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Ferns: a pastoral response in a ministry to young adults

December 20, 2005

Last Sunday, Gerry Clarke presided at the Gospel Mass in Gardiner Street. He reflects here on how he approached the matter of the Ferns Report in the homily. Reading the...

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When children are forced to kill

December 20, 2005

As one project to commemorate the anniversary of St Francis Xavier, the JRS is sponsoring the making of a film about former child soldiers in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia....

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Both sides now – the EU and Globalisation

December 20, 2005

Does the EU need more integration or less to meet the challenges posed by globalisation? Eugene Quinn, Director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, reports on a lively...

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Not so long a way from Clare to here

December 20, 2005

Pat Coyle recounts her heart-lifting experience of addressing novena congregations brought together by the Pioneers in Kilrush and Shannon, Co. Clare – over 1000 people in all! The lovely west...

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Decoding ‘The twelve days of Christmas’

December 20, 2005

Barney McGuckian examines a theory that the popular Christmas song ‘The twelve days of Christmas’ might have been a 16th century coded message invented by Jesuits to communicate the tenets...

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Finding Ireland’s favourite saint

December 20, 2005

It all came down to two great men – St Padre Pio and St Anthony – but which one of them would be crowned Ireland’s favourite Saint? ‘Gerry Ryan Show’...

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To travel through the world

December 20, 2005

In the first of a series of Messenger articles, Gerry Bourke prepares us for the 500th anniversary of St. Francis Xavier’s birth (April 7, 2006) by recalling a life spent...

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“You didn’t know Ignatius was Irish?”

December 20, 2005

Loyola Productions has just brought out a film to commemorate the first Jesuits, AMDG – A World is Not Enough. Paul Campbell describes the project and notes that the actor...

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Jubilee year off to a great start

December 20, 2005

The Jubilee Year celebrations for St Francis Xavier began last Saturday with an impressive and well-attended Mass in Gardiner Street. Pat Coyle describes the atmosphere and the highlights. St Francis...

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The making of a saint

November 4, 2005

November 4, 2005 The making of a saint The story of the recently canonised Alberto Hurtado SJ by Fergus O’Donoghue SJ Alberto Hurtado and his wife Ana Cruchaga were a...

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