Grandparent’s Role

Posted on 24. Aug, 2015 in Family, Relationships

Carmel Wynne is an acclaimed life coach, actor, broadcaster, columnist and a master practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming.  Her book ‘Coaching – The Key to Unlocking your Potential’ invites people to understand that self-wareness and belief in yourself are the keys to achieving excellence and any outcome you want.  Carmel has recently become a grandmother and […]

The Micah Community

Posted on 13. Aug, 2015 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Relationships

Another piece from 2007 looking at the Micah Community, a group that focuses on faith and friendship. Fr. Michael McCullagh is a Vincentian priest currently working in the parish of Phibsboro in Dublin.  He encourages young people there to be involved in their church through an awareness of their faith and the value of friendship. […]

Same Sex Referendum

Posted on 14. May, 2015 in Christian Values, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

  Soline Humbert is a spiritual guide and an advocate for women’s ordination. She also contributed an article for “To Have and To Hold, Stories and Reflections from LGBT people, their families and friends” edited by Patricia Devlin and Brian Glennon. Her Catholic Faith is very important to her but she plans to vote Yes […]

Gay marriage referendum

Posted on 12. Mar, 2015 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Family, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

This coming May, the people of Ireland will be asked to decide whether the following new wording should be added to the Constitution: ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.’ Faith in Marriage Equality is a group of religious people who have come together to […]

Renewal In The Faith – A Testimony

Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 in Faith and Justice, Prayer, Relationships, Retreats, Spiritual, Spirituality

Pat Reynolds is originally from Scotland. Here he talks of his faith journey and of his work with the youth of his parish. Catholic Parishes across Ireland are going through seismic transformations due to the lack of vocations to the Priesthood. This has meant that they are being “clustered” whereby 2 or 3 parishes are […]

Elma Walsh

Posted on 05. Dec, 2013 in Chronic illness, Death, Grief, Health, Prayer, Relationships, Suicide, Volunteering

Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh who passed on long before his time, speaks bravely here with Fr Alan Neville MSC about Donal’s final message before his passing.  Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives when he came to prominence through his writings and subsequent appearance on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night […]

The Bully

Posted on 22. Aug, 2013 in Discrimination, Relationships, Schools

A piece from our archive – January 10th 2007 Bullying is a huge problem in schools throughout the country.  But what goes on in the minds of the bully and how can we help them change their ways?  Cathy Finnegan is a guidance councillor in Wilson Hospital School in Co. Westmeath and is currently undertaking […]

Hope Foundation

Posted on 02. Sep, 2009 in Relationships, Schools, Young people

Young people all over Ireland are going back to school this September. However there are many more children in the world who don’t get to go school. Maureen Forest runs the Hope foundation, which helps street children in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta. One of the projects is connecting children from schools in Ireland with children in […]

Grandparents pilgrimage ‘09

Posted on 02. Sep, 2009 in Family, Grandparents, Irish - knock, Lough Derg, Croagh Patrick, Pilgrimage, Relationships

Being a grandparent is becoming more difficult. And when it comes to faith, it can be very complicated. Many grandparents see that their children are not being raised in the Faith that meant so much to them. Catherine Wiley is organising a Grandparent’s pilgrimage in September to Knock taking place on the 13th of September. […]

Making Marriage Work

Posted on 24. Jun, 2009 in Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

Summer is a time when many couples in Ireland will be getting married, all going in with the dream that it will be a happy and life long marriage. Unfortunately that doesn’t always work out for everyone. So what is the key to a happy and life long marriage and what can people do to […]