Festal Shout of Victory

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Community

Giving praise and appreciation to God is central to Biblical spirituality. One particular form of  praise known as the teruah Yahweh, the festal shout of victory. It played an important part in the wars fought by the Jewish people in the Old Testament. It was a blood curdling war cry which “was simultaneously uttered by God and the […]

Justice for All

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 in Community, Economy

Eamon Murphy, economic and social analyst at Social Justice Ireland said: “most recent data on minimum wage employment shows that about 10% of employees are working for the minimum wage or less.” However the minimum wage rate is still 20% below the living wage. He said that evidence shows people need €11.70 an hour in […]

Encountering Jesus

Posted on 07. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Relationships

Fr Pat Collins’ new book, “Encountering Jesus” draws on his own experience of working with New Evangelisation. A proud Vincentian, he says that there is tremendous energy out there for a new form of Christianity – one that will be more like the early Christian Communities. He says New Evangelisation is aimed a communities in […]

Supporting the Pope

Posted on 07. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Vocation

In this interview with Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications, Gerry Whelan SJ, professor of fundamental theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, talks about writing his new book on Pope Francis. He explains that soon after Pope Francis’ election, there were concerns that his teachings and methods would be condemned by theologian from more […]

The Carmelites

Posted on 10. Aug, 2017 in Church Teachings, Community, Vocation

Image shows Mount Carmel, 546 metres (1,810 feets) high is a mountain range in northern Israel stretching from the Mediterranean Sea towards the southeast. In the Hebrew language the mountain is known as Har HaKarmel, God’s vineyard As life becomes more busy, contemplative orders are seeing an increase in interest. Here Michael McGolderick O. Carm gives […]

At Summit 17

Posted on 27. Jul, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Vocation

Summit 17, a Catholic conference, recently took place in Croke Park in Dublin. Leading key note speakers from all around the world gave talks to help inspire Irish Catholics. Conor Deane from Soul Waves Radio went to the conference. He met with Fr. James Divine, David Marsden and Matti Harte. He began by speaking with […]

Is God Good?

Posted on 27. Jul, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Gospel Values

Stephen Fry famously said on the Meaning of Life that God was mean minded and capricious. It was a remark that caused a great deal of debate. Miriam Gormally met with Brian Grogan SJ, author of God, You are Breaking my Heart to find out what he thinks. He said the heart-felt title came from the fact […]

Myprayer.ie

Posted on 06. Jul, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Vocation

Seeing a need for prayer in the world today, Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched a new website called, Myprayer.ie. On it people are asked to form a community to offer prayer and intercession for the benefit of others. People have the option of praying for others or asking for others to pray for them. Participants […]

Summit 17

Posted on 06. Jul, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Faith Groups, Family, Festivals

Summit `17 takes place in the Croke Park Conference Centre, July 13th to 15th in Dublin. Christopher Gault from the Summit team said it was an opportunity for Christians to meet together to renew their faith and revitalise their sense of purpose. The idea for the conference came from an Irish priest, Fr James Divine, […]

The Appeal of Alpha

Posted on 06. Jul, 2017 in Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups, Liturgy, Media, Prayer

Over 29 million people have tried Alpha in 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages. Developed as a short course in London in 1990, Nicky Gumbel took over running Alpha and aimed it at introducing the Christian faith to the many people outside of the church who were curious. With a […]