Youth2000 – An Activated Movement.

Posted on 17. Apr, 2014 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Gospel Values

Conor Deane went to speak with James Mahon the leader of an amazing youth group within the Catholic Church that started from humble beginnings and today has grown into a national movement and indeed an all island movement. James Mahon is a young man who has placed his career as a lawyer on hold to […]

Dominican Ecology Centre Wicklow

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 in Church Teachings, Community, Ecology

Conor Deane went to speak with Sr Marian O’Sullivan in the Dominican Convent in Wicklow about the work they do within the Ecology Centre. An Tairseach, is the Irish word for threshold and it suggests a new beginning, an alternative and more sustainable way of working with the land as well as a renewed relationship with the whole community of life, human […]

African Chaplaincy To Ireland

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 in Chaplaincy, Missionary, Prayer, Working Abroad

Conor Deane went to speak with Fr. Cornelius a Vincentian priest who lives in Castleknock who is here to minister to the wider African Catholic communities that reside in Dublin. Fr. Cornelius is like so many Africans now living in Ireland in the way that they seek to contribute to the richness of Irish culture, daily […]

Remembering Rwanda 20 Years On.

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 in Faith and Justice, Poverty, Volunteering, War / Civil Unrest

Conor Deane went to speak with Eamonn Meehan CEO of Trócaire about Remembering Rwanda 20 Years On. The genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda in 1994 was one of the most horrific chapters of the 20th century. In just 100 days up to one million people were killed, mostly members of the minority Tutsi […]

Apostolate Of Prayer For Seminarians

Posted on 04. Apr, 2014 in Charity, Community, Gospel Values, Prayer, Uncategorized, Vocation

Conor Deane went out to Stillorgan to talk with Frank Bodley about his initiative to get the faithful praying for the seminarians. The initiative began in 2008 and today it has almost 4,000 people now praying with Frank for a particular seminarian without the knowledge of that seminarian until many years later and by accident […]

Blessed Pope John Paul II Awards

Posted on 04. Apr, 2014 in Achievement

  Fr. Paul Farren of the Archdiocese of Derry a number of years ago decided to establish the John Paul II Awards. Since it’s inauguration it has grown steadily in popularity among the various diocese and the teenagers who embark on their adventure towards becoming more mature and taking ownership of their own faith within […]

Mothers Day Celebrated In African Style

Posted on 04. Apr, 2014 in Gospel Values, Liturgy, Music

THE AFRICAN CATHOLIC Chaplaincy in the Dublin Archdiocese celebrated Mothers’ Day in style at St Finian’s Church in Swords. The chaplaincy was founded a number of years ago with the aim of celebrating the Catholic Mass in a generic African style in parishes within the Dublin Archdiocese once a month. Mass was concelebrated with His […]

Shen Yun

Posted on 28. Mar, 2014 in Art, Eastern Spirituality, Spirituality, Theatrical Reviews

Shen Yun 2014 – To date millions of people around the world have seen Shen Yun shows, a kind of Chinese Riverdance on steroids to put it crudely but even more refined and artistic in terms of the level of detail, music, dance and artwork. These shows carry a strong Chinese moral and spiritual ethic […]

Mindfulness & Awakening

Posted on 28. Mar, 2014 in Book Reviews, Meditation, Spirituality

Conor Deane spoke with author Martina Lehane Sheehan about her most recent book “Mindfulness And Spiritual Awakening.” “Mindfulness is a both a meditation & a way of life” states author Martina Sheehan. In her new book Martina Lehane Sheehan, who is the director of retreats at Ennismore Retreat Centre in Cork, seeks to guide and […]

A Sacrament Shared

Posted on 27. Mar, 2014 in Baptism, Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Gospel Values, Pope John 23rd

  If anyone is worried about how clergy of the Christian churches are getting on with their common witness they may be inspired by the celebration of the sacrament of baptism that took place in Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire earlier in March.  In a unique and very moving ceremony Monsignor Dan O’Connor, Parish Priest of […]