True Meaning of Christmas

Posted on 10. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Family, Seasons of the Church Year

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 […]

Well of Living Water

Posted on 23. Jan, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae

Well of Living Water: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman is the title of Messenger Publications’ latest book, written by Magdalen Lawler, a Notre Dame sister living in London.  In this, her latest book, Magdalen uses an inspirational icon of the Samaritan ‘women at the well’ to help the reader reflect on the significance and meaning […]

New Year, New Baby

Posted on 16. Jan, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church

Former Soul Waves editor Josepha Smith joins us again with her baby to talk about life as a new mother. She discusses how having a child has changed her vision of herself as well as her outlook on the world and how it makes her want to apologise to her parents. She explains how it […]

Celebrating Marriage

Posted on 28. Nov, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Family, Married Couples, Mass, Music, Sexuality, Vocation

Not many know that marriage was one of the last sacraments to be included, says Richard Leonard SJ in his book, Hatch Match & Dispatch: A Catholic Guide to Sacraments. He talks about why it is so important and that it’s wonderful to have a sacrament to celebrate and promote the healthy sexuality of marriage. He […]

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 […]

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 […]