Transcendence of Music Part 2

Posted on 11. Jul, 2019 in Community, Meditation, Music

In this second part of this series, Kevin Jackson, Professor of Business Ethics and Law at Fordham University in New York City, as well as composer and jazz pianist, talks about music his own journey from agnostic to Catholic. He spoke of how music during spiritual services brought him to an appreciation of something deeper […]

Designed for Happiness

Posted on 11. Jul, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Spirituality

Professor Stuart Walker, who holds the Chair of Design for Sustainability at Lancaster University in the UK, speaks to Pat Coyle about how materially saturated we are in this world and how design needs to become sustainable and better at promoting human happiness rather than accumulating more material goods. Professor Walker, who is also co-founder […]

Climbing Croagh Patrick

Posted on 11. Jul, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Retreats, Spiritual, Spirituality

Brendan McManus SJ, author of the best-selling book, Redemption Road is organising a three day pilgrimage from Ballintubber to the top of Croagh Patrick specifically for men as he says there aren’t enough opportunities for men to get in touch with their feelings. Brendan is a seasoned pilgrim who has walked the full 800km of […]

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 […]

Is Chastity A Real Option?

Posted on 27. Jun, 2019 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Church Teachings

Conor Deane speaks with Hannah from Pure In Heart’s Mission Team about promoting chastity among young people and how they encourage second level students to spare themselves a world of unnecessary hurt by limiting the levels of physical contact in a relationship until marriage. In a challenging world of confusing messages where promoting sexual activity […]

Spirasi

Posted on 26. Jun, 2019 in Community, Discrimination, Humanitarian Aid

Both the UN World Refugee Day and the Day of Support for Victims of Torture comes in June  –  issues that we in Ireland have become more aware of in recent years. One of the organisations involved with refugees is SPIRASI – a humanitarian organisation founded in 1999 with the Holy Ghost Fathers as trustees. In SPIRASI, […]

Passing the Baton

Posted on 20. Jun, 2019 in Charity, Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Places of Conflict, Vocation, Young people

Fr John Skinnader is a Spiritan missionary who has been living and working in the newly formed country of South Sudan since 2012. Before that he lived in Ethiopia, saying there is no comparison in terms of development and that Ethiopia is like living in American compared to South Sudan. South Sudan gained its independence […]

Hearing our Body’s Call

Posted on 20. Jun, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music Therapy, Prayer, Spiritual, Vocation

In this second part of our series with Celeste Snowber, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, she explores how we actually “bully” our bodies.  She points out that we regularly berate our bodies for not being what we think they should be, in a way that we […]

Christian Inclusion for LGBT+ People

Posted on 13. Jun, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Sexuality

The Vatican recently released a statement looking at gender and sexuality, entitled, “Male and Female, He created them”. This is a view that Rev. Brandan Robertson, author, activist, and pastor, working at the intersections of spirituality and social renewal, feels does not represent the full picture. He believes that LGBT+ people have existed since the beginning of […]

Connecting to the Body Part 1

Posted on 13. Jun, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Meditation, Spirituality

In this two part series, Celeste Snowber, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada explores our relationships with our bodies. She feels strongly that the body is central to how we live, move, breathe, question, and uncover passion and voice. She is also a dancer, poet, writer and […]