Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Posted on 05. Sep, 2019 in Baptism, Christian Values

Richard Leonard, an Australian Jesuit and best selling author has recently written a booked title, “Hatch, Match and Dispatch” looking at the history of Catholic sacraments. Approaching them in an accessible and engaging way, he examines the liturgy, ritual and theology behind them. He uses anecdotes from his own life to make the book come […]

The Origins of Lent

Posted on 28. Mar, 2019 in Baptism, Lent, Liturgy, Seasons of the Church Year

We take a look back at a piece with Sr. Marie Stuart who talks with Fr. Brendan Coffey of Glenstal Abbey about the origins of Lent.  The season of Lent coincides with spring time each year. Historically it has been associated with difficult, maybe even miserable times when the weather – in Ireland at any […]

The Quiet Revolution

Posted on 19. Jul, 2018 in Baptism, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Young people

Irish theologian Gerry O’Hanlon SJ examines the work and statements of Pope Francis saying that he wants to bring about a quiet revolution within the Catholic Church. He says that he wants to go back over 1000 years to a church which was more inclusive and and driven by the laity, essentially a ‘synodal’ church. […]

The Future of Catholic Education

Posted on 26. Oct, 2017 in Baptism, Christian Values, Church Teachings

Parents “are the first teachers in the way of the Faith,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin at a conference in Dublin on November 26th. The conference entitled “Where now for Faith Based Education – charting the future together,” brought together a diverse range of speakers to look at the role of Faith Based Education  in Ireland. […]

The Great Adventure

Posted on 26. Nov, 2015 in Baptism, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Gospel Values

Jeff Cavins is recognised both nationally and internationally as one of the most effective and engaging speakers In the Church today. He was recently in Ireland giving his presentation on “The Great Adventure: A Journey through the Bible”. His interactive programme helps people read the “big picture” of God’s plan in Sacred Scripture and understand its meaning […]

An tEasbog Caird

Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 in Achievement, Baptism, Church of Ireland, Uncategorized

Bhí suim faoi leith ag an tEasbog Caird sa Ghaeilg agus thug sé uchtach do luch leanúna na Gaeilge agus é ag dul thart timpeall na tíre ag caint ar chultúr is cúrsaí na teangan. Bhí a lán chairde aige imeasc na Gaeilgeoirí agus dar ndóighe bhí an-mheas air imeasc an phobail. Tá Aonghus Dwane […]

A Converted Atheist

Posted on 03. Jul, 2014 in Baptism, Church Teachings

Leah Libresco, who’d been a prominent atheist blogger for the religion website Patheos took the world by storm when two years ago she announced her decision to convert to Catholicism. After years of debating many “smart Christians,” she decided that her only option was to become one herself. Libresco, who had blogged under the banner “Unequally […]

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 […]

A Guide to Baptism

Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 in Baptism, Church Teachings, Family

The sacrament of Baptism welcomes a child into the family of God in a special way, it marks the beginning of the child’s journey of Faith. A new book  A Welcome for your Child – A Guide to Baptism for Parents by Julie Kavanagh and Maeve Mahon published by Veritas, is a practical guide for […]