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Listening and learning: dealing with the threat of suicide

October 19, 2006

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...

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A conversion of mentalities needed in Europe and Africa

October 19, 2006

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...

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Ruined for life!

October 19, 2006

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...

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On holy ground

October 19, 2006

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...

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Building faith, enhancing credibility

October 19, 2006

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...

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Fr McVerry calls for radical review of Irish prison system

October 19, 2006

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...

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Father Browne’s Galway – EE O’Donnell

September 29, 2006

“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...

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If you sin, can you preach?

September 19, 2006

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...

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

September 19, 2006

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...

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Islam: opponent or partner?

September 19, 2006

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...

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