The re-birth of Patrick Kavanagh

March 29, 2023

JOHN BIRD :: A look at Kavanagh's fascinating essay in 'Studies' (1959) about his transformation on the banks of the Grand Canal after his cancer treatment.

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Nationalism and the Christian call to solidarity

June 7, 2022

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Attachment to one's nation should not entail a lessening of one's sense of belonging to wider humanity.

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Studies: Ireland and the Irish

December 18, 2020

Literary images of Irish life and identity dominate the winter issue of Studies, but it is the high moral image in John Hume's politics that takes centre stage

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Preserving Tonga culture

August 20, 2019

Padraig Swan, who has been visiting the Zambia-Malawi Province for many years, reports on the process of transferring archives of Tonga culture to an online platform

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: a reflection on the movements

November 20, 2018

BRENDAN McMANUS :: An Ignatian reflection on the life of Freddie Mercury in the light of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', Briyan Singer's 2018 film

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Don’t blame Christians for Stephen Fry ‘blasphemy’ nonsense

May 17, 2017

No specific religious group wants Ireland's blasphemy law. The Stephen Fry fracas merely distracts from the real causes of scandal in Ireland.

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‘The long learning of love’

November 10, 2015

'The long learning of love' was how Michael Paul Gallagher RIP described his life shortly before he died. Jesuit, family and friends having been paying tribute to him.

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‘Passion and Persuasion’

April 15, 2015

Dr Audrey Nicholls, art curator, takes Pat Coyle on a tour of 'Passion and Persuasion', an exhibition of Jesuit-inspired paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition has been...

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Jesuits and the Arts

April 1, 2015

"The Society of Jesus was probably the most prolific patron of the arts in the Baroque era". This was the bold claim made by renowned historian John O'Malley SJ during...

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The trouble with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

February 25, 2015

RICHARD LEONARD SJ :: Richard Leonard thinks that '50 Shades of Grey' is somewhat tragic. In interview with Pat Kenny on Newstalk he asks if this is the way we...

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