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GC35 Jesuits are not acting their age

Young men cheerfully take on everything and only later realise that they’ve overstretched themselves. “One would think,” reflects Francis de Melo SJ thinking about the GC35 delegates, “that a group of mostly older men would be cautious in planning, wisely restraining unbounded enthusiasm”. Not at all.

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Movies that matter

The Jesuit Communication Centre has organised a number of public events this month for Richard Leonard SJ, lecturer in cinema and theology. Richard’s recent book, Movies that Matter: reading film through the lens of faith, will be launched by Peter Sheridan on Wednesday 20 February at the Uí Chadhain Theatre in the Arts Building, Trinity College, at 7.30pm. On Tuesday ...

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Crescent past pupil ordained

The ordination of a past pupil of the Crescent, Limerick, took place last week at Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight. Brian Kelly OSB, a Benedictine monk who graduated from the Crescent in 1976, was ordained by George Cardinal Pell, Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney, Australia. The occasion was noted by The Tablet, mainly on account of Cardinal Pell’s homily, ...

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Housing Minister visits JCFJ

On Wednesday 30 January Mr Batt O’Keeffe TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Housing at the Department of the Environment, visited the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Accompanied by officials from his department, the Minister met with Margaret Burns, Eoin Carroll, Peter McVerry SJ and Tony O’Riordan SJ. The Minister also met with some young people who are ...

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Tertians take to the road

The European Tertainship based at Manresa is on the move, with many of the tertians on placement in different centres in Ireland and abroad. Three of the group are involved in the Jesuit Congregation in Rome. Tertianmaster Jan Van De Pol is the delegate of his province (The Netherlands) to GC35 in Rome. Dominic Robinson of the British Province is ...

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Father Adolfo meets the press

From the SJ Press Office, Rome: In view of the strong desire shown by the media for an ‘interview’ with Father General, Fr. General decided to meet the strong desire of the media for an ‘interview’ halfway. As this was not yet the moment for Father General to talk about the Congregation before he had received indications and even ‘mandates’, ...

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Who are the Jesuits of today?

Who are the Jesuits of today? What is their future? And why are they still seen by some Protestants as such a threat? With these introductory questions, William Crawley turned to Alan McGuckian SJ on BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence on 27 January. The interview was occasioned by the election of Adolfo Nicolás as Superior General. Others interviewed on the ...

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Strings to his bow

Colaiste Iognaid student Finn Gormley was featured in last week’s Sunday Tribune as he not only plays left wing for the Connaught Under-18 Schools Rugby, but he also is the Irish Under-18 Windsurfing Wave Champion. Finn is on the current college senior cup team, was on the Connaught Senior league winning team before Christmas, and has dreams of playing for ...

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Distinguished thinker speaks at Milltown

One of the world’s leading thinkers on religion and science, Dr John Polkinghorne, will give a public lecture in the Milltown Institute on the theme of ‘Human personhood: the context of hominid evolution’. It will take place on Tuesday, 19 February 2008. Dr Polkinghorne had a long and highly distinguished academic career – he taught theoretical physics for many years, ...

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Insight into theology of Pope Benedict

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ will give an insight into Pope Benedict XVI’s theology in a lecture in St Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast, on Tuesday 29 January 2008. The lecture is entitled Pope Benedict’s Theology of Faith: A time of crisis and hope – also for Ireland? Michael Paul, a well-known author, currently dean of the faculty theology at ...

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