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A man of many talents

Jesuits, family and friends paid tribute to Paul Andrews SJ, who passed away in Cherryfield Nursing home on Tuesday 27 November

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How Jesuits dress

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: At my first Mass I voiced the hope that I would not have to wear black all my life; but I did not anticipate all the issues that would arise over dress, and the sartorial decisions for which I was unprepared.

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Losing a generation

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: Next Friday, 19 June, marks the 64th anniversary of an appalling accident near Munich, Germany, in which sixteen Jesuits were killed (15 German and one British) when their truck was hit by a train.

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A change to child benefits?

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: When a girl becomes pregnant, whether or not she is happy with the fact, she is vulnerable and in need of help. So too is her unborn child. How can society attend to these new needs?

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Raising consciousness about alcohol

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: The Pioneer Association was established by the Jesuits in 1898 in response to a chronic alcohol problem in this country. Things are by no means better today. How can we raise consciousness on this issue?

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Sisters in conflict

PAUL ANDREWS SJ :: On Tuesday 3 March, Clongowes and Belvedere will line out against each other in the semi-final of the Leinster Schools rugby cup. The encounter, however, is unlikely to match the drama of the 1926 final between these two sides.

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Why Mass should be called Mass, not Eucharist or Liturgy

Some Catholics tend to play down the term ‘Mass’ in favour of ‘Liturgy’ or ‘Eucharist’. Paul Andrews regrets this tendency. ‘Mass’, he argues, is more consonant with the culture of Catholics at large — and ultimately is more ecumenical. This is a dangerous operation. The last piece I wrote for AMDG led to a bombardment of the editor and the ...

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Women with child

Paul Andrews stresses the need for people to perceive pregnancy positively and for society to respond compassionately to the needs of women at this vulnerable time of their lives, no matter what the circumstances of the pregnancy are. Do you remember the abortion referendum of 2002? Less than 43% of the population had bothered to vote. We were glad to ...

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The opposite of stability

It is a grace, not a curse, to be born into an age of instability, argues Paul Andrews. Jesus himself sought to rock people in their comfortable worlds, and this remains a feature of life for those who follow him. The church is sometimes seen as a force for stability in society. In the French Revolution, the Italian Risorgimento and ...

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