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 […]

The Joy of Love

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Marriage therapy, Married Couples, Relationships, Sexuality

  The World Meeting of Families 2018 is offering free Saint Valentine’s Day gift tokens with a difference, for couples to give to their loved ones. Following Pope Francis’ calls to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way, the World Meeting of Families 2018 is inviting couples to think beyond the traditional box […]

Bishop Kevin Doran

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Family, Relationships

Bishop Kevin Doran was appointed the bishop of Elphin by Pope Francis on 14 May 2014. Here he talks with Conor Deane about challenges within the Church including vocations and holding on the traditional Church based teachings. They begin by looking at the upcoming World Meeting of Families 2018 which will be held in Ireland and […]

Building Relationships

Posted on 08. Dec, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Family, Marriage therapy, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

Alan and Dianne Morris are a married couple who work together to help others strengthen their marriages. This year they gave a talk in St Joseph’s Parish, Glasthule on “Practical Tools for Christian Relationships.” Miriam met with Alan to find out more about what makes marriage survive and thrive. She began by asking him whether […]

The Good Marriage Guide

Posted on 04. Aug, 2016 in Faith and Justice, Family, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

Our final piece from 2007 looks at marriage. Every bookshop today has shelves devoted to self-help books on every topic under the sun, and the most popular titles deal with Relationships and Marriage.  John Farrelly is Director of Counselling with ACCORD and arising from his experience in counselling he has written a book – appropriately […]

The Sister’s Café

Posted on 18. Feb, 2016 in Community, Faith Groups, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Relationships, Vocation

Margaret Cartwright A new pop up café is to open its doors on 25 February in the Dominican Adult Education Centre in Blackrock. The “Sister’s Cafe”  it is being run in conjunction with vocations Ireland and is aimed at developing awareness among young women of the role that Irish Sisters play in society. Director of […]

Grandparent’s Role

Posted on 24. Aug, 2015 in Family, Relationships

Carmel Wynne is an acclaimed life coach, actor, broadcaster, columnist and a master practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming.  Her book ‘Coaching – The Key to Unlocking your Potential’ invites people to understand that self-wareness and belief in yourself are the keys to achieving excellence and any outcome you want.  Carmel has recently become a grandmother and […]

The Micah Community

Posted on 13. Aug, 2015 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Relationships

Another piece from 2007 looking at the Micah Community, a group that focuses on faith and friendship. Fr. Michael McCullagh is a Vincentian priest currently working in the parish of Phibsboro in Dublin.  He encourages young people there to be involved in their church through an awareness of their faith and the value of friendship. […]

Same Sex Referendum

Posted on 14. May, 2015 in Christian Values, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

  Soline Humbert is a spiritual guide and an advocate for women’s ordination. She also contributed an article for “To Have and To Hold, Stories and Reflections from LGBT people, their families and friends” edited by Patricia Devlin and Brian Glennon. Her Catholic Faith is very important to her but she plans to vote Yes […]

Gay marriage referendum

Posted on 12. Mar, 2015 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Family, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

This coming May, the people of Ireland will be asked to decide whether the following new wording should be added to the Constitution: ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.’ Faith in Marriage Equality is a group of religious people who have come together to […]