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An astronomers take on the first Jesuit Pope

Guy Consolmagno SJ is a Jesuit brother and Vatican astronomer. He gave the JCC a lengthy interview on a recent visit to Ireland just after the election of Pope Francis. In this short clip he talks about the first Jesuit Pope.

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The Irish Jesuit who lived with the Pope

In the late early eighties Fr James Kelly SJ lived for a number of years with Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis. He says his leadership skills were the best he’s ever seen. That, and more….

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Fr Jim Corkery SJ reflects on the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

Irish Jesuit theologian Jim Corkery studied under Josef Ratzinger and is the author of a book on his theology. This is a lecture he gave to the Irish Theological Association exploring the legacy of the theologian-pope. The last few minutes of his talk are missing.

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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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