Homeboy Industries

Posted on 24. Jul, 2014 in Prison, Rehabilitation

How do you go from gangland member to chef? This is the work of Homeboy Industries. Fr Gregory Boyle SJ, founder and director, established Homeboy Industries to facilitate people who wanted to turn their lives around. Started as a small job service, “Jobs for Future”, it is now one of the largest, most comprehensive and most […]

Stopping Child Abuse

Posted on 05. Jun, 2014 in Human Trafficking, Rehabilitation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is a registered child protection charity which works across the UK to prevent child sexual abuse. It runs many projects, including Stop It Now! UK and Ireland and Parents Protect!. Michael Sheath, a member of the team was in Ireland recently speaking about Child Sexual Abuse and the internet. Did you […]

African Chaplaincy To Ireland

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 in Chaplaincy, Missionary, Prayer, Working Abroad

Conor Deane went to speak with Fr. Cornelius a Vincentian priest who lives in Castleknock who is here to minister to the wider African Catholic communities that reside in Dublin. Fr. Cornelius is like so many Africans now living in Ireland in the way that they seek to contribute to the richness of Irish culture, daily […]

Reforming Prison

Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 in Prison, Rehabilitation

A study by the JointOireachtas Committee on Justice has called on the Government to pledge to reduce the prison population by a third over the next 10 years, saying that non-violent offences should be replaced with community service orders. Peter McVerry who has worked with prisoners for many years, strongly agrees. He also says that […]

Eradication of Poverty

Posted on 18. Oct, 2012 in Chaplaincy, Church Teachings, Poverty, Prison

October 17th is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Miriam Gormally met with Sr. Caoimhín Ní Uallacháin OP who has spent her life working with the poorest of the poor and was present at the commemoration of this year’s event beside the famine statues in Dublin. She spoke about the violence of poverty and why […]

Reimagining Imprisonment

Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 in Prison, Rehabilitation

Leading international experts on imprisonment gathered at a conference in Trinity College in Dublin looking at the theme of Reimagining Imprisonment in Europe. Hosted by the Jesuit centre for Faith and Justice, the conference considered common challenges, diverse policies and practice. In this three part series, Miriam Gormally speaks with three different speakers, all of […]

Reimagining Prison

Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 in Prison, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized

Leading international experts on imprisonment gathered at a conference in Trinity College in Dublin looking at the theme of Reimagining Imprisonment in Europe. Hosted by the Jesuit centre for Faith and Justice, the conference considered common challenges, diverse policies and practice. In this three part series, Miriam Gormally speaks with three different speakers, all of […]

Singing for Prisoners

Posted on 29. Mar, 2012 in Easter, Holy Week, Prison, Seasons of the Church Year

Easter Week resonates with many prisoners, as they may see similarities between the trial and incarceration of Jesus and their own. They may also know the story of being betrayed or forsaken. James Kilbane, gospel and country singer speaks with Miriam Gormally about how he was invited by a prison in Ohio to sing for […]

Prisoners Sunday

Posted on 14. Nov, 2007 in Crime, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Prison, Prisoner Sunday

Prisons and prisoners are words constantly in the headlines these days.  Do we care about prisoners or their conditions?  Should we care about them? This coming Sunday, November 18th is designated Prisoner’s Sunday when we are encouraged to think about those in prison, their families and those who look after them. Eileen Good spoke to […]