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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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If you sin, can you preach?

The fact that some clergy are implicated in wrong-doing should not deter preachers from proclaiming the Word of God clearly, David Gaffney holds. Sermons have always been delivered by sinners to sinners. Clergy in Southern Italy and neighbouring parts have appeared in court charged with the embezzlement of huge sums of money. If these clerics are found guilty, does it ...

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They won’t believe you’re coming until they see you

Gerrry Clarke looks back on an extraordinary fortnight at the Makoba Mission, South Africa, with a group from Belvedere and from Friends in Ireland. Their mission: to build the walls of a wash-house for children suffering from AIDS. Our mission was to raise the walls of a wash house for the children orphaned by AIDS at the Makoba Mission near ...

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Islam: opponent or partner?

Michael Hurley regrets that the Pope’s recent reference to Islam in the University of Regensburg will hinder the necessary development of a partnership with all people of faith. Sometime in the 1960s, a book appeared with the title Rome: Opponent or Partner? The author was suggesting that the time had come for his fellow-Protestants to consider the Roman Catholic Church ...

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Evie Hone windows relocated to Gardiner Street

Brendan McManus reports on the five Evie Hone windows originally in University Hall which will be presented formally in the Ignatian Room, Gardiner Street, on Sunday, 1 October. Five Evie Hone stained glass windows, relocated from the former student residency, University Hall, will be unveiled in the Ignatian Room, St. Francis Xavier Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1.Sunday, 1st Oct. ...

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What separates the Sunni from the Shiite Muslims?

Martin McDermott has spent over 35 years in the Middle East. In this interview with Pat Coyle, he provides valuable insights into the theological and political differences within Islam. Fr. Martin McDermott from the US has been in Beirut for the last 35 years, before that he lived in Baghdad, and he did his doctorate in Islamic Studies. It proved ...

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Jubilee gathering in Loyola

Brian O’Leary was one of around 180 people from around the world, many of them Jesuits, who attended a conference in Loyola this August on the history, theology and cultural influence of St Ignatius’s Exercises. One of the major events of this Jubilee Year was held in Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius, from 20-26 August 2006. Around 180 participants ...

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Muslim reaction to Pope has air of “organised indignation”

In an interview with Brendan McManus SJ, Fr Fergus O’Donoghue argues that the Pope is right to regret the effects of his words but not to withdraw his point about faith and reason. The Muslim response, he adds, seems more a political manoeuvre than spontaneous indignation. The Pope quoted a document from the 1390s in which Emperor Manuel II Paleologos ...

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Fear and loving in Chile

In this interview for 3R Productions with Pat Coyle, Michael O’Sullivan looks back over his days as a priest in Pinochet’s Chile and expresses his delight at the recent election of Michelle Bachelet to the Chilean presidency. The recent election of Michelle Bachelet as Chile’s first woman President was a landmark day in that country’s turbulent history. Ms Bachelet, a ...

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Dublin’s pro-cathedral to receive St Claude’s relics

After a truly successful series of events around the country, with thousands arriving to pray at each venue to which the relics of St Claude were brought, the relics are due in Dublin before being brought back to France, writes Bernard McGuckian SJ. The relics of St Claude La Colombière will arrive at the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin on the evening ...

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