Year of Mercy

On 8 December 2015 Pope Francis opened the holy door in the atrium of St Peter's Basilica in Rome. With this act he inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Mercy. God, the Pope said, “never tires of casting open the doors of his heart and of repeating that he loves us and wants to share his love with us. The Church feels the urgent need to proclaim God’s mercy.”

Pat Coyle speaks to Fr Gerry Whelan SJ in Rome about Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia. This document, Gerry remarks, is more significant, more ground-breaking, than a cursory reading of it would suggest. Gerry lectures in Theology in the Gregorian University, Rome.

Creating a climate of inclusivity

May 17, 2017

Donal Godfrey SJ has been honoured by the San Fransisco university (USF) for his "extraordinary service to the university and the community at large"

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‘Be ecclesial, not clerical,’ Pope tell Jesuits at GC36

October 24, 2016

Pope Francis set a precedent when he chose to meet with Jesuit delegates at GC36 in their own curia, instead of having them go to meet him

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Divining the future at GC36

October 7, 2016

John Guiney SJ says the last three days have been intense for the Jesuit delegates in Rome to elect their new leader

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Spreading Good News at Gardiner Street

March 23, 2016

Large numbers attended Gardiner Street Church both for this year's 'Novena of Grace and Mercy' and the "24 Hours for the Lord" Year of Mercy event.

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Pope asks people of Moyross for prayers

February 11, 2016

Tony O'Riordan SJ presented Pope Francis with a picture of Our Lady Undoer Of Knots from the shrine of the Corpus Christi parish church in Limerick. The Pope asked for...

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Moyross Jesuit ‘mercy envoy’ for Pope

February 5, 2016

Moyross Parish Priest Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ is one of seven hundred priests from around the world chosen by Pope Francis to play a special role in the Holy Year...

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Gardiner St Church ‘mercy door’

December 7, 2015

The parishioners of Gardiner St Church are preparing for the Jubilee Year of Mercy with the opening of a Holy Door into the Church and the tomb of Venerable Fr....

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Mercy abounds at ‘Retreats Ireland’

January 28, 2015

Piaras Jackson SJ and Brendan Comerford SJ of the Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality unexpectedly gave the keynote addresses at the annual Retreats Ireland gathering in Dromantine, Co. Down, Jan...

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