Answering the Questions of Faith

Posted on 24. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community

What is Purgatory?, Is God a man or a woman?, What is Priesthood? etc. are all questions that are asked by people curious to understand more about the Catholic faith. Nikolaas Sintobin SJ, internet pastor of the Low Countries, speaks to Gavin T. Murphy of Irish Jesuit Communications about his latest book Where was God before the […]

St Newman’s Conversion

Posted on 24. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Saints

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by Pope Francis, Sunday October 13th at a ceremony in Rome’s St Peter’s Square. Born in London in 1801 Newman converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism and in 1851 was invited to Dublin to set up Catholic University […]

Saint John Henry Newman

Posted on 17. Oct, 2019 in Community, Saints

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by Pope Francis, Sunday October 13th at a ceremony in Rome’s St Peter’s Square. Born in London in 1801 Newman converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism and in 1851 was invited to Dublin to set up Catholic University […]

Affordable Accommodation

Posted on 17. Oct, 2019 in Community, Family, Homelessness

John Mark McCafferty CEO of Threshold argues that there is a shortage of affordable accommodation in Ireland and many people are priced out of the market. He was saying that even ‘cost rental’ or ‘affordable apartments’ in Dublin can be as much as 1,200euro a month for a two bed, compared to a Viennese Model […]

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 […]

Gandhi’s Inspiration

Posted on 10. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Community

October marks the 150thanniversary of Gandhi’s birth – an important celebration, that has a particular significance for the Michael Davitt Museum. Michael Davitt played a key role in the Land War of the 1880’s that helped break the power of the landlords and which eventually led to the transfer of ownership of the land to […]

Coptic Sisters

Posted on 10. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation

  Sr Gabriella and Sr Philomena in St George’s Abbey. Sister Gabriella and Sister Philomena sometimes feel like they are living parallel lives. They were both born in Cairo, Egypt and graduated from the American University of Cairo with masters degrees in economics and worked in the business world after graduation. They have been friends […]

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 […]

Protecting Tenants in Ireland

Posted on 03. Oct, 2019 in Community, Homelessness

Threshold was established by a Capuchin Priest, Fr Donal O’Mahony 41 years ago to help the poorest of the poor have some sort of help and representation when it came to living in the bed sits and slums in Cork and Dublin. Since then, legislation has improved to protect those living in rented accommodation. However, […]