Restricting travel for Paedophiles

Posted on 19. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Crime, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Fr Shay Cullen, an Irish missionary and  four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee has called on Ireland and other wealthier countries to restrict paedophiles from foreign travel. He also called for their passports to be highlighted in such a way that they could not gain entry to countries like the Philippines, Cambodioa, Laos, Vietnam and Thai Land […]

Help for Syria

Posted on 19. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

The conflict in Syria has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation. Over 500,000 people have been killed. A further 5.5 million have fled and 6.1 million are displaced internally. Trócaire works in Syria and Lebanon to provide humanitarian aid, as well as education and psychological support, to people affected. Last year, their […]

Changing Attitude Ireland

Posted on 19. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Sexuality

Every year coming up to our AGM, we post our most listened to piece of the year. This piece looked the group Changing Attitude Ireland and was first posted on June 29th. This month saw Dublin host a vibrant Pride Festival. Before the festival, Changing Attitude Ireland held what has become an annual service of thanksgiving and […]

Women in the Church

Posted on 12. Apr, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church

Soline Humbert is one of the many Christian women who have had a sense of calling or vocation to ordination within the Church. Her vocation was not realised and she continues to fight for change regarding the theology of women’s involvement within the Church. Calling herself and other women on her stuggle as “perhaps daughters […]

Rejoice and celebrate

Posted on 12. Apr, 2018 in Charity, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Vocation

The Pope’s latest Apostolic letter, Guadete et Exsultate, Rejoice and be Glad, is one to bring great hope to everyone, so says Gerry O’Hanlon, an Irish Jesuit theologian in Rome. In it, Pope Francis reminds all Christians of their call to be holy and that the person next door might be a saint. It looks […]

Women in the Church

Posted on 05. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Feminism/Women in the Church, Islam

Rev Suzanne Cousins, recently ordained priest in the Church of Ireland and author of the book, Generous Love in Multifaith Ireland, spoke about her journey to ordination. She explained how her position represents a different idea to other religions regarding the role of women. Acknowledging that there is still room for improvement within the Church of […]

Celebrating Eastertide

Posted on 05. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Easter, Feminism/Women in the Church, Seasons of the Church Year

Walking to Emmaus © Mary Stephen CRSS Eastertide is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. Celebrated as a single joyful feast, known as the “Great Lord’s Day”, it is one of the most exciting times in the Church, so says Luke Macnamara OSB, monk of Glenstal Abbey and lecturer in Sacred Scripture […]

Right to Housing

Posted on 29. Mar, 2018 in Church Teachings, Community, Homelessness

Figures released this week showed that there are now almost 10,000 people homeless across Ireland, including 3,755 children, according to the monthly homelessness report from the department. This represents a 32 per increase in overall homelessness, a 40 per cent increase in family homelessness, and a 47 per cent increase in the number of homeless […]

The Pope’s Visit

Posted on 22. Mar, 2018 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Climate Change, Feminism/Women in the Church, Humane Vitae, Pope Francis

Irish Jesuit theologian Gerry O’Hanlon expressed excitement that Pope Francis has confirmed that he will travel to Ireland from 25 to 26 August this year and says that he will be very welcome. The visit is timed to coincide with the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, with a plan to say a final mass […]

Explore Five Years of Pope Francis

Posted on 22. Mar, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values

The Pope’s visit to Ireland in August has finally been confirmed. This month marks five years since the election of Pope Francis. In this interview with Pat Coyle, Gerry Whelan SJ, lecturer in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, gives his list of highlights and lowlights of Francis’ papacy. Gerry says, the Pope’s highlights include his […]