Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Posted on 25. Jun, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

In this piece from June 14th 2006, we look at the story of Sr Briege. When Sr Briege was a young girl working in Dublin, she was introduced to the writings of Sister (as she was then) Elizabeth of the Trinity.  She still remembers vividly the effect they had on her and how her future […]

The New Fascism

Posted on 18. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Politics

Michael Kirwan SJ is a theologian with a particular interest in political theology who lectures in the Loyola Institute of Catholic theology in Trinity College Dublin. In this piece with Pat Coyle, he looks at what some commentators are calling ‘new fascism’. He says that it appears today as if we are almost replicating the processes […]

Laudato Tree

Posted on 11. Jun, 2020 in Achievement, Christian Values, Ecology, Faith and Justice

Laudato Tree is a project aimed at healing the planet and empowering its people. With the backing of Pope Francis and a gift of 1000 trees from Cardinal Tukson, the initiative will contribute towards The Great Green Wall  in the Sahel – a prime example of ecological conservation in action. Pope Francis endorsed the project on […]

Let Go and Let God

Posted on 28. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice

Irish Jesuit Brendan McManus’ latest book The Way to Manresa, has just been published by Loyola Press, Chicago.  In this second part of his story, he compares some of the spiritual understandings of his Ignatian Camino with the Twelve Steps Program, recognising how he needed to “Let Go and Let God”. The book is the […]

Faith and the Climate Crisis

Posted on 21. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values

Dr Lorna Gold is a Scottish-Irish academic, climate campaigner and author. She also works for Trócaire and has been heavily involved in their climate campaign. Inspired by Laudato Si’ she will be hosting, “A Love Letter to the Earth” on May 24th, celebrating the fifth anniversary its publication. Here she talks with Miriam Gormally about faith and […]

The Woman at the Well

Posted on 07. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church

We continue our “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of The Woman at the Well and how Jesus turned her life around. Like the others, she is a woman of God, who was present in Jesus’s life; whose story is often told but not always heard. We are very […]

Help for South Sudan

Posted on 30. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Families in the refugee camp in Maban, South Sudan, where Irish Jesuit Tony O’Riordan works, have one bar of soap to last them a month – just one of the challenges facing refugees as the government of one of the poorest countries in the world struggles to keep the coronavirus at bay. Tony O’Riordan is […]

Trócaire’s response to Covid-19

Posted on 09. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice

Covid-19 has shaken China, America and most of Europe. It is now moving into Africa, where the numbers infected have been rising. So far though the virus seems to be moving more slowly in Africa than on other continents and there were some hope that countries in Africa might be more resilient, having younger populations. […]

God in the Wilderness

Posted on 09. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Vocation

During this time of difficulties where many are asking where is God, Mike Drennan SJ, Director of Manresa, counsellor and spiritual director, takes a look at finding God in Wilderness. Drawing on stories from the Bible where people were often put into challenging circumstances and had to dig deep to reflect on the meaning of […]

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 […]