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Eucharistia on Flickr, courtesy of Fr Lawrence Lew OP

Godtalk: Thank God

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:58

At the Last Supper, Jesus makes himself a sign: he declares that the bread and wine, identified with his body and blood, are a sign of the world-changing events of Good Friday and Easter, and so a sign of the future, of God's future and God's promise.

Explore Your Archives campaign 2014

BY RSomerset

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:01

This week the Archives and Records Association has launched its second annual Explore Your Archives awareness campaign.

A Jesuit Chaplain celebrates Mass in the trenches

Jesuit Army Chaplains of the First World War - 2

BY GClapson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 09:57

Concluding Jack Mahoney SJ's investigation into the Wimbledon War Memorial to Jesuit Chaplains of the First World War

Fr Walter Montagu SJ 1886-1918

A Memorial to Jesuit Army Chaplains killed in action in WWI

BY JHellings

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:57

A quiet back garden in leafy Wimbledon is an unlikely place to find a war memorial dedicated to five Jesuit army chaplains who were killed in action during the First World War. Yet that is what some Jesuit students of Heythrop College found in 1972 when they moved into a secluded house in suburban SW19.

Open Bible

Godtalk: The Bible as Parable

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 15:40

When we read Scripture, we can't simply see it as a guidebook to good behaviour - particularly given the way some of the main protagonists behave. Instead, we should look to the Scriptures and see what they tell us about Christ by looking at the totality as a parable about Jesus.

Zerene Haddad of JRS Syria and Fr Dominic Robinson at a food bank in Lebanon

JRS Syria - dedicated to refugee education

BY JHellings

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:20

Fr Dominic Robinson SJ reports on his recent visit to the Lebanon to see how JRS Syria is responding to the crisis.

St Peter Claver & St Alphonsus Rodriguez

St Alphonsus Rodríguez SJ: sanctity through service

BY GClapson

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 15:11

For the Feast of St Alphonsus Rodriguez SJ, Patron Saint of Jesuit Brothers.

Detail from a 19th-century carved mother-of-pearl shell which is used in baptisms.

Godtalk: What Baptism Means

BY PKnott

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:18

Perhaps baptism ought to have some health warning attached to it; ‘If you take this step, if you go into these depths, it will be life-giving, but also dangerous.’ Jesus disciples discovered that as we see in the Gospels and gone on discovering it ever since. Like the saints before us we tread a dangerous path – which is at the same time the path to life in its fullness.

Patrice has worked as a child miner since he was eight

Mineral mines that bring misery

BY JHellings

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 17:35

Jesuit Missions’ Advocacy Consultant, George Gelber, represents the agency in a Jesuit network that is challenging mining companies over their ethical policies.

Paul VI

Godtalk: Human Sexuality

BY PKnott

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:01

At the end of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis beatified his predecessor, Pope Paul VI. In this week's Godtalk, Peter Knott SJ, argues that it's unfortunate the Paul VI is remembered negatively for Humanae Vitae, a document that was, in the end, prophetic.

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