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Fr Jim Corkery SJ reflects on the first Jesuit Pope

Jesuit theologian Jim Corkery is co-author of a recently published book on the history of the papacy. If he updates it, Pope Francis has already given him plenty to write about, as is clear from this wide-ranging interview with Pat Coyle.

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Brendan McManus SJ on Tertianship

In this interview Brendan McManus SJ likens the tertianship training year, part of the Jesuit cycle of formation, to taking apart a tractor engine and — of course — putting it back together.

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Bruce Bradley SJ on the future development of Irish Education

The need for radical reform of the Irish education system is what Minister Ruairi Quinn advocates in the summer edition of the influential Jesuit journal Studies. And editor Bruce Bradley SJ has invited a number of vested interest groups to respond. He talks to Pat Coyle about this latest contribution to the conversation on what kind of education system we ...

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The life of an Irish francophile, Conor Harper, SJ

Conor Harper SJ has recently received the prestigious medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Ambassador for his services to the french community in Ireland over the past forty years. He talks here to Pat Coyle about what his intimate connection with France has meant to him during this time.

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James Corboy SJ, Bishop of Monze

Catherine Dunne RSHM, talks to Pat Coyle about her book on the life of Limerick born James Corboy SJ, much beloved Bishop of Monze, Zambia.

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Eyes to the Heavens: Where a scientist finds God

Guy Consolmagno SJ is one of the Vatican astronomers in Castel Gandolfo. In this interview he talks about star gazing, truth, beauty, and how the cosmos can give us an insight into God and evil.

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Gesa Thiessen reflects on the state of Ecumenism today

Theologian Gesa Thiessen is an assistant Lutheran minister in Dublin. She believes that the ecumenical project is going through a time of winter. But she does see shoots of hope especially in women who have remained faithful to and challenging of their faith.

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Year Of Faith: The Popes take on celebrating Vatican II

Theologian Gerry Whelan SJ, recently wrote an article looking at what the Church calls ‘The Year of Faith’ – a way of celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II. He talks here to Pat Coyle about what he wrote and how we might work together on creating our own ‘year of faith’.

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