The Future of Catholic Education Part 2

Posted on 02. Nov, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Education

Baroness Nuala O’Loan spoke recently at an Education Conference in Dublin, looking at the future of Catholic Education. Over two hundred stakeholders in faith schools together with educators gathered for a series of presentations from a panel of high profile speakers drawn from Ireland and Britain. At the conference Nuala defined herself as a “contradiction” […]

Making Good Decisions

Posted on 19. Jan, 2017 in Christian Values, Education

  Making good decisions is critical to our everyday life. Irish Jesuit Communications have launched a free online course called “Making Good Decisions” on their website Here Pat Coyle, director of Irish Jesuit Communications talks with Miriam Gormally about the process of discernment, the Ignatian way of reflecting on daily decisions. Pat begins by […]

Communicating Forgiveness

Posted on 06. Oct, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Conflict, Education

Mercy Sr. Camille D’Arienzo has worked as an educator, reporter and writer. She is most famously known as the religious commentator for 1010 WINS radio, an all news radio station based in New York that has been on air for 50 years, with a listenership of half a million. D’Arienzo lives in the Diocese of […]

The Tablet

Posted on 21. Jul, 2016 in Church Teachings, Community, Education, Gospel Values, Liturgy

“The Tablet” is a Catholic weekly journal that has been published continually since 1840. It reports on religion, current affairs, politics, social issues, literature and the arts with a special emphasis on Roman Catholicism while remaining ecumenical. It is committed to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council. The editor of “The Tablet” is Catherine […]

Chaplain In Wheatfield Prison

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 in Chaplaincy, Christian Values, Community, Crime, Education, Holy Week, Places of Conflict, Poverty, Prison, Rehabilitation, Seasons of the Church Year

A recent article in the Irish Times featured an interview with Stephen Plunkett, chief executive of U-Casadh, a programme aimed at rehabilitating prisoners. In it he says that the vast majority of prisoners are not violent and shouldn’t be locked up but rather rehabilitated. The Easter Christian message in particular reminds us of the respect […]

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in Achievement, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Eastern Spirituality, Education, Feminism/Women in the Church, Film Reviews, Gospel Values, Older People, Vocation, Working Abroad

“Thanks to your Noble Shadow” is a feature-length independent documentary film about Ireland’s last missionary nun in Japan. Sr. Paschal O’ Sullivan returned to Cork in 2010 after 75 years as a missionary nun with the Infant Jesus (Drishane) Sisters in Tokyo. Her cousin, James Creedon – a journalist for the international news channel, France […]

Retreats in Emmaus

Posted on 11. Feb, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Education, Lent, Nature, Pilgrimage, Schools, Spiritual, Young people

  The Cloisters Walk in Emmaus Emmaus is a retreat centre in north county Dublin that has been offering residential and non residential retreats to people from all over the country for many years. To celebrate the launch of their 2016 programme, they will be holding a complimentary open day from 2pm to 5pm on […]

Catholic Education

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Education, Religious patronage, Religious teaching, Schools

Until this Saturday, schools everywhere are celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2016, with the theme “Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy”. While Catholic Schools have much to celebrate, Bishop Brendan Kelly writing in the Irish Times talked about how they are also unfairly criticised over their admissions policy. Miriam Gormally spoke with Eithne Woulfe SSL, former principal […]

The Mystery of Thomas Merton

Posted on 10. Dec, 2015 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Eastern Spirituality, Education, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Vocation

The monk and hermit Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is hard to define. He was a poet, prolific spiritual writer, diarist, jazz buff, pioneer of inter religious dialogue, advocate of radial social reform and precursor of liberation theology. His works were known worldwide. However despite all his productivity, he was a man of inner turmoil, who died […]

A Renaissance Man

Posted on 19. Nov, 2015 in Achievement, Art, Death, Education

Michael Paul Gallagher, a Jesuit and Renaissance man who was a renowned author and academic recently passed away. Last week we played a piece from the archives on his work on imagination and belief and this week we hear form Brendan Stauntan SJ who was a friend and colleague. He begins by talking about how […]