Support a Child for €5 a Month

Posted on 05. Dec, 2019 in Charity, Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

An Irish parish group in Dublin which has linked up with a parish in Zambia by feeding children and supporting their school is now looking to expand on their success. The parish of Star of the Sea in Sandymount has been supporting the development of St Mary’s Community School in Matero, a Jesuit parish. The Jesuits […]

Pressure at Christmas

Posted on 05. Dec, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Christmas, Church Teachings, Community, Economy, Faith and Justice

Christmas is a time for celebration, but for many living on low or fixed incomes, it can be a time of stress and worry. In this piece from our archives, Michelle Murphy from Social Justice Ireland said she sometimes gets calls from people in summer wondering how they will manage over Christmas. She says that […]

Ireland’s first Jesuits

Posted on 17. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Death, Faith and Justice

A new book of letters by Irish Jesuits in the 17th century shows that although the Jesuits were only few in number at the time, they were making their mark across Ireland. Irish Jesuit Annual Letters, 1604-1674 is edited by Dr Vera Moynes and published by the Irish Manuscripts Commission. The bookcontains the twenty-five 17th century letters […]

Disappointing Budget

Posted on 10. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Economy, Faith and Justice

Social Justice Ireland, a think tank that looks at the implications of the budget said that the most vulnerable were betrayed by the budget, with the poorest 30 per cent being hit hardest, particularly with rising food costs. The pointed out that while TDs will see their salaries rise by €1,600, many of the most […]

The Value of Irish Missionaries

Posted on 03. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Missionary, Pope Francis, Vocation

In this second part of our series on Mission for this month of October, which was declared an Extraordinary Missionary Month, we look at the value of Irish missionaries around the world. Juileann Moran is the National Secretary for the Society of Missionary Children with World Mission’s Ireland and she explains to Miriam Gormally that our […]

The Future of the North

Posted on 26. Sep, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Humane Vitae

Peadar Tóibín is an Irish politician who has served as Leader of Aontú since January 2019. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Meath West constituency since 2011. He previously served as Chair of the Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2016 to 2018. Here he talks with Conor Deane […]

Communicating God’s Love

Posted on 29. Aug, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Liturgy, Music

Continuing with our pieces from the archive, we hear about Radio Maria, a Christian Radio station that aims to help communicate God’s divine love and Mercy, which was launched in Ireland on Thursday Feb 11th.  Fr. Michael Ross SDB, a Salesian Priest, is director of Radio Maria Ireland. He talks with Conor Deane before the […]

Faith and Hope

Posted on 22. Aug, 2019 in Ecology, Economy, Environment, Faith and Justice, Natural Disasters

For the month of August, we continue to bring you some pieces from the archive. Here is a piece from Nov 2008 on hope. Our daily diet of news headlines these days seems to be concentrated on world disasters making us ask the question, ‘Where is God in all of this?’  So how do we […]

Our Lady’s Island

Posted on 08. Aug, 2019 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Festivals, Pilgrimage

In this piece from the archive, first published in 2006, we hear about Our Lady’s Island in Wexford, which has its pilgrimage season from Aug 15th, the feast of the Assumption to September 8th the birthday of Our Lady.  Miriam Gormally met Colin Murphy ADM to find out what is so special about Our Lady’s […]

The Immigrant’s Dilemma

Posted on 01. Aug, 2019 in Charity, Church Teachings, Community, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Poverty

Every year in August, we share some of our archive pieces. This year our pieces come from 2007. Here is a piece that is still pertinent for today – being an immigrant. How many of us ever stop to think about what it really must be like to land in a strange country, knowing no-one […]