University Chaplaincy

Posted on 22. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Faith Groups, Schools

At this time of year many students are returning to University or starting to go for the first time. For many it is an exciting experience, for others it is a lonely time. Miriam Gormally met with Fr. Leon Ó Giolláin S.J. who is one of the Chaplains in UCD. He talked about some of […]

Loving Sister Earth

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Environment, Faith Groups

“Everything is interconnected, and this invites us to develop a spirituality of that global solidarity which flows from the mystery of the Trinity.” This is the quote from Pope Francis which inspires Loving Sister Earth. On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October, they will be leading creative prayer rituals, which will be live streamed globally […]

Church in a Pluralist Society

Posted on 31. Mar, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups

The Loyola Institute in Trinity college is organising a conference titled, The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society – Good Riddance or Good Influence? It will take place in Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Con Casey, who has an interest in inter-religious dialogue, believes it to be a “question of great relevance” and that the […]

The Pope answers Children’s questions

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in Community, Faith Groups, Family, Media, Pope Francis, Schools

Clara O’Gormain, a 12-year-old young Irish girl features in Pope Francis’ latest book, Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters From Children Around the Word, which is published by Irish Messenger Publications and Loyola Press USA. (March 2016) Clara comes from Galway and joined 259 children from other countries including Russia, Syria, Australia and Nigeria. […]

Mercy for our Hearts

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 in Church Teachings, Faith Groups, Pilgrimage

In this Year of Mercy, Bishop Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore looks at some of the initiatives taking place in his parish. He talks about some of the more imaginative ideas they will be introducing, from the interesting to the compassionate. He explains that all doors will be open and all confessions will be heard. […]

The Sister’s Café

Posted on 18. Feb, 2016 in Community, Faith Groups, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Relationships, Vocation

Margaret Cartwright A new pop up café is to open its doors on 25 February in the Dominican Adult Education Centre in Blackrock. The “Sister’s Cafe”  it is being run in conjunction with vocations Ireland and is aimed at developing awareness among young women of the role that Irish Sisters play in society. Director of […]

Charismatic Movement

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups, Gospel Values

Sr. Bridget Dunne is the joint chair of the national service committee for charismatic renewal. Sr Bridget has been involved in the movement for 46 years. She talks about how we can use all parts of our body to praise Jesus and renew the Holy Spirit in our lives. Here she talks with Conor Deane […]

Parish of the Travelling People

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups, Grief, Pilgrimage, Pope Francis

Fr. Michael McCullagh recently travelled to Rome with the Parish of the Travelling People to meet Pope Francis. It was to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Parish of the Travelling People. Fr. Michael was their first parish priest and their current priest, Fr. Derek Farrell invited him along. The celebration was […]

From Atheist to Alpha

Posted on 26. Nov, 2015 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community, Eastern Spirituality, Faith Groups, Gospel Values

The Alpha course has been sweeping though the country and attracting the attention of Christians and non Christians alike. Donal Casey, lecturer and artist, was a lapsed Christian who like many professed to be spiritual but not religious. Here he talks with Miriam Gormally about how he joined the Alpha course out of curiosity – […]

Importance of Prayer

Posted on 19. Nov, 2015 in Christian Values, Faith Groups, Grief, Prayer

Conor Deane was invited to the first Armagh Diocesan Charismatic Weekend in the Servite Priory, Benburb in Co. Tyrone where all the charismatic prayer groups from within the diocese and further afield gathered for the first time this century. Members of the National [Charismatic] Service Committee were also present. The event was facilated by “The 12” […]