New Life for Old Church

Posted on 18. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Music

A group of energetic university students from across Dublin have come together to re-establish regular worship in St Thomas’ Church of Ireland Church, by bringing Gospel Music into this historic Anglican Church. Standing at the gateway of O’Connell Street into Dublin’s North East Inner City, it was first established in 1758 and then rebuilt and uniquely […]

Life after Death

Posted on 18. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Death

As we approach the feast of All Souls we look at the second part of Brian Grogan’s piece on death.  Jesuit and author of the  book, Where to from Here” The Christian Vision of the Afterlife, he explores this topic in depth. Here he looks at the  unconditional nature of God’s love and talks about hell […]

Defending the Pope

Posted on 18. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Pope Francis

Fr Brian Shortall is a Capuchin and author of the book “Tired of all the Bad News” who is based in Dublin. He met Pope Francis on his visit to Ireland when he came to the Capuchin Day Care Centre. He argues in his blog the Pope is under attack from ministers in the Church would […]

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 […]

Raise the Roof

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Homelessness

Over 10,000 people took to the streets last week to Raise the Roof and get the government to do something about the housing and homelessness crisis. Margaret Burns from The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice was at the march and said that the government really needed to listen to the people and start to […]

First Gambian Bishop

Posted on 04. Oct, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community

Bishop Gabriel Mendy, the first ever Gambian bishop, was appointed to his post as Bishop of Banjul one year ago. All the Bishops before him were Irish Spiritans, and Bishop Mendy, a Spiritan himself, feels strong connections with Ireland. However this week was the first time he ever managed to make a trip here. Miriam […]

Blasphemy Referendum

Posted on 27. Sep, 2018 in Christian Values, Community

A referendum on removing the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution is to take place on October 26, the same date at the presidential election. Voters will be asked whether the Article should be retained or removed. Independent Senator Rónán Mullen described the move as a “vanity project” and a waste of tax payers money. […]

Finding God with Alzheimers

Posted on 27. Sep, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Mental Health, Older People

In this final part of our three part series, Des O’Grady SJ, talks about finding God in his journey with Alzheimers. He talks about how the disease has not made him bitter but rather allows him to be more contemplative. He currently works as a chaplain in Dundrum central mental hospital and says Alzheimers makes […]

Running a Diocese

Posted on 20. Sep, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values

Alan McGuckian SJ was appointed as Bishop of Raphoe by Pope Francis just over a year ago. During the last six years Alan has been working with the Diocese of Down and Conor in the ‘Living Church’ project. This began in 2011 with a listening process, aimed at hearing the hopes and fears of the […]

Helping Working Parents

Posted on 13. Sep, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Economy

A recent report by the ESRI showed that the cost of childcare is driving women out of the workforce with the cost of one child amounting to 20% of disposable income. Any added benefit from doing extra work is more than off set by the high cost of having to pay for childcare. Miriam Gormally […]