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The Messenger | March 2020


Rooted in Ignatian spirituality and catholic social teaching, The Sacred Heart Messenger covers a wide range of articles, observations and reflective prayer which give us food for thought in today’s materialistic world.


March 2020

This March, The Messenger reflects on the situation of the Church in China and gives some background on the problems and politics that the faithful face today; Gerry O’Hanlon SJ revisits the Synod on the Amazon, where Pope Francis declared that the myriad problems of that region will face the whole world in different ways; as St Patrick’s Day approaches, Vincent Sherlock encourages us to celebrate our culture and the difference we have made; and in an extract from his forthcoming book Did Jesus Really Exist? and 51 other questions, Nikolaas Sintobin SJ declares that Christians can learn from the insights of other religions. Our RE:LINK supplement offers some Mock exam revision for Junior Cert students. Plus all our regular features including gardening, crossword, prayer, young readers pages and a couple of delicious recipes from our readers.

A pull-out supplement for teenagers and younger readers that addresses the subject and concerns of Catholicism today. RE:LINK supports the Junior Cert curriculum and is an educational resource for all teachers of Religion Studies.

With schools across Ireland facing into the ‘Mock’ State exams in the coming weeks, Faith Quille provides a breakdown of the Junior Certificate Religious Education paper. This revision tool, which lists sections of the course, suggested timings for each section and some study tips, can be helpful to prepare for or reflect on the RE exam.