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 […]

Coptic Christians in Ireland

Posted on 13. Jun, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Vocation

Mark Kelada is a member of the Egyptian Coptic Christians who has also just recently graduated with a Phd in medicinal chemistry from Maynooth University. Born in Egypt, he explains that Coptic Christians are ambassadors of Christ. He came to Ireland when he was nine and is now a deacon in the Coptic Church. He […]

Connecting with the Transcendent

Posted on 06. Jun, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Spirituality

David Coghlan SJ, Associate Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, was a keynote speaker at the recent conference on ‘Spirituality in Society and the Professions’ in Waterford Institute of Technology. Here he speaks with Pat Coyle about how he defines his spirituality. He says it’s  simply connecting with the transcendent. “I connect with a God […]

Charismatic Renewal in Ireland

Posted on 06. Jun, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict

Michelle Moran, the President of ICCRS, the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, came to Ireland in November 2018. Following on from her visit, there are plans for the future of Charismatic renewal in Ireland including a one day conference in the RDS on Jun 22nd. Sr. Bridget Dunne, chairperson of Charismatic renewal in Ireland talks […]

Reconciling Religion and Psychology

Posted on 30. May, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Eastern Spirituality, Spiritual

Mysticism and religious experience have been dismissed by psychology as “nothing but” abnormal experiences or even medical conditions. Something Ralph Hood, Professor of Psychology and distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), disagrees with. He gave a presentation on Mysticism and the Relationship between Religion and Spirituality at the international conference […]

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 […]

Dancing to my Death

Posted on 23. May, 2019 in Cancer, Christian Values, Community, Death, Grief, Health

Dancing to my Death is the title of Daniel O’Leary’s final masterpiece. In it he reveals his dark night of the soul upon hearing his diagnosis of terminal cancer. A well-known priest and teacher, his retreats were always in demand and inspired many people deeply. During his final illness, Daniel examines his faith through a new […]

Communion Music

Posted on 23. May, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, First Communion

With First Holy Communions coming up, we listen to a beautiful rendition of Be Not Afraid by John Michael Talbot.

Collaborative Film

Posted on 16. May, 2019 in Achievement, Community, Family, Film Reviews

Joe Sebastian an award winning Film Maker and Carer who hails from Kerala in India. He was one of 16 people to be invited to meet President Michael Higgins in Arás an Uachtarain to be given his award for his film making. Since then he’s been offered 2 Phds in Film but has taken up the offer […]

Communion Consumption

Posted on 16. May, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Confirmation, First Communion

Communions are taking place all over the country and children everywhere are getting ready for this exciting event. But is consumption around these celebrations of the sacraments getting out of hand? Miriam Gormally spoke with Fr Michael Collins about the amount of money that can be involved and whether there could be a way to […]