Category: Media

Ministering To Young Families

Episode 10 of The Irish Catholic Podcast brings John Quinn into conversation with Wendy Grace & Dominic Perrem of Spirit Radio. Ahead of the World Meeting of Families, now is the time for parishes to be thinking about ways of engaging with young families. This episode looks at some practical ways parishes can create an…

Irish nun hits screens across India

An Irish Presentation Sister is the subject of a documentary – Sister India – produced by Irish film-maker, Myles O’Reilly. Sr Loreto, born Peg Houlihan near Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary in 1927, has spent 70 years teaching in India where she recently celebrated her 91st birthday. The film is currently being screened at a number…

Presidential pardon welcomed

Canon Kieran Waldron, diocesan archivist of Tuam Archdiocese, President Michael D. Higgins and Bishop Fintan Monahan celebrate Mr Higgin’s decision to grant a presidential pardon for Maolra Seoighe who was unjustly convicted and hanged in 1882 in connection with the Mám Trasna murders that occurred earlier that year.

Living & Defending The Faith

Episode 9 of the podcast chats with Michael Kelly, Managing Editor of The Irish Catholic. John Quinn speaks to Michael about his new book, co-written with Papal biographer Austen Ivereagh, How To Defend The Faith Without Raising Your Voice. This episode examines practical ways people can discuss hot-button faith-based issues without losing friendships, as well…

Practical Leadership in Parishes

Episode 8 of The Irish Catholic Podcast brings John Quinn into conversation with Sam Moore of Christian charity Innovista, about creating a practical culture of intentional leadership in Catholic Parishes. The podcast looks at important practical tools for Christian leaders, discerning parish ministries by listening to the gifts of the whole Church community, and what young…

Relational Youth Ministry

In Episode 7 of The Irish Catholic Podcast, John Quinn meets Jonny Somerville of Scripture Union Ireland, host of the NUA Film Series. The guys discuss how NUA is like a series of Christian FAQs, the centrality of relationship to youth ministry, and promoting in young people “a heart-response to Jesus”. For more on NUA,…

Invitation & Evangelisation

Episode 6 is a conversation between John Quinn and Peter Rigney & Dominic Perrem of Alpha Ireland, all about how Alpha can help create a parish of invitation. This podcast looks at how a culture of invitation is necessary for parish renewal, the importance of food in creating community, and why the Good News is…

A Bible-Studying Parish

Episode 5 brings John Quinn into conversation with Anne McGrath and Robert Poynton at Marley Grange Parish in Dublin to discuss their ecumenical bible study, which has been meeting each week over the past decade. Their chat looks at the importance and value of ecumenism, the joys and challenges of reading God’s word on a…