Pedro Arrupe – in love with God

Posted on 28. Feb, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Saints

Brian Grogan SJ, who has published ‘Pedro Arrupe SJ: Mystic with Open Eyes’ with Messenger Publications, spoke to Pat Coyle about the life of the former Father General whose case for beatification has recently been opened. Fr Grogan felt privileged to have met Arrupe several times. He particularly remembered meeting him in Rome in 1981, […]

John Henry Newman to become Saint

Posted on 21. Feb, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Saints

The canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman has been given the green light by Pope Francis, who on 12 February signed off on a second miracle attributed to the great English Catholic convert and scholar. Newman was declared Blessed by Pope Benedict at an open-air Mass in Birmingham during his 2010 papal visit to Britain. […]

Connecting to Nature

Posted on 21. Feb, 2019 in Community, Ecology, Gospel Values, Saints

Fiann O’Nualain is an author, broadcaster, columnist and advocate of gardening for health and wellbeing. He has a background in medicinal botany, nutritional science and horticultural therapy as well as holistic therapies, mindfulness facilitation and CBT counselling.  He has written books such as the The Holistic Gardener – Natural Cures for Common Ailments and Beauty […]

Eddies Stones on Healing

Posted on 14. Feb, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Vocation

Eddie Stones felt a calling to be a healer and his story has been one of our most requested pieces. Here Conor Deane does a follow up with him on Mercy. He talks about living with Mercy and without Judgment of others. Eddie Stones and his wife Lucy live in Emmanuel House of Providence which […]

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 […]

Buy a Hoodie to Build a School

Posted on 07. Feb, 2019 in Achievement, Community, Humanitarian Aid, Schools, Young people

Will Robbins is a Gonzaga student who has set up a business selling hoodies to raise money to build a secondary school in Zambia. Here he talks with Pat Coyle about how a chance encounter in Zambia, turned him into a social entrepreneur (with a little help from his friends). He discusses his experience building […]

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 […]

The Legacy of the Pope’s Visit

Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in Community, Family, Festivals, Young people

Fr Damian McNeice, Master of Ceremonies to the Archbishop, was heavily involved in organising the Pope’s visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018, held in Dublin. This was his second time to see a Pope in Ireland and he talks here with Conor Deane about the day in August 2018 and how […]

Christian Country Music

Posted on 24. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Music

James Kilbane has been involved with Christian Country Music all his life and his most recent project is a documentary with RTE called, “A Celebration of Country Gospel Music”. Featuring choirs and artists from all across the county, including William Hayes, Alan Mitchell, Louise Morrissey, Colin Elliot and the Sligo Gospel choir, it looks at the […]

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 […]