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 […]

Celebrating 80 years of Reality

Posted on 08. Dec, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Media

Reality magazine, the Redemptorist publication is celebrating eighty years. It has been running from 1936 to 2016. It started as The Redemptorist Record, a small black and white publication and has grown to Reality a full-sized glossy magazine. Miriam Gormally met editor Brendan McConvery CSsR to find our more about the changes over the years; […]

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. […]

New Years Peace

Posted on 31. Dec, 2015 in Christian Values, Gospel Values, Media, War / Civil Unrest

The coming of the New Year is a time to take stock, reassess life and consider what is really important. So says Brendan Butler from We Are Church. His resolution this year is to stop talking about war, something which he says only serves to make the arms industry rich. Instead he says he will […]

Pope Francis in America

Posted on 01. Oct, 2015 in Faith Groups, Human Trafficking, Immigrants, Media, Politics, Pope Francis

Recently Pope Francis created great expectation and excitement on his tour to America. Fr. Michael Collins, author of the book, “Francis; Bishop of Rome” also went to America to be there to witness Pope Francis’ trip as well as promote his recent book, “Pope Francis, A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope”. Here he talks […]

Understanding Islam

Posted on 24. Sep, 2015 in Immigrants, Islam, Media

The Islamic religion has come under increasing scrutiny as the rise of the extremist group Isis are causing more and more people to flee Syria and come to Europe. Canon Patrick Comerford is a lecturer in Anglicanism, Litury and Church History in The Church of Ireland Theological Institute. His research interests include Christian–Muslim relations, and […]

Catholic Comment Appeal for 2013

Posted on 10. Oct, 2013 in Media

Catholic Comment Seeks More New Speakers for 2013 & 2014. Catholic Comment is an initiative of a group of interested, mainly lay, Catholics, acting in their personal capacity. People from different Catholic congregations, movements and organisations are invited to be involved in their personal capacity. Petra Conroy talks with Conor Deane about the need for […]

What in the World?

Posted on 10. Jun, 2009 in Economy, Media, Politics

What in the World? investigates the human consequences of global political and economic inequalities and human rights violations by focusing on people’s everyday lives.  Series 4 was filmed on location in Columbia, Laos, Mali, Mongolia, Niger & Paraguay and it returns to RTE 1 on Thursday 11th June at 11.05pm.  Miriam Gormally met up with […]

Religious Affairs RTE

Posted on 13. May, 2009 in Faith and Justice, Media

Taking the reins as Head of Religious Programmes, Radio and Television in RTE, in today’s Ireland of great diversity must be a difficult task –Eileen Good met the new head, Roger Childs, and asked him about taking over at such a challenging time.

Censorship on Tibet

Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 in Media, Places of Conflict

Conflict between China and Tibet is in the news again as China has banned an internet video showing violence towards Tibetans. China is also believed to be behind the South Africa ban on allowing the Dalai Lama entry to a peace conference in Johannesburg. Miriam Gormally met Neil Steedman, chairman of the Tibet Support group […]