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Receive the Gospel of Christ: Matthew Charlesworth, S.J. ordained deacon

“Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you now are. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practise what you teach.” {click here to read the full text of the homily} These words, from the Book of Rites, were addressed by the Jesuit Archbishop of Ottawa, Terrence Prendergast, S.J.,  to Matthew Charlesworth, S.J., and three other candidates ordained deacon in Toronto last Saturday, May 23rd. Matthew is a South African Jesuit, a member of the British Province, ...

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Pope Francis delivers a speech during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, Vatican, 17 June 2015. EPA/MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI

Op-Ed:The Pope calls on humanity to protect the Earth

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” because of “unfettered greed and out-of-control consumption”, Pope Francis says, in what must be the most keenly anticipated papal document of modern times. It’s the first encyclical to be written by Francis and it’s an uncomfortable read – dealing with everything from climate change to the breakdown of human life and “blood diamonds.” It is also for everyone ...

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Fr. Nick King, S.J. to once again lead Winter Living Theology (WLT 2015)

The Jesuit Institute South Africa is proud to be hosting the New Testament scholar, Fr. Nicholas King SJ. Fr. King recently published a fresh new translation of the bible. He writes a weekly column on the Sunday Scriptures for The Southern Cross and is currently teaching at the Jesuit School of Ministry at Boston College in the USA. He has published extensively on the New Testament. Fr King will be in South Africa in June – July 2015 to lead ...

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