Women of the Cross – Veronica

Posted on 14. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Death, Feminism/Women in the Church

We continue our “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of Veronica who was moved by the sight of Christ carrying his cross to Golgotha, gave him her kerchief to wipe his brow, after which he handed it back imprinted with the image of his face. Like the others, she is […]

Loss and Hope

Posted on 02. Apr, 2020 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Health, Hospice, Relationships

With the Coronavirus sweeping across the globe, people are more aware of our fragility and loss. In this piece from the archives we look back at “Irish Stories of Loss and Hope” a book published by Hospice Foundation.  They wanted to help show people … “the individual nature of grief, the difficulties that grieving brings and […]

Understanding the Sacrament of the Sick

Posted on 26. Mar, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Death, Gospel Values, Health

Australian Jesuit Fr Richard Leonard, author of Hatch, Match & Dispatch: A Catholic Guide to Sacraments, talks to Pat Coyle  about the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. Pointing to the miracles, he emphasises that Christ’s mission was clearly one of healing with the sacrament as part of the tradition. He notes that the […]

The Mystery of the Soul

Posted on 31. Oct, 2019 in Church Teachings, Community, Death, Saints

In this piece Dermot Roantree, editor with Jesuit communications, talks about the biggest mystery of all – the mystery of death. He explores the days of All Saint and All Souls and says that for some mysteries like death, it may be better that we don’t expect answers, but only ask questions. Drawing on lyrics […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stories on the Margins

Posted on 16. May, 2019 in Community, Conflict, Death

What in the World?, an RTE series, is back for a 12th season. In this second part of our two part series, Miriam Gormally talks with Peadar King about telling the stories on the margins. In the first part, he focused on the very complex story of Israel and Palestine. In this part he looks […]

In Memory of Lyra McKee

Posted on 02. May, 2019 in Community, Crime, Death, Young people

The death of Lyra McKee should be the end of all violence in Northern Ireland, so says Don Mullan, author and journalist who grew up only 200 metres away from the street where Lyra was shot. She was killed by indiscriminate fire as she observed clashes between police and New IRA dissidents on the Creggan estate […]

Protecting Babies

Posted on 04. Apr, 2019 in Community, Crime, Death, Ecology, Humanitarian Aid, Young people

 Aoife Hearne from Operation Transformation to host ‘Tigers’ The promotion of formula is very problematic, so says Aoife Hearne, Dietician from Operation Transformation and member of BFGLI, Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland. BFGLI They will be holding a private screening of the movie ‘Tigers’ in the Light House cinema in Dublin on Monday April 8th. 12 years […]

Eddie Stone on his Hopes and Hurts

Posted on 07. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Death, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae

Eddie Stones healer and family man talks about the future for Emmanuel House where himself and his wife work. He has worked there for years, but hopes that someone else can take over the work. Eddie talks about how even in the deepest of tragedies, you need to step back and see if you can […]