Summit 17

Posted on 06. Jul, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Faith Groups, Family, Festivals

Summit `17 takes place in the Croke Park Conference Centre, July 13th to 15th in Dublin. Christopher Gault from the Summit team said it was an opportunity for Christians to meet together to renew their faith and revitalise their sense of purpose. The idea for the conference came from an Irish priest, Fr James Divine, […]

The Appeal of Alpha

Posted on 06. Jul, 2017 in Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups, Liturgy, Media, Prayer

Over 29 million people have tried Alpha in 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages. Developed as a short course in London in 1990, Nicky Gumbel took over running Alpha and aimed it at introducing the Christian faith to the many people outside of the church who were curious. With a […]

Engaging Faith through Film

Posted on 20. Apr, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Faith Groups, Retreats, Spirituality, Young people

NUA is a series of eight short films about fifteen minutes each, produced by Scripture Union Ireland. The films encourage questions, acknowledge doubt, and offer an engaging and fresh perspective on the Christian faith. Scott Evans, Church of Ireland Chaplain at UCD was one of the script writers for this series of films. Here he […]

Glebe Houses

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Church of Ireland, Community, Faith Groups, Family

The Representative Church Body (RCB) Library has a small but significant collection of architectural drawings of glebe houses from various parts of the country. A glebe house is a residence provided in each parish (or parish union) for the clergy man or woman and his or her family. In the past glebe land (farm land) […]

University Chaplaincy

Posted on 22. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Faith Groups, Schools

At this time of year many students are returning to University or starting to go for the first time. For many it is an exciting experience, for others it is a lonely time. Miriam Gormally met with Fr. Leon Ó Giolláin S.J. who is one of the Chaplains in UCD. He talked about some of […]

Loving Sister Earth

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Environment, Faith Groups

“Everything is interconnected, and this invites us to develop a spirituality of that global solidarity which flows from the mystery of the Trinity.” This is the quote from Pope Francis which inspires Loving Sister Earth. On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October, they will be leading creative prayer rituals, which will be live streamed globally […]

Mercy: a Jesuit perspective

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 in Faith Groups, Pope Francis

Best selling author Richard Leonard SJ believes that Pope Francis is “utterly inspired” in focusing of compassion in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Speaking to the thousands of people who came to the Marian shrine in Knock on Monday 22 August for the annual novena there, he also said that gratitude and forgiveness were also […]

Church in a Pluralist Society

Posted on 31. Mar, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups

The Loyola Institute in Trinity college is organising a conference titled, The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society – Good Riddance or Good Influence? It will take place in Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Con Casey, who has an interest in inter-religious dialogue, believes it to be a “question of great relevance” and that the […]

The Pope answers Children’s questions

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in Community, Faith Groups, Family, Media, Pope Francis, Schools

Clara O’Gormain, a 12-year-old young Irish girl features in Pope Francis’ latest book, Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters From Children Around the Word, which is published by Irish Messenger Publications and Loyola Press USA. (March 2016) Clara comes from Galway and joined 259 children from other countries including Russia, Syria, Australia and Nigeria. […]

Mercy for our Hearts

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 in Church Teachings, Faith Groups, Pilgrimage

In this Year of Mercy, Bishop Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore looks at some of the initiatives taking place in his parish. He talks about some of the more imaginative ideas they will be introducing, from the interesting to the compassionate. He explains that all doors will be open and all confessions will be heard. […]