Jesuit assesses new Ireland at youth festival

July 29, 2008

“The atmosphere is great – it’s like Mayo’s answer to the Oxegen music festival.” So said Ann Lee, the Youth Ministry Director at Knock Shrine, talking about the Knock Summer...

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Youth festival with a difference

July 8, 2008

It’s summertime, and young people’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of festivals. There’s Oxegen and the Electric Picnic, of course; but a surprise attraction for as many as 1,000 young...

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The mind of Benedict

February 26, 2008

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, was back in Ireland recently to deliver a lecture on the theology of Pope...

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Renewing a friendship between art and spirituality

September 18, 2007

At the recent Arts and Spirituality seminar in Manresa, Michael Paul Gallagher drew attention to our need to re-negotiate our self-understanding constantly, and to the role of narrative, of story-telling,...

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What hope for faith in the new Ireland?

June 19, 2007

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ spoke to almost 400 priests at a recent Dublin Diocesan conference. He explored such issues as changes in Irish culture, the challenge of post-modernism, and the...

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The Pope: a scholar and a gentleman

January 19, 2007

Michael Paul Gallagher, Dean of Theology at the Gregorian University, has watched Pope Benedict from close quarters and has been very impressed. He speaks about the pope to Piaras Jackson...

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