Category: Media

After a few weeks’ hiatus, Episode 16 of the Irish Catholic Podcast brings John Quinn into conversation with Deacon Noel Ryan of Balinteer Parish in Dublin. Part personal testimony, part demystifying the ministry of the Permanent Deaconate, this chat sheds light into this historically important ministry, and looks at the role Deacons have to play…

Tragic Collision on Church grounds in Clondalkin

The Archdiocese of Dublin has called for prayers after a tragic collision on the grounds of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Killian Church in Clondalkin in Dublin, which lead to several injuries – some believed to be fatal. A driver, who is believed to be a visiting priest about to…

Living & Communicating the Gospel

Episode 15 of the podcast brings John Quinn into conversation with Fr Paddy Byrne of Portloaise Parish. This bumper episode features lots of insight, some challenging thoughts and many thought-provoking questions – so grab a cup of tea and settle in! Looking at how we can communicate the Gospel today, Fr Paddy and John look…

A leading pro-life group has condemned the actions of Minister of Health Simon Harris for “cynically” using the issue of abortion pills to argue for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and has suggested that better solutions to this issue are needed. Speaking at a press conference in Dublin today, LoveBoth spokesperson Caroline Simons said…

An Irish psychiatrist has said the Government inserted the mental health clause into proposed abortion legislation to “dupe the public” into thinking abortion will help mental health issues. Dr Patricia Casey and 25 other psychiatrists released an open letter today saying it is “dishonest” to dub the proposed legislation ‘healthcare’. They write: “Given the experience…

Sharing Faith – Without Being Annoying

Ahead of Ecumencial Bible Week, which starts this Sunday, John meets Frank Brown, Parish Pastoral Worker of the Combined Catholic Parishes of Clondalkin, in Episode 14. John asks Frank about how Ecumencial Bible Week started, and they get to grips with whether it’s possible to share the faith without being annoying, before Frank gives an…