St. Valentine’s Day

Posted on 14. Feb, 2019 in Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

In this piece from the archives we look at one women’s perspective on Valentine’s Day. Is it a commercial gimmick or an opportunity for the timid to be openly expressive and say ‘I love you’?!  Are roses, chocolates, and candle-lit dinners a symbol of love or clever marketing? Newly married Maureen Fortune told Eileen Good […]

Film, Faith and Music

Posted on 17. Jan, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Film Reviews, Music, Relationships, Spirituality

Michael Aherne, who plays The Commitments’ pianist Steven Clifford, was an employee for the Dublin Corporation and took a three-month leave of absence to make the film. He is currently head of the transport development at the National Transport Authority as well as working for Spirit Radio and doing gigs with The Commitments. In this […]

My Anam Cara

Posted on 07. Jun, 2018 in Achievement, Faith and Justice, Relationships

  It’s been ten years since the death of John O’Donohue, former priest, poet, philosopher and best selling author who died suddenly in France in 2008.  Best known for his book Anam Cara, of which his readers said “…he put words on things they have felt”. In this piece from Jan 2008, his friend of over […]

Encountering Jesus

Posted on 07. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Relationships

Fr Pat Collins’ new book, “Encountering Jesus” draws on his own experience of working with New Evangelisation. A proud Vincentian, he says that there is tremendous energy out there for a new form of Christianity – one that will be more like the early Christian Communities. He says New Evangelisation is aimed a communities in […]

Reflection on Being 80

Posted on 31. Aug, 2017 in Relationships, Vocation

Here is a piece from the archives speaking with Paul Andrews a Jesuit priest after his 80th birthday in 2007. He looks back at the history of the church and his own involvement with it, his regrets as well as the things he was proud of. Originally from Omagh he has had a varied career […]

The Joy of Love

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Marriage therapy, Married Couples, Relationships, Sexuality

  The World Meeting of Families 2018 is offering free Saint Valentine’s Day gift tokens with a difference, for couples to give to their loved ones. Following Pope Francis’ calls to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way, the World Meeting of Families 2018 is inviting couples to think beyond the traditional box […]

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 […]

Building Relationships

Posted on 08. Dec, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Family, Marriage therapy, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

Alan and Dianne Morris are a married couple who work together to help others strengthen their marriages. This year they gave a talk in St Joseph’s Parish, Glasthule on “Practical Tools for Christian Relationships.” Miriam met with Alan to find out more about what makes marriage survive and thrive. She began by asking him whether […]

The Good Marriage Guide

Posted on 04. Aug, 2016 in Faith and Justice, Family, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

Our final piece from 2007 looks at marriage. Every bookshop today has shelves devoted to self-help books on every topic under the sun, and the most popular titles deal with Relationships and Marriage.  John Farrelly is Director of Counselling with ACCORD and arising from his experience in counselling he has written a book – appropriately […]

The Sister’s Café

Posted on 18. Feb, 2016 in Community, Faith Groups, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Relationships, Vocation

Margaret Cartwright A new pop up café is to open its doors on 25 February in the Dominican Adult Education Centre in Blackrock. The “Sister’s Cafe”  it is being run in conjunction with vocations Ireland and is aimed at developing awareness among young women of the role that Irish Sisters play in society. Director of […]