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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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Jesuit brother launches new single

Tom Phelan SJ

Tom Phelan is a biker, traditional musician and Jesuit brother. After his mother’s death last year he felt the best tribute he could pay her was to compose a song in her honour which is now getting airplay on radio and is available on iTunes. He spoke to Pat Coyle about his unconventional life as a Jesuit.

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Bruce Bradley SJ on the story of Irish Jesuit Journal ‘Studies’

Studies is a Jesuit periodical founded in 1912. Its aim was to make a real contribution to the country’s cultural, social, political and religious debates. And it certainly realized that aim, as current editor Bruce Bradley SJ tells Pat Coyle.

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Preparing to climb Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro beckons for the pupils of Crescent College Limerick – will all their hard work and training pay off as they try to climb to the top of the famous mountain and raise money for the suicide charity Console? They talk to Pat Coyle about the adventure of a lifetime..

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Vatican reporter John Allen on the Vatican’s response to the clerical sexual abuse crisis

Four interviews from the 2011 Conference on ‘Broken Faith’, relating to the clerical sex-abuse issue in Ireland. The conference was organised by the Irish Jesuits and held in Milltown Park, Dublin 6. Interviews are by Ms Pat Coyle, Director of Communications for the Irish Jesuit Province.

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