Dom Helder Camara

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

Some of us are lucky enough meet a person who profoundly changes our lives for the better.  For Don Mullen, author and film maker, that person was Brazilian born Bishop Dom Helder Camara who saw the presence of God in everything.  Dom Helder was born over a 100 years ago. In this piece from the […]

Reflection on Meditation

Posted on 03. Sep, 2020 in Faith and Justice, Spirituality

Meditation is increasingly becoming more popular as a way to unwind and clear the mind.  John Main was a very important figure in reviving the Christian Meditation.  In this piece from 2008, Eamon gives us an insight into why one should meditate and some practical guidelines on how to get started.

Saving the Children in the Philippians

Posted on 20. Aug, 2020 in Charity, Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

For over 30 years, Columban priest Fr. Shay Cullen has worked in the Philippines on behalf of children who are being sexually exploited, many of them as young as four.  He was also a Nobel Prize Nominee for his work with children worldwide. In this piece from the archive, first recorded in 2006, when he […]

Working with Chaplaincy

Posted on 20. Aug, 2020 in Community, Faith and Justice

In this piece form the archive, first recorded in 2005, Catherine Merry shares her experiences working with chaplaincy since 1979. She describes her role in the chaplaincy office as just being there to listen to the stories of the people that come in and talks about the challenges she faces in her job. Catherine is […]

Benedictines in Ireland

Posted on 13. Aug, 2020 in Faith and Justice, Saints, Vocation

For the month of August, Soul Waves Radio will be reliving some interviews from the past. First published in Sept 2005, this piece looks a Glenstal Abbey,  a Benedictine monastery in County Limerick. Colman O Clabaigh OSB is a monk of Glenstal Abbey, where he is the monastery librarian. In this interview he talks about the […]

Called to Do Justice

Posted on 16. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Vocation, Young people

JaNaé Bates works in Minneapolis USA as a minister in the United Methodist Church. She is a member of Isaiah, a grouping of religious organisations from Christian, Muslim, and other faith backgrounds working for racial and economic justice in the state of Minnesota. In this two part series with Pat Coyle, JaNaé talks about her […]

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Posted on 25. Jun, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

In this piece from June 14th 2006, we look at the story of Sr Briege. When Sr Briege was a young girl working in Dublin, she was introduced to the writings of Sister (as she was then) Elizabeth of the Trinity.  She still remembers vividly the effect they had on her and how her future […]

The New Fascism

Posted on 18. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Politics

Michael Kirwan SJ is a theologian with a particular interest in political theology who lectures in the Loyola Institute of Catholic theology in Trinity College Dublin. In this piece with Pat Coyle, he looks at what some commentators are calling ‘new fascism’. He says that it appears today as if we are almost replicating the processes […]

Laudato Tree

Posted on 11. Jun, 2020 in Achievement, Christian Values, Ecology, Faith and Justice

Laudato Tree is a project aimed at healing the planet and empowering its people. With the backing of Pope Francis and a gift of 1000 trees from Cardinal Tukson, the initiative will contribute towards The Great Green Wall  in the Sahel – a prime example of ecological conservation in action. Pope Francis endorsed the project on […]

Let Go and Let God

Posted on 28. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice

Irish Jesuit Brendan McManus’ latest book The Way to Manresa, has just been published by Loyola Press, Chicago.  In this second part of his story, he compares some of the spiritual understandings of his Ignatian Camino with the Twelve Steps Program, recognising how he needed to “Let Go and Let God”. The book is the […]