Pope Francis and me: part two

Posted on 18. Mar, 2021 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Uncategorized

In this piece from 2013, we hear from our  series, “Pope Francis and me”. In this second episode of the series, Fr. Peter McVerry talks about how Pope Francis’ work with the poor could return the Church to its roots as an organisation dedicated to those living on the margins. Fr. McVerry has been a […]

Remembering Thomas Merton

Posted on 10. Dec, 2020 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Eastern Spirituality, Environment, Faith and Justice, Nature, Vocation

December 10th, just over fifty years ago, Thomas Merton was found dead in his room near Bangkok, where he had been the main speaker at an international monastic conference. At the time he was the best known Catholic monk in the world. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (Elected Silence in the English edition), was an unlikely best […]

Thoughts for December 8th

Posted on 03. Dec, 2020 in Faith and Justice, Seasons of the Church Year

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 […]

Confession

Posted on 26. Nov, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Lent, Seasons of the Church Year

It’s a long time since people were queuing up for Saturday night confession. Less and less people are availing of the Sacrament and even practising Catholics no longer think of it as an important part of the lives, does it have relevance for people today?  In this piece from the archive, Eileen Good spoke to David […]

Inclusive Society

Posted on 19. Nov, 2020 in Different abilities, Education, Faith and Justice

The Vision of Inclusion Ireland is that of people with an intellectual disability living and participating in the community with equal rights as citizens, to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential. Deirdre Carroll speaks to Miriam Gormally about the right of children with disabilities to have a place in mainstream schools […]

It was Suicide

Posted on 19. Nov, 2020 in Death, Depression, Faith and Justice, Mental Health, Suicide

The death of a son is hard to deal with, but when that death is a suicide, it is so much harder.  David Wynne lost his son Derek to suicide on the 8th of February 1997 and David still lives with the grief.  In this piece from the archive, Rev. Ian Poulton met David and […]

God’s Surprise

Posted on 05. Nov, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

God’s Surprise is the title of a new book by Susan Gately. In this piece from 2012,  she looks at ten new movements within the church that are gaining momentum and attracting numbers. The movements featured include the Legion of Mary, Youth 2000, Focolare, Communion and Liberation, Cell System of Evangelisation, L’Arche, Catholic Charismatic Renewal, […]

Thirty-Three Good Men

Posted on 29. Oct, 2020 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Vocation

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 […]

The Vocation of Nursing – Una O’Doherty

Posted on 15. Oct, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Health, Vocation

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 […]

Prisoner Volunteers

Posted on 15. Oct, 2020 in Church Teachings, Depression, Faith and Justice, Health, Mental Health

In this piece from the archive from 2006, we hear from 28 prisoners who trained as Samaritan Volunteers in a number of Dublin prisons and the organisation hopes to eventually extend the project to every prison in the State.  These prisoners provide a confidential listening service for fellow inmates at Cloverhill, Wheatfield and Arbour Hill […]