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This past 12 months has changed the face of parish for all of us – Bishop Nulty

It is good for us to ask what we understand by parish now … ?” Homily by Bishop Denis Nulty at the Chrism Mass in Carlow Cathedral

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Stations of the Cross – Monasterevin Parish Church

A special recording of the Stations of the Cross from Monasterevin Parish Church for Holy Week 2021.

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Pope Francis in Iraq a sign of hope

Davide Barbieri (Aid to the Church in Need) talks to Wendy about recent Papal trip to Iraq and how ACN is helping Christians there to rebuild their Churches, schools and homes.

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The deep desire of people to go to Mass – Bishop Phonsie Cullinan

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan reflects on how the current restrictions on public Masses, which he hopes will soon be lifted, has made him more conscious of the persecuted Church.

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Knock Shrine elevated to International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine

Wendy talks to Fr Richard Gibbons about the elevation of the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock to the status of International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine.

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Synod for Irish Church announced

Michael Kelly (The Irish Catholic)  reflects on the announcement that the Irish Church will work towards a national Synod in the next five years

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Trócaire Lenten Appeal 2021 – This Lent is different

The annual Trócaire Lenten appeal has been running for nearly 50 years and while this Lent is different the call to charity remains

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Lent 2021 Parish Talk – Caoimhe de Barra, Trócaire CEO

Caoimhe de Barra shares her reflections on the 2021 Trócaire Lenten appeal which highlights the impact of conflict on people’s lives in South Sudan

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Lent 2021 – Message from Bishop Denis Nulty

As we begin the season of Lent, Bishop Denis Nulty offers us all a reflection on this season of grace which invites us to return to the Lord.

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Dying with Dignity Bill 2020 – Submission by the Irish Catholic Bishops

Bishop Kevin Doran, Chair of the Council for Life, outlines the submission of the Irish Catholic Bishops to the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020

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St Josephine Bakhita – Feast day 8th February

Video reflection in honour of St Josephine Bakhita from Sudan, kidnapped and sold into slavery as a child. Her Feast Day – 8th Feb – has become special day of prayer for victims of slavery and trafficking around the world.

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How to make a St Brigid’s Cross

A step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid’s Cross. Recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013.

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Waiting in Hope – Bishop Denis Nulty Advent 2020

Address given by Bishop Denis Nulty at the at ‘Waiting in Hope” liturgy which took place in Carlow Cathedral on 1st Sunday of Advent 2020

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Celebrating Christmas 2020 – Archbishop Eamon Martin

As the Advent season begins, Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on the great desire that people have to return to Church to celebrate Christmas. 

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Week of Witness for Persecuted Christians – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on how Red Wednesday and the Week of Witness is helping to raise awareness of the Persecuted Church.

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Exploring Christus Vivit – Making room for the Young Church

Editor Gerard Gallagher explains how ‘Exploring Christus Vivit’ features an international group of writers examining key themes in Pope Francis’ 2019 apostolic exhortation

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Church leaders react to Church closures due to COVID

Bishop Kevin Doran and Pastor Nick Park give their view on the current closure of Churches due to COVID

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Legal challenge to ‘unconstitutional’ law prohibiting Mass attendance

Declan Ganley explains why he believes that the current ban against attending Mass breaches his constitutional right to religious freedom.

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CEIST Seeks Patronage of New Schools in Dunshaughlin and Gorey

Kate Liffey explains why CEIST is seeking to be the patron of new Post-Primary Schools in Dunshaughlin and Gorey and how parents can vote.

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What we can learn from the McCarrick report – Austen Ivereigh

Wendy Grace talks to Austen Ivereigh about the scope and significance of the Holy See’s report about the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick published on 10 Nov 2020

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Understanding the Mass – Ep 1 – The Sanctuary

This series exploring all aspects of the Mass begins with looking at the various parts of the Sanctuary.  Produced by the Knights of St Columbanus

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Understanding the Mass – Ep 7 – Liturgy of the Eucharist

In this episode Caitlin and Dermot hear about the significance of the various elements within the Liturgy of the Eucharist

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End of Life Care – Bishop Kevin Doran

Bishop Kevin Doran reflects on the recent Vatican document ‘The Good Samaritan’ on caring for people who are suffering, especially those with critical or terminal illnesses.

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The Return of Post Primary Schools – Clare Ryan (CEIST)

Clare Ryan, CEO of CEIST, reflects on the return of Post Primary Schools and the importance and challenge of building community in these times

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