Welcome to Studies

Studies is a quarterly journal published by Messenger Publications, the publishing organisation of the Irish Jesuits.  Founded and in continuous publication since 1912, it examines Irish social, political, cultural and economic issues in the light of Christian values and explores the Irish dimension in literature, history, philosophy and religion.

Derek Scally’s book, The Best Catholics in the World is a detailed and critically-acclaimed journalistic account of this seismic upheaval in Irish society and culture. The autumn 2022 issue of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review comprises a spectrum of responses to this work driven by the tenet that an acknowledgment of and critical reflection on past mistakes presents genuine learning opportunities and the possibility of preventing comparable injustices in the future.