Touched by the Holy Spirit

Posted on 21. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Retreats, Spiritual, Vocation

In this piece with Eddie Stones, healer and family man, we look at how he came to Charismatic Renewal later in life. Having been surprised by visions of our Lady, he later discovered a gift for healing people. Feeling himself drawn more and more to prayer, he found himself forming prayer groups to help intercede […]

Reimagining Women in the Church

Posted on 21. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church

International Women’s Day was earlier this month – a time to celebrate the growing recognition of the importance of women. World religions, including Christianity, however have contributed to the denigration and oppression of women, so says Dr Michael O’Sullivan SJ. He is Director of SpIRE –the Spirituality Institute of Ireland – and  author of the […]

Connecting Missions

Posted on 21. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Gospel Values

David Tuohy with AB Michael Jackson David Tuohy SJ is co-author with Maria Feeny of a recently published book on discipleship and the five ‘marks of mission’ within the Anglican communion. The book, Growing in the Image and Likeness of God, is a review of the Discipleship Project involving parishes in the Church of Ireland […]

Giving in Lent

Posted on 14. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Humanitarian Aid

This year’s Trócaire box looks at land rights and their importance to people all over the world. Drawing on three stories from people around the world who struggle to hold onto their land, it tells the harrowing tale of the injustice of displacement. Indigenous people and women are particular vulnerable to loss of land rights, […]

Celebrating St. Patrick

Posted on 14. Mar, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Saints, Vocation

St Patrick’s Day is one that unites Irish and those interested in anything Irish. His life is surrounded by myths and legends and indeed former Archbishop of Armagh Alan Harper says it is astonishing that we have any information on him at all. Fortunately, thanks to mainly go St. Patrick’s own writings, it is possible […]

Finding Grace in Addiction

Posted on 14. Mar, 2019 in Achievement, Addiction, Christian Values, Community

Deacon John Taafe is a Permanent Married Deacon in the Archdiocese of Armagh. He works by counselling addicts for the HSE but also on a voluntary basis for the Archdiocese. Here John shares some of his own journey with Conor Deane explaining that he feels his route to counselling was down his own father’s alcohol […]

Fridays for the Future

Posted on 07. Mar, 2019 in Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Environment

Protests outside the Dáil as part of the Fridays for the Future. Thousands of Irish children across the country will skip school and go on strike on March 15th calling on the government to take action on climate change. The  strikes are part of a huge youth movement sweeping the globe which started last August […]

The Passing of a Hero

Posted on 07. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Places of Conflict

The funeral of Gordan Banks OBE, England’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper, who died Feb 13th, at the age of 81, was attended by his greatest fan, Irishman, author and humanitarian Don Mullan. Don was invited along with Sir Geoff Hurst to give a eulogy at the funeral. Derry-born Mullan is probably best known for his book ‘Eyewitness […]

Eddie Stone on his Hopes and Hurts

Posted on 07. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Death, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae

Eddie Stones healer and family man talks about the future for Emmanuel House where himself and his wife work. He has worked there for years, but hopes that someone else can take over the work. Eddie talks about how even in the deepest of tragedies, you need to step back and see if you can […]

Climate Change – A Spiritual Crisis

Posted on 28. Feb, 2019 in Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Gospel Values, Nature

In this two part series, we look at the rise of the Climate Pilgrim – Catholics inspired to live out the eco friendly message of Laudato Si’, to care for “Our common home”. One such pilgrim is Jane Melle, who spent much of 2018 as the Project Co-ordinator of the eco-project at the World meeting […]