Voting with your Conscience

Posted on 15. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae

The decision on the upcoming reformation on whether to Repeal the Eight Amendment is causing people to examine their conscience. Which is exactly how it should be according to We Are Church Ireland. They believe that people should be free to vote in favour of repealing or retaining the eight amendment to the constitution in […]

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 […]

Jars4Journeys

Posted on 08. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Humanitarian Aid

  Climate change is rapidly becoming the most threatening issue of our time and vulnerable communities are already being affected. Radical change is needed and it is a matter of faith and social justice, so says the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal who work closely with people all over the world who are already suffering […]

Take Ten Minutes for Lent

Posted on 07. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Retreats, Spiritual

Taking ten minutes out for reflection is a new idea for a retreat run by the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality and Culture in Galway. Eddie Cosgrave SJ, the new Director of the centre says that they are looking for people to take part in a six-week Lenten challenge, dedicating ten minutes a day to a […]

Theology in Troubled Times

Posted on 01. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Politics

Michael Kirwin SJ is a visiting professor of theology at the Loyola Institute in Dublin – giving a paper – “Stand Upright and raise your head -doing Theology in troubled times.” He says we times are turbulent and that the biggest challenge we face today is how to combat Fascism. He points to the rise […]

Song to Brighid

Posted on 01. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Ecology, Feminism/Women in the Church, Saints, Vocation

Feb is the month when we celebrate St Brigid, a woman of the land and national patron saint. Many songs and prayers have been written about Brigid and this one, “Song to Brighid” is a beautiful healing song of prayer by Lisa Thiel, a visionary artist and ceremonial singer. Originally a holistic healing professional in […]

Spiritual Tourism

Posted on 25. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Gospel Values

Spiritual tourism is on the rise. Prof. Bernadette Flannagan, from SpIRE, the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education says that numbers for people going on sacred walks or visiting sacred sites has increased dramatically. Citing figures from those who registered to walk the Camino, she says that numbers from 1987 to now have increased from 3,000 […]

God-Given Gift of Running

Posted on 18. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Health, Meditation, Nature

Patrick Muldoon is the Languages Editor of the online Jesuit prayer website Sacred Space. He is also a marathon runner who experiences running as a life enhancing time of prayer and gratitude which nourishes his faith. As more and more people take to running, especially as part of a New Year resolution, Patrick talks to Pat […]

The Pope In Chile

Posted on 18. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values

The Pope’s recent visit to Chile, in particular his visit to a women’s prison has attracted great support. However the visit has also been marked by protests, even bombings of Churches. Miriam Gormally met with Michael O’Sullivan SJ who lived in Chile to try to get some insight into why the Church has gone from […]

Journeying in Faith

Posted on 18. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Vocation

A new book by Canon Cecil Hyland, Journeying in Faith – A Walk with Christ encourages readers to continue their search for a faith that is alive and relevant. Published by Church of Ireland Publishing (CIP), it focuses on moving towards an adult formation of faith and in seeing faith as a journey that continues […]