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 […]

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 […]

Church Alive

Posted on 01. Oct, 2020 in Book Reviews, 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 […]

Remembering Fr. Peyton

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Church Teachings, Vocation

‘The family that prays together stays together’ was the well known, often quoted slogan of the Rosary priest, the late Fr. Patrick Peyton. In this piece from the archive, from 2009, we hear about the international celebration that was organised to mark the centenary of his birth in Ireland.  Fr. Jim Phelan, Director of the […]

Benedictines in Ireland

Posted on 13. Aug, 2020 in Faith and Justice, Saints, Vocation

For the month of August, Soul Waves Radio will be reliving some interviews from the past. First published in Sept 2005, this piece looks a Glenstal Abbey,  a Benedictine monastery in County Limerick. Colman O Clabaigh OSB is a monk of Glenstal Abbey, where he is the monastery librarian. In this interview he talks about the […]

Women in the Church

Posted on 06. Aug, 2020 in Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation

“The new instruction issued on 20 July 2020 by the Congregation of the Clergy confirms the Vatican is living in a patriarchal bubble.” So says We are Church, an organisation who have long fought for ordination rights for women and for married men. They also added that,  “It is an attempt to reassert clerical male authority […]

Questioning Celibacy

Posted on 30. Jul, 2020 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Sexuality, Vocation

Fr Bernárd Lynch is a Catholic priest who is gay and married. His journey has caused controversy, but in this piece from the archives he argues that he is living true to who he is. He further argues that very few priests are called to celibacy and that not many of them are living up […]

New Post-grad Cert in Theology

Posted on 16. Jul, 2020 in Church Teachings, Community, Vocation

The Loyola Institute of Theology in Trinity College Dublin is offering a new Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology which can be studied as a stand-alone Certificate, or it can be used as a stepping stone to the MPhil. Students who opt to do the certificate will join MPhil students to study two compulsory modules, Readings […]

Called to Do Justice

Posted on 16. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Vocation, Young people

JaNaé Bates works in Minneapolis USA as a minister in the United Methodist Church. She is a member of Isaiah, a grouping of religious organisations from Christian, Muslim, and other faith backgrounds working for racial and economic justice in the state of Minnesota. In this two part series with Pat Coyle, JaNaé talks about her […]