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 […]

New Grandchild for Christmas

Posted on 20. Dec, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Family, Grandparents, Young people

Becoming a Grandparent for the first time is one of the most exciting experiences, so says Colm Holmes from “We are Church”. Here he talks with Miriam Gormally about how their new arrival has brought such joy into the lives of many. He explores the mystery of birth that emerged in their family from what […]

Supporting Grieving Children Part 2

Posted on 10. May, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Family, Grief

Sr Helen Culhane, founder of a local support service which has helped more than a 1,000 children affected by loss through death, separation or divorce, has been named Limerick Person of the Year 2017. She founded the Children’s Grief Centre in 2009 which sees around 30 children a week, aged four to 18 years. 70 […]

Supporting Children Part 1

Posted on 03. May, 2018 in Achievement, Family, Grief, Young people

Sr Helen Culhane, founder of a local support service which has helped more than a 1,000 children affected by loss through death, separation or divorce, has been named Limerick Person of the Year 2017. She founded the Children’s Grief Centre in 2009 which sees around 30 children a week, aged four to 18 years. 70 […]

James Kibane – The Family Collection

Posted on 30. Nov, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Family, Music, Vocation

James Kilbane along with Veritas Publication have released a collection of songs for families entitled The Family Collection. With a total of twenty specially chosen songs of faith and family, this collection combines favourites, including ‘There is a Place’, ‘The Wedding Song’ and ‘Faith of Our Fathers’, as well as Christian-based country like ‘Mama’s Roses’, […]

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, […]

What does it all mean?

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 in Christian Values, Death, Family, Grief, Young people

What does it all mean? is title of the latest book from Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard. Like most of his previous books, it came about on foot of a question posed to him by someone trying to grapple with their faith in the face of profound suffering. This time it was a question asked by a […]

The Wedding Feast of Cana

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 in Community, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music for marriage

An Bhainis Phosta a bhí i Gcana or the wedding feast of Cana is a song from Nóirín Ní Riain’s album, the Virgin’s Lament. Recorded in the warm, pure acoustic environment of Glenstal Abbey, The Virgin’s Lament is a rare recording of the oldest surviving Celtic music. The Virgin’s Lament was the beginning of Nóirín’s […]

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) […]

Bishop Kevin Doran

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Family, Relationships

Bishop Kevin Doran was appointed the bishop of Elphin by Pope Francis on 14 May 2014. Here he talks with Conor Deane about challenges within the Church including vocations and holding on the traditional Church based teachings. They begin by looking at the upcoming World Meeting of Families 2018 which will be held in Ireland and […]