Communion Consumption

Posted on 24. May, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Confirmation, First Communion

Communions are taking place all over the country and children everywhere are getting ready for this exciting event. But is consumption around these celebrations of the sacraments getting out of hand?  Miriam Gormally spoke with Fr Michael Collins about the amount of money that can be involved and whether there could be a way to […]

National Drawing Day

Posted on 17. May, 2018 in Art, Community

  May 19th, is Drawing Day and the National Gallery of Ireland will be encouraging artists of all ages and abilities to take up a pen or pencil and start drawing. The Gallery will host a celebration of drawing and creativity, with events and activities for all ages.  Artists, designers and illustrators will be responding to […]

Would you welcome a Refugee?

Posted on 17. May, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values

Would you welcome or help a refugee? was the topic of this year’s winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin. It also received an award from Trinity College Dublin for “raising awareness of our role as global citizens.” Fifth year students, Thomas Gomes, Donnacha Henchy and Jack Murthagh from Crescent […]

Supporting Grieving Children Part 2

Posted on 10. May, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Family, Grief

Sr Helen Culhane, founder of a local support service which has helped more than a 1,000 children affected by loss through death, separation or divorce, has been named Limerick Person of the Year 2017. She founded the Children’s Grief Centre in 2009 which sees around 30 children a week, aged four to 18 years. 70 […]

A Jesuit with the People

Posted on 10. May, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Death, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Vocation

Fr Michael O’Sullivan spent many years of his life in Chile, working with the poor under the turbulent rule of Pinochet. Advocating for a preferential option for the poor, he was vocal in speaking out against the often brutal regime. Michael experienced real threats on his life and he did his best to stay alive […]

Discussing the 8th Amendment

Posted on 10. May, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Humane Vitae

Irish philosopher Dr Patrick Riordan SJ recently gave a talk at the Loyola Institute forum at Trinity College Dublin, entitled ‘Living Humanely: Perspectives from Law, Morality and Science’ on 13 April, 2018. In it he discussed the impact the vote on the 8th amendment could have on these areas. Dr Riordan emphasised the philosophy of John […]

Addictive Eaters

Posted on 26. Apr, 2018 in Community, Eating Disorder

For most people eating is a pleasure, but for some it can be an addiction. Addictive Eaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from addictive eating. AEA was established in Christchurch, New Zealand by […]

Does Christ Matter?

Posted on 26. Apr, 2018 in Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Spirituality

Does Christ Matter? is the title of a book written as a dialogue between members of two Irish Churches, Timothy Kinahan, an Anglican and Brian Lennon, a Jesuit. Although their communities in Northern Ireland were often divided, the authors have worked together for over 40 years on issues of theology, conflict, reconciliation and the relevance […]

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 […]