Sexuality and Salvation Part II

Posted on 21. Nov, 2019 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Relationships, Sexuality

Fr Bernárd Lynch recently received the Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad from President Michael D. Higgins on November 21 in honour of the work he did as a priest to those with AIDS/HIV. For fifteen years, he was Theological Consultant to Dignity New York – an organisation for LGBT Catholic and their friends. […]

Making Marriage Work

Posted on 29. Aug, 2019 in Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

In this piece from 2009, we hear about people’s hopes and dreams for marriage. How everyone goes in with the dream that they will be a happy and life long marriage. Unfortunately that doesn’t always work out for everyone. So what is the key to a happy and life long marriage and what can people […]

Remembering Fr Coote

Posted on 29. Aug, 2019 in Depression, Mental Health, Relationships, Suicide, Young people

Fr Tony Coote passed away on Wednesday, August 28th, following a battle with motor neurone disease. He was a much loved priest and in particular well remember for his time in UCD as a chaplain helping others. In this piece from 2007, we hear him talk about the work he did for parents who had […]

Hope Foundation

Posted on 16. Jul, 2019 in Relationships, Schools, Young people

Young people all over Ireland are enjoying their summer holidays, likely glad of the break. However there are many more children in the world who don’t get to go school and who would love access to education. In this piece from 2009, we hear from Maureen Forest who runs the Hope foundation, which helps street […]

Loss and Hope

Posted on 27. Jun, 2019 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Health, Hospice, Relationships

Approximately 30,000 people die each year in Ireland. Each death affects at least 10 people, therefore at least 300,000 people are newly bereaved each year.  Many of those people die in the care of The Irish Hospice Foundation.  The Hospice published a book entitled ‘Irish Stories of Loss and Hope’ to help show people .. […]

St. Valentine’s Day

Posted on 14. Feb, 2019 in Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

In this piece from the archives we look at one women’s perspective on Valentine’s Day. Is it a commercial gimmick or an opportunity for the timid to be openly expressive and say ‘I love you’?!  Are roses, chocolates, and candle-lit dinners a symbol of love or clever marketing? Newly married Maureen Fortune told Eileen Good […]

Film, Faith and Music

Posted on 17. Jan, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Film Reviews, Music, Relationships, Spirituality

Michael Aherne, who plays The Commitments’ pianist Steven Clifford, was an employee for the Dublin Corporation and took a three-month leave of absence to make the film. He is currently head of the transport development at the National Transport Authority as well as working for Spirit Radio and doing gigs with The Commitments. In this […]

My Anam Cara

Posted on 07. Jun, 2018 in Achievement, Faith and Justice, Relationships

  It’s been ten years since the death of John O’Donohue, former priest, poet, philosopher and best selling author who died suddenly in France in 2008.  Best known for his book Anam Cara, of which his readers said “…he put words on things they have felt”. In this piece from Jan 2008, his friend of over […]

Encountering Jesus

Posted on 07. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Relationships

Fr Pat Collins’ new book, “Encountering Jesus” draws on his own experience of working with New Evangelisation. A proud Vincentian, he says that there is tremendous energy out there for a new form of Christianity – one that will be more like the early Christian Communities. He says New Evangelisation is aimed a communities in […]

Reflection on Being 80

Posted on 31. Aug, 2017 in Relationships, Vocation

Here is a piece from the archives speaking with Paul Andrews a Jesuit priest after his 80th birthday in 2007. He looks back at the history of the church and his own involvement with it, his regrets as well as the things he was proud of. Originally from Omagh he has had a varied career […]