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 […]

People left behind

Posted on 01. Feb, 2018 in Community, Economy, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values

The Irish Business and Employers Confederation – IBEC recently released a report showing that disposable incomes of Irish households are growing at four times the euro-zone average. However Social Justice Ireland responded with the fact that almost 800,000 people continue to live in poverty in Ireland and up to one million are experiencing deprivation – 105,000 of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Care of the Earth

Posted on 11. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Ecology, Economy, Faith and Justice

Fr. Pedro Walpole SJ is the Director of Research at the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines. He is passionately concerned about global warming, says that we are heading for a three degree rise in temperature, but that we need to keep it to a minimum of 1.5 degrees if we […]

Holding the Suffering

Posted on 04. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Young people

Bedford Row family project was established in 1999 – after a survery by the Franciscian Friars and the Mercy Sisters showed that the greatest unmet needs in Limerick were of families impacted by prison. Larry de Cleir is the current director and here he talks with Marie Stuart about how it all began with a […]

All God’s Creatures

Posted on 28. Dec, 2017 in Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice

A blessing for Peata dogs and all animals was held in Christ Church Cathedral earlier in December. Previously we heard from Lesley Rue who organised the first service in Christ Church. Miriam Gormally also spoke with Dean Dunne to find out more about the Christian attitude towards all animals and why, like St Francis, he […]

Trócaire Christmas Gifts

Posted on 21. Dec, 2017 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid

If you know someone who has it all, maybe it could be worth considering giving their gift to someone who really needs it, so says Eoghan Rice, head of Communications with Trócaire. He described some of the many gifts that Trócaire has on offer as part of the Christmas gift to Miriam Gormally and how […]

Taking Jesus out of Christmas

Posted on 21. Dec, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Liturgy, Music

Twenty-seven years ago Clare Mance, a professional singer and Bob Gline, a film writer, recorded the song, They’re taking Jesus out of Christmas. They recorded in Angel Studio in London under grammy award winning, Pete Moore and producer Ken Barnes who produced works with Bing Crosby and many other greats. It was in many ways a prophetic song, looking […]

How we Killed God

Posted on 14. Dec, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice

In his debut book, Sunday Times columnist David Quinn looks back at nearly 25 years of enormous social change in Ireland. He explores many of the big social changes that have been taking place during this time, including debates over marriage and abortion. He looks at how the Church also played a role in driving […]