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Views from Down Under

Piaras Jackson describes and illustrates his experience in Australia, where he spent two months working in Jesuit Communications, Melbourne, as part of his Masters in Media Studies, DCU. Completing the Masters in Journalism in DCU required spending eight weeks on a placement. I had thought that an experience in a commercial radio or print newsroom in Dublin might be useful, ...

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Jubilee celebration for Irish Loreto Sister in Calcutta

Sr Cyril, a Loreto sister in Calcutta, is well-known to the many Belvedere students who have worked on projects with her. She spoke challengingly at last week’s Gardiner St. Gospel Mass, on the 50th anniversary of her arrival in India. Sr Cyril IBVM, pioneer of education for street children in Calcutta, India and in many parts of India, preached at ...

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Cherishing our crèche-children equally?

David Gaffney is concerned that, more and more, parents are practically compelled to have their children spend an inordinate amount of time in crèche facilities, and that this may well have a negative impact on their development. The only meaningful contact which many a young commuting mother has nowadays with her infant during the working-week, is when the child wakes ...

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Listening and learning: dealing with the threat of suicide

Brendan McManus was at a conference of the Console Suicide Bereavement Group in Dublin on September 22. He was impressed by the concern and good sense of the speakers. The constant refrain of the day was that people must listen well to those who are at risk. As one whose family has been touched by suicide, I could relate to ...

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A conversion of mentalities needed in Europe and Africa

Africans need to be respected as the authors of their own future, according to the attendants at a recent conference of Scribani, a network of European Jesuit centres, working on questions of social justice in a European context. Cathy Molloy and Gerry O’Hanlon SJ attended on 6 to 9 September 2006. The second Scribani bi-annual conference – organised by the ...

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Ruined for life!

Mary Stokes had her life ‘ruined’ by spending a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Communities. Thanks to what she learned about community, spirituality and social justice, she can never look on the world the same way as before. Her experience abroad this summer reminded her how much she had changed. It’s true when former JVCers (people who did the Jesuit ...

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On holy ground

Paul Andrews reflects on what it means to him to be both priest and therapist. Both roles entail bringing people to good health, he says, and overall he is there to help people expand the ‘holy ground’ within their own hearts. Priest. Psychotherapist. Each of them demands a long and challenging training. What does it mean when you’re hyphenated, a ...

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Building faith, enhancing credibility

In an interview with RNN’s Eileen Good, Gerry O’Hanlon explains the thinking behind his article on the future of the Catholic Church in Europe, in The Future of Europe, a recent book of the Centre of Faith and Justice. ‘Europe and the Roman Catholic Church’ is the title of an article by Jesuit priest Gerry O’Hanlon, featured in The Future ...

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Fr McVerry calls for radical review of Irish prison system

In the new issue of the CFJ’s Working Notes, Peter McVerry SJ argues powerfully that there is almost no political commitment to rehabilitation in the Irish prison system, and he deplores the appalling conditions in St Patrick’s Institution. It is twenty-one years since the recommendation was made to shut down St Patrick’s Institution for Young Offenders. It was made in ...

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Father Browne’s Galway – EE O’Donnell

“Father Francis Browne’s photographs enjoy international acclaim. In this latest collection, he showcases the magnificent sights of Galway city and county, as well as her people and customs. There are some 42,000 photographs in the Father Browne archive. This is the third volume to be published by http://www.currach.ie/catalogue.php?&ISBN=1-85607-938-4 Currach Press, with Father Browne’s Trains and Railways and Father Browne’s Limerick, ...

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