20100112

John Dardis SJ appointed head of CEP

January 12, 2010

John Dardis SJ has been appointed president of the Conference of European Provincials and will take up his post at the end of October. He has been Provincial of Ireland...

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Cecil McGarry SJ Memorial Fund

January 12, 2010

The Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus has established a memorial fund to honour the life and memory of Fr Cecil McGarry SJ. Cecil, who died in Nairobi,...

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JRS calendar available for 2010

January 12, 2010

JRS Ireland’s Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar 2010 is available now. Aimed at raising awareness of diversity in Ireland, it marks the feast days of many faiths as well as national...

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Pioneering efforts in South Africa

January 12, 2010

Mayo man and active Pioneer Muredach Tuffy recently returned from South Africa where he was  building homes for – and links with – the people of South Africa. Muredach, a...

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Where four Provinces meet…

January 12, 2010

A group of 18 Jesuits, mainly in formation, met in Manresa, Dublin, from 28-31 December 2009 to discuss and discern possible Inter-Provincial collaboration between British, Irish, Dutch and Flanders provinces....

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The cause of Mary Ward

January 12, 2010

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto sisters) were given great cause to celebrate on 19 December last when Pope Benedict declared their foundress, Mary Ward, ‘Venerable’. This is...

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Film review: A Serious Man

January 12, 2010

(Film review of Joel and Ethan Coen’s recent movie, A Serious Man, by Brendan Staunton SJ.) A Serious Man is a serious film, raising serious questions. Why do bad things...

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Strong finish to 2009 for JRS Ireland

January 12, 2010

Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland has extended a “huge thank-you” to all those who made donations to its Christmas Toy Appeal. With their help, the JRS was able to distribute presents...

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JESUITICA: Voltaire’s education

January 12, 2010

Even though he was an inveterate opponent of the Catholic Church, to the end of his days Voltaire felt deep gratitude to the Jesuits who had educated him. He never...

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Short notices

January 12, 2010

Peter McVerry appeared on Joe Duffy’s Spirit Level on RTE 1, one of three guests invited to present a “20-20 vision for Ireland” coming into the new year. He spoke...

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