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The greatness of Oscar Romero

On 14 October, Pope Francis will canonise Blessed Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop who was martyred on 24 March 1980

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Remembering the Great War chaplains

At a recent centenary commemoration, archivist Damien Burke spoke about the Irish Jesuit chaplains at Messines, Flanders, including Fr Willie Doyle

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Saint Claude de la Colombière and Sacred Heart devotion in Ireland

It was the fruitful friendship of Saint Claude de la Colombière and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque that spurred the development and popularity of the devotion to the Sacred Heart in the seventeenth century, and it still continues today.

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Saint Edmund Campion

One of many Catholics to suffer at the hands of the English government in the wake of Henry VIII’s separation from the Church of Rome, Saint Edmund Campion was forced to flee Britain because of his beliefs and, upon returning to his homeland less than a decade later as a missionary, he was executed for them.

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Archival riches in Rome

Fr Brian Mac Cuarta SJ, Director of the Archives of the central government for the worldwide Society of Jesus, was interviewed recently by Vatican Radio

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