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Change we can believe in, No. 1

October 1, 2015

DERMOT ROANTREE :: One of the features of the current pontificate is that it has given rise to unending chatter about the Church and change. Sometimes the talk is about...

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Pope Francis and the death of the global economy

September 21, 2015

TOM CASEY SJ :: Imagine the world economy actually collapses during Pope Francis’ visit to the USA. Okay, what I’m saying sounds really far-fetched. In fact, the statistical probability of...

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The love of a big hug

August 19, 2015

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Last January Pope Francis remarked that going to confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to get a stain removed: "It’s about going to...

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A light through the darkness

June 26, 2015

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Our humanity tells us that we are vulnerable people, that we need each other for love, intimacy and wholeness. As Christians, we believe that God is...

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The marriage referendum: Why I voted yes

June 4, 2015

EDMOND GRACE SJ :: What gay people are looking for, access to marriage, is itself a good, and when the state denies them access it causes an intense, counter-productive hostility,...

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The Irish Referendum – discerning the spirits

May 28, 2015

GERRY O'HANLON SJ :: The 'yes' side in the recent marriage referendum won a decisive victory. The Church, as Archbishop Martin has acknowledged, needs a reality check. But what shape...

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Anzac, archives and the bullshit detector

May 6, 2015

DAMIEN BURKE :: Six Jesuits, five of them Irish-born, served with the Anzac forces at Gallipoli. There are good reasons to commemorate this ill-fated event. Jingoism, however, is not one...

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REVIEW: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 6, 2015

FILM REVIEW FROM AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR FILM AND BROADCASTING :: This recent release is an entertaining, worthy successor to the Marvel Avenger movies that have preceded it

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Following your nose

April 17, 2015

PAULA NOLAN :: In the past the world was full of 'people smells', but many of them were replaced by the scents of the cosmetic/pharmaceutical industry. All the old smells...

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Why aren’t we afraid of nuclear war?

April 2, 2015

TOM CASEY SJ :: As foreign ministers from major world powers hammer out a deal with Iran at a nuclear negotiating table in Lausanne, the troubling question of the annihilation...

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