Category: Media

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…

Finding Faith In Ireland

In this episode, John Quinn meets Jasper Rutherford of Christ in Youth, to delve deeper into the research they commissioned, Finding Faith in Ireland. Many issues arose from the research, where young people in Ireland got to speak honestly and sincerely about their attitudes to faith today. Many of the findings offer challenges to the…

Family & The Sacraments

Part 2 of the chat with Natalie Doherty (@ParishCatechist) looks at the opportunities of engaging with families during the regular sacramental moments of parish life. Natalie and Fr Michael recently decided to try a new approach around the preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, looking to engage intentionally with the parents and families.…