Gay Catholic Voices

Posted on 22. Oct, 2020 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values

Soul Waves Radio has come to the end of its journey. It’s been a very interesting and exciting time and we were glad to share so many interviews with you. We will be publishing pieces from the archive, until the archive moves to Jesuit.ie and then you will be able to access them there. We […]

Creating an Irish “Camino”

Posted on 27. Aug, 2020 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community

Next year marks the 1500 year anniversary of the birth of St Colmcille, Irish abbot and missionary who was credited with spreading Christianity into Scotland. Bishop Alan McGuckian of Raphoe in Donegal thought that it would be a good time to create an Irish camino based around this saint. An avid walker himself, Bishop McGuckian […]

Compassion for Animals

Posted on 13. Aug, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Environment, Nature

In this piece from our archives our interviewer Miriam Gormally is questioned by Pat Coyle about being a vegan and a Christian. Drawing inspiration from Bible passages like Genesis 1:29  where God specifically maps out that fruit and seeds should be our food, she argues that there are also many other passages that point to […]

Remembering John Hume

Posted on 06. Aug, 2020 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Death, Gospel Values

John Hume, one of the key architects of the Good Friday Agreement, “never lost faith in peace”, mourners at his funeral have been told. The former SDLP leader and Nobel Prize laureate died on Monday, August the 3rd, aged 83. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, there were limited numbers of about one hundred people […]

Ageing with Alzheimers

Posted on 30. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Chronic illness, Community, Health, Mental Health

Des O’Grady SJ currently works as a chaplain in Dundrum central mental hospital. He himself was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers and in this first of at three part series from the archive, he talks candidly about his experience and the learning he has received from it. He says that the disease has given him more […]

Operation Valkyrie

Posted on 23. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Conflict

Operation Valkyrie or the Plot To Kill Hitler was one of the assignation attempts on the Früher that came closest to succeeding. Led by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, an aristocrat who was one of the leaders of this resistance movement and the conspiracy to assassinate Hitler on 20th July, 1944. Initially he had respect […]

Called to do Justice Part 2

Posted on 23. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict

JaNaé Bates works in Minneapolis USA as a minister in the United Methodist Church. She is a member of Isaiah, a grouping of religious organisations from Christian, Muslim, and other faith backgrounds working for racial and economic justice in the state of Minnesota. In this two part series with Pat Coyle, JaNaé talks about her […]

Called to Do Justice

Posted on 16. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Vocation, Young people

JaNaé Bates works in Minneapolis USA as a minister in the United Methodist Church. She is a member of Isaiah, a grouping of religious organisations from Christian, Muslim, and other faith backgrounds working for racial and economic justice in the state of Minnesota. In this two part series with Pat Coyle, JaNaé talks about her […]

Calm me O Lord

Posted on 16. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Music Therapy

Our chant for this week is, Calm me Lord from the album Shelter Me – Reflective Chants of Gentleness and Calm by Marie Dunne CHF, featuring Katie O’Flaherty and Eugene Ginty. The chant is Based on Matthew 8:23-26 Calm me O Lord, fill me with peace, Calm me O Lord, let my troubles cease, I trust in you Lord forever […]

Depression – a Christian Perspective

Posted on 09. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Depression, Mental Health

Depression is ‘the common cold’ of our psychology. The illness effects approximately one in every five people. According to the Vatican, it is the biggest disease in the world. In this piece from the archives, Fodhla McGrane, from Kells, Co. Meath, is an Oblate of St Benedict. She leads retreats on “Depression from a Christian Perspective”. […]