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Is it still relevant to have devotion to saints?

Spirit Moves is a topical discussion programme on RTE which explores ethical issues that arise from current news events. Presenter, Susan McReynolds, and guests also explore questions of life and death that affect us all

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Sickness and health in Ireland

The ‘Studies’ winter issue by Fergus O’Donoghue. In Sickness and in Health is the theme of our new issue. Our aim is to examine what, in the first article, John Waters describes as “The Health of Irish Society”. So, we look at specific aspects of our Health System: Hospice Care, Parasuicide, the Anti-Smoking Crusade; all of these are highly relevant. ...

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Muslim reaction to Pope has air of “organised indignation”

In an interview with Brendan McManus SJ, Fr Fergus O’Donoghue argues that the Pope is right to regret the effects of his words but not to withdraw his point about faith and reason. The Muslim response, he adds, seems more a political manoeuvre than spontaneous indignation. The Pope quoted a document from the 1390s in which Emperor Manuel II Paleologos ...

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The making of a saint

November 4, 2005 The making of a saint The story of the recently canonised Alberto Hurtado SJ by Fergus O’Donoghue SJ Alberto Hurtado and his wife Ana Cruchaga were a poor and very united couple, living in the town of Vina del Mar in Chile, when their first child was born on 22 January 1901 and was named after his father. His brother Miguel was born two years later, but Alberto was only four when his father died. Ana had to sell the family property to pay debts and moved her little family to the capital, Santiago. They lived with relatives and had to move often. At the age of eight

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