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Jesuits in the rare oul times

The Winter 2007 issue of Company, the quarterly magazine of the US Jesuits, has an article by Eddie O’Donnell SJ on ‘Father Browne’s Jesuit Ireland’. It includes some great Fr Browne photos of Jesuits at Rahan, Milltown, Limerick, Clongowes, etc. View the article here.

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Launch of education booklet for migrants

Community Links has developed a new booklet for parents, entitled  “Your Child and Schools in Ireland”. It aims to give migrant and refugee parents clear information about education in Ireland, covering such topics as enrolment, the different types of primary and secondary schools, health checks, getting financial help for sending children to school, special educational needs, and language support. It ...

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Darwin, Dawkins and theology

One of the world’s leading experts on evolution will take issue with Richard Dawkins’ views on science and God in a public lecture at the Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2, on Thursday 21 February at 8.00pm. Simon Conway Morris, Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology at Cambridge, will speak about the current widespread misuse of Darwinian theory. According to Professor Conway ...

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Jesuit Assistants announced

Tuesday 12 February 12, during a plenary session of the General Congregation, Father General announced the appointment of Regional Assistants. The Western Europe Assistant is Antoine Kerhuel, a French sociologist, expert on the European Union. He has been director of the Centre de recherche et d’actions sociales (Ceras) and editor of Projet. Born in 1957, he has most recently been ...

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Rediscovering the Trinity today

The Milltown Institute is holding an international conference on the Trinity on Friday 15 to Saturday 16 February. The full title of the conference is Rediscovering the Trinity Today: Theological, Spiritual and Aesthetic Perspectives. Speakers include Prof Philip Sheldrake, Prof John May, Prof Finbarr Clancy, Dr Gesa Thiessen, Dr Rik van Nieuwenhove, Dr Declan Marmion and Katherine Fitzpatrick, MA. For ...

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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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