Category: Media

Engaging Youth Ministry

Episode 2 of the new series The Irish Catholic Podcast has been released, with an honest and engaging discussion about dynamic Catholic youth ministry in Ireland today. Claire Devaney is the Primary School Coordinator with Scripture Union Ireland. She spoke with John Quinn about the Dynamite Confirmation programme she has developed, what she sees as the…

Tomorrow’s Parish Today

Donal Harrington joins John Quinn for the very first episode of The Irish Catholic Podcast. This new podcast series looks at practical ways of revitalising Catholic parishes in Ireland today. Donal and John discuss what exactly makes a parish welcoming and hospitable; how parishes can engage with young families; and how Parish Pastoral Councils can…

Glenamuddy’s Ashes ‘Drive Thru’ to return

Sacristan Birdie McLoughlin, Fr Paddy Mooney PP, and Pastoral Council members Breda Keaveney and Padraic Keady pose outside their church to publicise their ‘Drive Thru’ Ashes initiative from 8 am – 9.30 am at Glenamuddy Church on Ash Wednesday, February 14. It aims to facilitate people who are sick, advanced in years, or with very…

Of Gods and Men monks recognised as martyrs

Pope Francis has recognised the martyrdom of a bishop, seven trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria in the 1990s. The 19 men and women died between 1993 and 1996, while Algeria was locked in a 10-year-long armed conflict between government forces and Islamist rebel groups; the conflict…

The Joy of life

American singer Joy Villa who made a clear pro-life statement at Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, when the 31-year old appeared in a customised white gown upon which she had hand-painted the image of a foetus radiating rainbow colours, accessorised with a small white bag bearing the message ‘Choose life.’

Festival around the corners

Pictured at the launch of the 4 Corners Festival in Belfast are Fr Martin Magill and Rev Steven Stockman. The 4 Corners Festival seeks to inspire people from across the city to transform it for the peace and prostperity of all. It consists of innovative events designed to entice people of of their own ‘corners’…

With the theme of Catholic Schools Week 2018 (CSW18) being ‘Catholic Schools: Families of Faith’, Bishop Fintan Monahan speaks about the connection between the upcoming World Meeting of Families and the four themes of the one-year catechetical programme for Catholic primary and secondary schools set up by the Catholic Schools Week Steering Committee. CSW18 was…