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 […]

Exploring The Call

Posted on 17. Jul, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation

Rev Ása Bjork Olafsdottir talks to Conor Deane about the origins of her calling in her rectory in Dún Laoghaire, where she lives now with her family. Ása is from Iceland and has been in Ireland for many years. She loves her work and her parishioners but in particular she describes how she felt she had […]

Cenacolo – Hope for the Addict

Posted on 04. Jul, 2019 in Addiction, Church Teachings, Drugs, Faith and Justice, Young people

.  A recent report on drug use in Ireland, showed that their usage in Ireland was increasing. In this piece from our archives this week, from July 2006, we look at what hope there is for the addict. The piece is from the Cenacolo community in Knock The Cenacolo community was founded by Sr. Elvira […]