sunday 15 February celebrated the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Pope Francis recently approved a decree declaring him to be a martyr.

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