Understanding the Eucharist

Posted on 07. Nov, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Gospel Values, Vocation

Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard takes a look at the meaning of the Eucharist.  He says it is the ultimate meal of sacrificial love. Drawing from his latest book, Hatch, Match & Dispatch: A Catholic Guide to Sacraments, with Paulist Press, he says that the Eucharist is more encompassing than people imagine, involving all aspects of […]

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 […]

John Bruton on his Faith

Posted on 05. Sep, 2019 in Christian Values, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae, Schools

John Bruton, who served as Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997, was one of the youngest every members of the Dáil – elected at only 22. Educated in Clongowes Wood College, he says that his education there gave him a good formation in his Catholic Faith, and that his time in politics thought him about compromise and […]

Bursting Out in Praise

Posted on 05. Sep, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Depression, Gospel Values, Mental Health

Gavin T. Murphy, blogger with the website, I love bipolar  talks about the spiritual journey that the highs and lows of bipolar have brought him on. He has also presented a series of reflections on his life’s journey with RTE Radio One’s A Living Word programme.  From that series he was asked to write a […]

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 […]

Examining Amoris Laetitia

Posted on 22. Aug, 2019 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Church Teachings, Community, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae, Sexuality

In this piece from the archives we look at “Amoris Laetitia” – the reflections of Pope Francis on love in family. Many felt that it had a positive tone and a sense of inclusiveness. However We are Church claims that “the Synod recommendations did not reflect the voices of Catholic families who had no deliberative […]

Steve Bannon challenges Pope

Posted on 01. Aug, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Gospel Values, Liturgy

Steve Bannon, the architect behind Trump’s rise to power, is set to take aim at the Pope. Unhappy with the Pope on several positions, in particular anything that looks supportive of immigrants or any kind of socialism, he wants to train people to fight Pope Francis’ ideology. This new training ground will actually be in […]

Simplicity of Gospel Message

Posted on 30. May, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Gospel Values

What are the Church’s true teachings? Michael Kelly, editor of the Irish Catholic says that the Gospel message is a simple one. Contrary to books such as Dan Browne’s Angels and Daemons or the numerous articles online that look for hidden secrets within the church, Michael says that the message of the Gospel is simple […]

Exploring the Labyrinth

Posted on 02. May, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Environment, Gospel Values, Nature

Piaras Jackson SJ, director of Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Dublin talks about World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, 4 May 2019. He describes the centre’s own labyrinth next to the coastline, among mature trees and in grassland that becomes a meadow in the summer. He also gives a brief history of labyrinths and points […]

The Hero’s Journey

Posted on 11. Apr, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Vocation

‘The hero’ was the title of a workshop led recently by education consultant David Tuohy SJ for chaplains and others who work with young people. David proposed ‘the heroic journey’ as a model of personal development, one that could provide both young people and their mentors with a positive and clear narrative. The workshop was part […]