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‘Passion and Persuasion’

Dr Audrey Nicholls, art curator, takes Pat Coyle on a tour of 'Passion and Persuasion', an exhibition of Jesuit-inspired paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition has been attracting considerable crowds.

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Exploring Jesuit Humanism

Conscience, competence, compassion and commitment, not solely as conventionally understood, are the key characteristics of a Jesuit humanism for today, according to Jesuit educationalist Dr David Tuohy SJ.

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Loyola Press – helping children with special needs

Irish born Jesuit Paul Campbell is the Publisher with Loyola Press in Chicago. He talks about the work of the press and a new initiative they’ve developed for children with special needs.

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Why bother praying? Debunking myths about God and prayer

Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard debunked many of the myths people believe about the role of God in human suffering in his last book, ‘Where the Hell is God?’ The controversy he stirred in that book, particularly about prayers of petition, has resulted in his just published book ‘Why Bother Praying?’ He talks here to Pat Coyle about this theme.

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Finding God in suffering

Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard’s sister Tracey was left a quadriplegic after a freak accident at the age of 28. In her daughter’s hospital room his mother asked – ‘Where the hell is God in all this?’ Her agonized question and his struggle with it resulted in the book entitled as the question. Listen here to a talk he gave on ...

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A talk by Sr Helen Prejean, ‘the death penalty nun’

Sr Helen Prejean, ‘the death penalty nun’ played by Susan Sarandon in the film ‘Dead Man Walking’, was the keynote speaker at the ‘Voices of Hope’ conference in Galway in October 2013. She was funny, thoughtful, provocative,sometimes irreverent, moving and powerful.

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