Inclusion for LGBT people

Posted on 23. Aug, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Sexuality, Young people

There was great excitement in the RDS as thousands gathered from across the globe to attend the Pastoral Congress in anticipation for the Pope’s visit.  However there have been many voices who are saying that LGBT people are being excluded from the World Meeting of Families. James Martin SJ, renowned American author and consultant to […]

Part 3 Dying in Despair

Posted on 19. Jul, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Death, Sexuality, Vocation

In this final piece with Fr Bernard Lynch, he talks about being at the side of gay men and administering to their spiritual needs as they were dying with AIDS. He said many of them died in despair, in particular any priest who was gay. The Vatican’s only response, he says, was to blame gay […]

The Nature of God

Posted on 12. Jul, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Sexuality, Vocation

In this second part of our series with Fr Bernárd Lynch, a Catholic priest who is gay and married, he talks about his life journey – coming out as gay as well as meeting his husband Billy Desmond. He speaks of the oft quoted phrase, “The Truth will set you Free” in relation to how it […]

Questioning Celibacy

Posted on 05. Jul, 2018 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Sexuality, Vocation

Fr Bernárd Lynch is a Catholic priest who is gay and married. His journey has caused controversy, but he argues that he is living true to who he is. He further argues that very few priests are called to celibacy and that not many of them are living up to its expectations. In this three […]

Christian Gay Pride

Posted on 28. Jun, 2018 in Church Teachings, Community, Discrimination, Sexuality

We are Church will be marching in this years Gay Pride parade asking Pope Francis to change LGBTQI language to be more inclusive and in line with modern thinking. They say that they need to remove descriptions like, “objective disorder” or “ordered towards an intrinsic moral evil” and that reference to LGBTQI people need to […]

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 […]

Inspired by Mary

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Feminism/Women in the Church, Sexuality, Young people

Comedian Breda Larkin created a one-woman show, inspired by the moving statues in Ballinspittle. Called “Breda’s Way” the show started in Ballinspittle and then became an epic journey around Ireland, visiting town and grottos along the way. Bringing a statue of Mary with her for company and inspiration, she interacted with people from all walks […]

A Priest’s Life

Posted on 21. Sep, 2017 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Sexuality, Vocation

Thirty-Three Good Men looks at the lives of thirty-three Irish Catholic diocesan priests and former priests during a period of significant change in the Irish Church, 1960–2010. The book explores the lived reality of Irish diocesan priests and how they experience celibacy and obedience in modern Ireland. It also looks at how they understand their […]

Bishop Casey-Kevin Clancy remembers

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 in Church Teachings, Community, Sexuality

Kevin Clancy became Director of Galway Social Services in 1988.  For the next five years he worked closely with Bishop Eamonn Casey, who was the President of Galway Social Services at the time.  The death of Eamonn Casey RIP touched him deeply in a variety of ways.  The events, the passion and the commitment of […]

The Joy of Love

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Marriage therapy, Married Couples, Relationships, Sexuality

  The World Meeting of Families 2018 is offering free Saint Valentine’s Day gift tokens with a difference, for couples to give to their loved ones. Following Pope Francis’ calls to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way, the World Meeting of Families 2018 is inviting couples to think beyond the traditional box […]