Faith and Hope

Posted on 19. Mar, 2020 in Ecology, Economy, Environment, Faith and Justice, Natural Disasters

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?’ In this piece from the archives, we look at the importance of hope – especially important these days. So how do we keep going, and continue to find hope?  Eileen […]

Querida Amazonia critique

Posted on 05. Mar, 2020 in Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church, Sexuality

Professor Tina Beattie, Professor of Catholic Studies at Roehampton University, delivered a lecture entitled “Listening to the Essence of Things”: Theology, language and meaning in the context of Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia on 19 February 2020 at The Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin. In this first of a two part series, we hear her […]

Carbon Fast for Lent

Posted on 27. Feb, 2020 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Environment, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Nature

Lent is a time to draw connections between our spirituality and the ecology around us, so says, Brendan McManus SJ, who has been exploring meaningful ways in which to make a difference this Lent. After some searching, he came across the idea of a carbon fast for Lent. However he says that the most important […]

Understanding the Elections

Posted on 13. Feb, 2020 in Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Politicians

The success of Sinn Féin in the last elections changed the political landscape of Ireland. It was unexpected, arguably even to the party themselves and left many wondering what was going on. Kevin Hargaden is a theologian with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in Dublin. His is the author of Theological Ethics in a […]

Voting as a Christian

Posted on 06. Feb, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice

  Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, Jesuit theologian, speaks to Pat Coyle on the consideration of various Christian issues for the upcoming general election on Saturday, 8 February, 2020. He discusses the latest statement from the four Archbishops of Ireland and the document from the Irish Inter-Church meeting. He talks about the need for a new type […]

A Dose of Reality

Posted on 09. Jan, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Economy, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Fr Peter McVerry SJ speaks with Pat Coyle about his latest book entitled A Dose of Reality, published by Redemptorist Communications. The book contains a selection of articles from Fr Peter’s monthly column in Reality magazine. They offer a reflection on issues from homelessness and drugs to justice and faith, as seen from the perspective […]

Teaching and Healing

Posted on 26. Dec, 2019 in Faith and Justice, Prayer, Vatican

As we move into the New Year, we go back over some of our most listened to pieces over the past year. Damien Stein is a Catholic from London who is involved in the Charismatic renewal and runs a Prayer Ministry.  During his Pray Ministry he continually witnesses many miracles of healing.  He travels the […]

Mother Teresa: Advent and Christmas

Posted on 18. Dec, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice

St Teresa of Calcutta is a woman who inspired and amazed people everywhere. John Scally, author and journalist, said that even the great Gay Byrne was unnerved by her! Her work had a massive impact in helping the poorest everywhere. Author of the book, Mother Teresa on Advent and Christmas, John is one of the few […]

Rose Kennedy on Grace and Grief

Posted on 12. Dec, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Grief

Rose Kennedy was the grande dame of contemporary American politics, seeing three of her children find great success. Success came with even more tragedy for Kennedy, as she lost two children in the 1940s and sons John and Robert were assassinated in the 1960s. In this archive piece from Radharc productions, we hear of her remarkable […]

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 […]