Bible Thoughts on Housing Crisis

Posted on 15. Feb, 2018 in Charity, Christian Values, Economy, Faith and Justice

Dr Kevin Hargaden from the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has written a lenten retreat with a difference to make us consider homeless in the context of Christianity.  ‘Home Thoughts from the Bible in a Time of Housing Crisis” is seven week retreat for Lent exploring the theme of homelessness in the bible from […]

Surprised by Fire

Posted on 07. Dec, 2017 in Book Reviews, Charity, Christian Values, Gospel Values, Volunteering

Author of Suprised by Fire, Martina Lehane Sheenan spoke about where we get our happiness from. She pointed to studies that showed that most of our happiness comes, not from our external belongings, but from our own inner attitude. She spoke with Miriam Gormally about how happiness shouldn’t necessarily been seen as something outside of […]

Saving Sight

Posted on 26. Oct, 2017 in Charity, Christian Values, Humanitarian Aid

Declan White, from Sightsavers, a charity dedicated to preventing blindness, says that a remarkable 75% of blindness could be treated. He also points to the global inequality that there 39 million blind people in the world, but 90% of them are living in developing countries. He explains the many causes of blindness to Miriam Gormally […]

Details of John Sullivan’s Beatification

Posted on 04. May, 2017 in Charity, Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Gospel Values, Saints

Fr John Sullivan SJ will be beatified at 11 am on 13 May, 2017 in Gardiner Street Church. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and he will be assisted by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. The Church of Ireland Archbishop of […]

Self Help for East Africa

Posted on 06. Apr, 2017 in Charity, Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Natural Disasters

As we come to the end of our own Lenten fasts and head into the abundance of Easter, it is important to remember the Global food inequalities that exist. More than 20 million people in Africa today are in urgent need of food, as the world responds to a humanitarian crisis that the United Nations […]

Josiane -The girl from the Trócaire Box

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 in Charity, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Young people

Josiane Umumarashavu, accompanied by Sr. Ancille recently visited Ireland from Rwanda. Josiane was the face of the Trócaire Lent campaign box in 2004 and Sr. Ancille has worked tireless on women’s rights since the genocide. The inclusion of women was considered one of the primary means to rebuild the country after genocide – Rowanda now […]

Scorsese’s Silence

Posted on 15. Dec, 2016 in Book Reviews, Charity, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Eastern Spirituality, Faith and Justice, Film Reviews, Gospel Values

Martin Scorsese considered joining the priesthood before becoming a director and that interest is certainly obviously in Silence, his most theologically dense film yet. James Martin SJ, an advisor on the film said ‘it was like a prayer’. An adaptation of the book by Shūsaku Endō, it follows two 17th century Jesuit priests, Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) […]

Trócaire Gifts

Posted on 15. Dec, 2016 in Charity, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Trócaire gifts bring a welcome antidote to the madness of Christmas excess. Eoghan Rice, Head of Communications at Trócaire talks about how people can give the gift of solar lamps and olive trees instead of buying socks or chocolates that people may not even want. He points out that their Christmas appeal this year is […]

Friend of the Poor: Mary Aikenhead

Posted on 10. Nov, 2016 in Charity, Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation, Young people

Friend of the Poor: Mary Aikenhead is a book by Rosaleen Crossan RSC looking at the life of this extraordinary Cork woman who founded The Religious Sisters of Charity. It traces her life and inspiration. Born into incredible wealth and privilege, she decided to abandon all of that and dedicate her life to serving the poor. Last year […]

Jesuits elect first non-European leader

Posted on 20. Oct, 2016 in Charity, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

For the first time, the Jesuits have elected a non-European as their Superior General. The 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus has elected Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, of the Venezuelan Province. Father Arturo Sosa was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 12, 1948. He has a Ph.D in Political Science from the Universidad […]