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To travel through the world

December 20, 2005

In the first of a series of Messenger articles, Gerry Bourke prepares us for the 500th anniversary of St. Francis Xavier’s birth (April 7, 2006) by recalling a life spent...

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“You didn’t know Ignatius was Irish?”

December 20, 2005

Loyola Productions has just brought out a film to commemorate the first Jesuits, AMDG – A World is Not Enough. Paul Campbell describes the project and notes that the actor...

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Jubilee year off to a great start

December 20, 2005

The Jubilee Year celebrations for St Francis Xavier began last Saturday with an impressive and well-attended Mass in Gardiner Street. Pat Coyle describes the atmosphere and the highlights. St Francis...

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Have homosexuals been barred from the priesthood?

December 2, 2005

December 2, 2005 Have homosexuals been barred from the priesthood? An examination of the recent Vatican document by Ron Mercier SJ The recent document from the Vatican entitled “An instruction...

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Resisting the Lord’s Resistance Army

November 28, 2005

November 28, 2005 Resisting the Lord’s Resistance Army Africa’s most forgotten and vicious war by John Guiney SJ Night time in Gulu, northern Uganda is haunting. On roads and streets...

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The making of a saint

November 4, 2005

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...

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“Just a lad of eighteen summers”

November 1, 2005

November 1, 2005 "Just a lad of eighteen summers" Kevin Barry exhibition in Belvedere by Oliver Murphy Last Tuesday, November 1, was the 85th anniversary of the execution of Kevin...

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Two for the road

October 20, 2005

John Dunne was present for a double-bash to send off John Humphreys before he moved over to Galway to take up his new post as rector of St. Ignatius. Double...

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The Republic and values

October 20, 2005

Though “Rip-off Republic” may not have touched on some of the greatest offending institutions in Ireland today, Eddie Hobbs used the programme effectively to point out some pretty grim facts...

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How will they come home to New Orleans?

October 20, 2005

Edmond Grace remembers a black musician he met in New Orleans in 1991, a man proud to be from that great city. Edmond ponders how Hurricane Katrina might have affected...

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