What About Me?

Posted on 14. Feb, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation

The topic of Women in the Church was again brought to the fore by a meeting of “We are Church” where the key note speaker was Josepha Madigan. Also at the talk was Sharon Tighe-Mooney, who was presenting her book, “What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church”, an exploration into the arguments given to exclude women […]

First Coptic Bishop of Ireland

Posted on 07. Feb, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Spirituality, Vocation

His Grace Bishop Antony entered the monastic life in 1981 at the Anba Bishoy Monastery where he was ordained as a monk and priest by the name of Father Akxious El Anba Bishoy. Then he started his mission in Switzerland and later the Republic of Ireland and the UK. In 1995 His Holiness Pope Shenouda […]

Understanding Spirituality

Posted on 17. Jan, 2019 in Church Teachings, Community, Spirituality, Vocation

Arthur Holder, Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, discusses the meaning of spirituality with Pat Coyle. His core thesis is that to be human is to be spiritual. Also that the most profound way to nurture and deepen one’s spirituality is to “pay attention”. Together with Pat, he explores […]

Caring for our Common Home

Posted on 08. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Humanitarian Aid, Vocation

Don Mullan is a best selling author, humanitarian and media producer who has spent his life working to promote justice. He has worked for years in Africa and South America organising famine relief and helping with development projects. His work there led him to see first hand the environmental damage that was causing havoc on […]

Mary Temple of the Lord

Posted on 03. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music, Saints, Vocation

This was a piece of music that first went out at the end of Dec in 2017 and was one of our most popular pieces in 2018. It was a piece of music from Marie Dunne, a Holy Faith Sister, Mary Temple of the Lord. She talks about how she wrote it for the Presentation Brothers when […]

Appreciating Advent

Posted on 13. Dec, 2018 in Advent, Christian Values, Community, Seasons of the Church Year, Vocation

The season of Advent is full of contradictions, so says Dr Kevin Hargaden, Social Justice Theologian at the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and Presbyterian Elder. Advent is filled with light and darkness, optimism and hope, and happiness and joy – but ultimately, he said it’s about time coming to its fullness. Dr Hargaden […]

Remembering Thomas Merton

Posted on 13. Dec, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Eastern Spirituality, Environment, Faith and Justice, Nature, Vocation

December 10th, fifty years ago, Thomas Merton was found dead in his room near Bangkok, where he had been the main speaker at an international monastic conference. At the time he was the best known Catholic monk in the world. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (Elected Silence in the English edition), was an unlikely best seller, telling […]

Abused Priest meets Pope

Posted on 29. Nov, 2018 in Christian Values, Crime, Vocation

Father Paddy McCafferty was one of the eight abuse victims who met with the Pope while he was visiting Ireland in August. The Belfast priest, who was abused during his training, said that Pope Francis accepted responsibility for the abuse during his visit and was very visceral in his condemnation of the abusers. Fr Paddy […]

Speak Out for Reform

Posted on 22. Nov, 2018 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae, Liturgy, Sexuality, Vocation

In this two part series, Joe Mulvaney talks about his new book, Speak Out for Reform in the Catholic Church. In this first part he talks about his own life and reservations with the Church, how he left ordained ministry and married his wife Maureen. He says that after Vatican Two there was hope that the […]

Order of Malta

Posted on 16. Aug, 2018 in Church Teachings, Vocation

In this piece from May 2006, we look at the Order of Malta. It has representatives in 46 countries worldwide. Most people tend to think of the Order of Malta only in terms of medics at football matches, however the Order is much more than just that.  Miriam Gormally met Peta Taffe and Rosita McHugh […]