Reconnecting People

Posted on 08. Nov, 2018 in Climate Change, Community, Environment

In this week’s edition of Soul Waves we look intensively at Climate Change – here we look back at an interview done by Cara Augestenborg looking at how Ireland dropped 28 places to be ranked 49 out of 59 – meaning Ireland is set to  to be one of the few EU countries to miss its […]

Syria Doc wins Radharc Award

Posted on 01. Nov, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Death, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Refugees

    Photographed from left to right is Emily O’Reilly EU Ombusman; Ronan Tynan and Anne Daly of Esperanza Productions; Eileen Good chairperson of the jury and Peter Dunn director of the Radharc Trust       The Radharc Awards recently took place in the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan. The Awards honour television documentaries addressing national […]

The Mystery of the Soul

Posted on 25. Oct, 2018 in Church Teachings, Community, Death, Saints

In this piece Dermot Roantree, editor with Jesuit communications, talks about the biggest mystery of all – the mystery of death. He explores the days of All Saint and All Souls and says that for some mysteries like death, it may be better that we don’t expect answers, but only ask questions. Drawing on lyrics […]

A point to Purgatory?

Posted on 25. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Death, Saints

  In this last part on the topic of death with author and lecturer Brian Grogan SJ, we look at Purgatory and the process of purification in terms of us being inclusive and in loving communication with others. Pat also asks about the possibility of doing this here on earth which prompts Brian to look […]

New Life for Old Church

Posted on 18. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Music

A group of energetic university students from across Dublin have come together to re-establish regular worship in St Thomas’ Church of Ireland Church, by bringing Gospel Music into this historic Anglican Church. Standing at the gateway of O’Connell Street into Dublin’s North East Inner City, it was first established in 1758 and then rebuilt and uniquely […]

Defending the Pope

Posted on 18. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Pope Francis

Fr Brian Shortall is a Capuchin and author of the book “Tired of all the Bad News” who is based in Dublin. He met Pope Francis on his visit to Ireland when he came to the Capuchin Day Care Centre. He argues in his blog the Pope is under attack from ministers in the Church would […]

Budget failure on the Environment

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 in Community, Ecology

The world’s leading climate scientists say that we only have 12 years to avert climate catastrophe and keep temperature rises to a maximum of 1.5C. Beyond this even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. However despite such reports there was barely […]

Raise the Roof

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Homelessness

Over 10,000 people took to the streets last week to Raise the Roof and get the government to do something about the housing and homelessness crisis. Margaret Burns from The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice was at the march and said that the government really needed to listen to the people and start to […]

Grieving the loss of a Child

Posted on 04. Oct, 2018 in Community, Death

Anam Cara is an organisation that supports bereaved parents and will hold its next monthly parent evening on Monday 8th of October at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Sharon Vard, one of the founders of Anam Cara lost her own daughter Rachel to an inoperable brain tumour. She talks about how meeting […]

First Gambian Bishop

Posted on 04. Oct, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community

Bishop Gabriel Mendy, the first ever Gambian bishop, was appointed to his post as Bishop of Banjul one year ago. All the Bishops before him were Irish Spiritans, and Bishop Mendy, a Spiritan himself, feels strong connections with Ireland. However this week was the first time he ever managed to make a trip here. Miriam […]