Buy a Hoodie to Build a School

Posted on 07. Feb, 2019 in Achievement, Community, Humanitarian Aid, Schools, Young people

Will Robbins is a Gonzaga student who has set up a business selling hoodies to raise money to build a secondary school in Zambia. Here he talks with Pat Coyle about how a chance encounter in Zambia, turned him into a social entrepreneur (with a little help from his friends). He discusses his experience building […]

The Legacy of the Pope’s Visit

Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in Community, Family, Festivals, Young people

Fr Damian McNeice, Master of Ceremonies to the Archbishop, was heavily involved in organising the Pope’s visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018, held in Dublin. This was his second time to see a Pope in Ireland and he talks here with Conor Deane about the day in August 2018 and how […]

New Grandchild for Christmas

Posted on 20. Dec, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Family, Grandparents, Young people

Becoming a Grandparent for the first time is one of the most exciting experiences, so says Colm Holmes from “We are Church”. Here he talks with Miriam Gormally about how their new arrival has brought such joy into the lives of many. He explores the mystery of birth that emerged in their family from what […]

Belvedere Sleep Out

Posted on 20. Dec, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Homelessness, Young people

The 35th Annual Belvedere College Sleep-Out will take place on 22-24 December 2018 on Dublin’s O’Connell Street and College Green. Last year’s Sleep-Out raised just under 200,000 euro. Four students who will be sleeping out shared their stories with Pat Coyle – Cormac Yalloway and Kevin Owens shared their experience of the Sleep-Out last year […]

Passing on the Faith

Posted on 06. Dec, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Young people

Pat Coyle recently went to Rome to be part of the book launch for Sharing The Wisdom of Time, by Pope Francis and Friends. In it, he explored the advice and learning that older people can share with the next generation. Afterwards he did a Question and Answers session on the issues that were of concern to […]

Sharing the Wisdom of Time

Posted on 22. Nov, 2018 in Book review, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Older People, Young people

Sharing the wisdom of time, published by Messenger Publications is a book specially commissioned by Pope Francis highlighting the wisdom of older people.   In the preface to the book, written by Pope Francis, he calls for an alliance between the young and the old to help counter our culture of waste. The launch took place in Rome […]

Christian Outreach

Posted on 15. Nov, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Young people

Eoin Lynch has been working with UCO, University Christian Outreach in UCD in Dublin. He gave the first in a series of talks called “Joy Robbers!” looking at where we can find true joy. He explains to Conor Deane that UCO is about outreach and getting people to come along to their regular Tue night […]

The Gambia’s Challenges

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Human Trafficking, Young people

Bishop Gabriel Mendy, the first ever Gambian Bishop, was appointed to his post as Bishop of Banjul one year ago. In his first interview he talked about being Bishop and in this one he talks about some of the social issues that The Gambia is facing, in particular unemployment and emigration. He says that almost […]

Pope Francis’ visit to the Homeless

Posted on 20. Sep, 2018 in Charity, Church Teachings, Economy, Fundraising, Pope Francis, Poverty, Refugees, Young people

When Pope Francis was in Ireland, he visited many state dignitaries and leaders. However Fr. Bryan Shortall, a parish priest and Capuchin, says that was inspires Francis most is visiting people on the margin. When he was in Ireland he came to visit the Capuchin Day Care Centre in Dublin. Fr Bryan says that their […]

A Job Worth Doing

Posted on 28. Aug, 2018 in Drugs, Homelessness, Young people

In this piece from 2005, we look back at some of the work of Fr. Peter McVerry SJ Fr Peter McVerry SJ has been working with Dublin’s young homeless for more than 30 years. During this time he has campaigned tirelessly for the rights of these young people. He speaks about how he began working in […]