Category: Feature

Satisfying the growing hunger for silence

“In a time where people are very busy in a world where there is persistent noise and commentary from social media, I think it’s very important for people to have the space to get away, be centred and in touch with their own self.” These words from Sr Peggy Collins of Glendalough Hermitage Centre not…

Click here to subscribe

Faith in action – Trocaire’s Lenten campaign

Caoimhe
 de Barra Over the coming days and weeks, the faces of two women will adorn the walls and tables of homes in parishes all over Ireland. Standing alongside their young children, Angela and Madris are like all other mothers in the world who want to provide futures for their children. But these two mothers…

Click here to subscribe

Living with Lent

P. Fintan Lyons O.S.B.   Lent is not likely to be anyone’s favourite season. There is enough to contend with in the weather of February and March, even if the days towards the end are brighter and there are signs of growth in an already resurgent nature. The most perceptible positive feature of the passing…

From Chernobyl with love

Campaigner Adi Roche speaks to Chai Brady about nuclear weapons, politically-
correct Ireland and 
‘inspirational’ St Brigid For the founder of a charity dedicated to those affected by the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, addressing a crowd gathered in the Vatican was the perfect opportunity to tell St Brigid’s story and how the saint has given inspiration…

Click here to subscribe

Out of the shadows, into the light

The 4 Corners Festival brings Christians together in Belfast, writes Róise McGagh   On Friday January 31 the 4 Corners festival kicked off in Belfast city. The series of events running until February 9 was aimed at bringing Christians in the city together, as one of the founders of the festival Rev. Steve Stockman said:…

Paving a path for Armagh’s long-term pastoral future

Chai Brady discusses sacraments in schools, defending the faith and Armagh archdiocese’s new pastoral plan with Bishop Michael Router   Teaching parents how to defend and pass on the Faith, developing Christian communities and streamlining pastoral areas are all important aspects for reflection as the Archdiocese of Armagh prepares for a new pastoral plan, according…

Click here to subscribe

Medjugorje goes mainstream

Church officials have adopted a warmer attitude towards the reported apparitions, writes Michael Kelly   For devotees of Medjugorje, shifting attitudes in the Church on the phenomenon only confirm what they already believe: that the small town in Herzegovina is a place where heaven meets earth and wonderous things happen through the intercession of the…