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A deepening of faith with the Messenger

The Sacred Heart Messenger for the month of March contains a wide-range of articles such as decision-making with Brian Grogan SJ, the life of Saint Patrick with John Scally, and tracker mortgages with Kevin Hargaden.

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Lent 2018: Week 2 – The risk of leaving our father’s home

Read Genesis 12 The reader cannot fail to note the decisive break between the end of Genesis chapter 11, where we come to the end of the story about Babel with a family tree, and Genesis chapter 12, where a new character is introduced. God makes his presence known to Abram, a pagan who lived with his father Terah, in ...

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Lent 2018: Week 1 – The first eviction

Read Genesis 1-3 Let us begin at the beginning. To do that – to read Genesis 1-3 again at the start of Lent – we must begin by putting aside the tragi-comic, modern readings of these chapters. While Christians have good reasons to study and marvel at the discoveries of cosmologists about the start of the universe and biologists about ...

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Lent, the bible and the housing crisis

Kevin Hargaden, social justice theologian with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has written a lenten retreat with a difference, in order to make a difference

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Home thoughts from the Bible: Introduction

The story the bible tells begins with the making of home. Scholars often note how Genesis 1 and 2 depict God crafting an ordered universe out of chaos as a sort of palace garden, a place where he can dwell in harmony with his creatures. The story of the bible ends with the making of home. Scholars often note how ...

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Getting under the skin of racism in Ireland

KEVIN HARGADEN :: We Irish have no right to imagine that racism is a problem just for other countries, particularly given the way we treat the Travelling Community

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The ‘normalcy’ of homelessness

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The recent spate of harsh language around homelessness expresses a dangerous trend in our society. This is something Christians should be furious about.

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Ivory towers or places of power?

The Irish Centre for Faith and Justice is a participant in a major initiative involving Jesuit universities trying to make an impact on issues of global concern

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Grenfell and the Good Samaritan

KEVIN HARGADEN :: At the core of the tragedy of Grenfell Tower lies the chronic failure of a market-driven society to acknowledge the Gospel's radical call to hospitality and care.

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The rich life or the good life?

How does wealth encourage or hinder joy? A recent multi-disciplinary conference came up with some interesting answers

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