Examining Amoris Laetitia

Posted on 22. Aug, 2019 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Church Teachings, Community, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae, Sexuality

In this piece from the archives we look at “Amoris Laetitia” – the reflections of Pope Francis on love in family. Many felt that it had a positive tone and a sense of inclusiveness. However We are Church claims that “the Synod recommendations did not reflect the voices of Catholic families who had no deliberative […]

Parish Priest to the Travelling Community

Posted on 01. Aug, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Discrimination, Family

Despite generations of poverty and prejudice from both the government and ordinary Irish citizens, the faith of the itinerant Irish Traveller community today is strong, say local parish priest, Fr. Paul O’Driscoll. There are about 40,000 Travellers in Ireland, about 0.7 percent of the population. Fr Paul O’Driscoll is their parish priest and says the […]

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 […]

Honouring your Parents

Posted on 11. Apr, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Family, Gospel Values

“If you think you owe your parents nothing, prepare to learn they were right all along,” writes David Quinn in the Irish Catholic. Drawing on a tweet from a Jewish academic, Yoram Hazony, “Honour your Father and Mother or learn the hard way”, he explains how life lessons are most easily learned from our parents, […]

Inspired by Faith

Posted on 04. Apr, 2019 in Community, Faith Groups, Family, Politicians, Politics

Peadar Tóibín born 19 June 1974 is an Irish politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath West constituency since the 2011 general election. He was twice elected as a Sinn Féin candidate, but resigned from the party on 15 November 2018. He was Chair of the Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and […]

The Legacy of the Pope’s Visit

Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in Community, Family, Festivals, Young people

Fr Damian McNeice, Master of Ceremonies to the Archbishop, was heavily involved in organising the Pope’s visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018, held in Dublin. This was his second time to see a Pope in Ireland and he talks here with Conor Deane about the day in August 2018 and how […]

New Grandchild for Christmas

Posted on 20. Dec, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Family, Grandparents, Young people

Becoming a Grandparent for the first time is one of the most exciting experiences, so says Colm Holmes from “We are Church”. Here he talks with Miriam Gormally about how their new arrival has brought such joy into the lives of many. He explores the mystery of birth that emerged in their family from what […]

Supporting Grieving Children Part 2

Posted on 10. May, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Family, Grief

Sr Helen Culhane, founder of a local support service which has helped more than a 1,000 children affected by loss through death, separation or divorce, has been named Limerick Person of the Year 2017. She founded the Children’s Grief Centre in 2009 which sees around 30 children a week, aged four to 18 years. 70 […]

Supporting Children Part 1

Posted on 03. May, 2018 in Achievement, Family, Grief, Young people

Sr Helen Culhane, founder of a local support service which has helped more than a 1,000 children affected by loss through death, separation or divorce, has been named Limerick Person of the Year 2017. She founded the Children’s Grief Centre in 2009 which sees around 30 children a week, aged four to 18 years. 70 […]

James Kibane – The Family Collection

Posted on 30. Nov, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Family, Music, Vocation

James Kilbane along with Veritas Publication have released a collection of songs for families entitled The Family Collection. With a total of twenty specially chosen songs of faith and family, this collection combines favourites, including ‘There is a Place’, ‘The Wedding Song’ and ‘Faith of Our Fathers’, as well as Christian-based country like ‘Mama’s Roses’, […]