Talks

Water has no enemy – water as a human right

In this extract from the 2014 Trócaire Lenten Lecture, Fr Orobator asserts that access to fresh water is a universal and inalienable human right.

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Trócaire Lenten Lecture 2014 – Water has no Enemy

See full lecture delivered by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ in which he highlighted that water needs to understood not as a commodity but part of the common good.

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Fr Peter McVerry SJ – Portlaoise Novena 2014

On Wednesday 12th March Fr Peter mcVerry SJ spoke at the 2014 Portlaoise Novena on ‘Shelter the homeless’.

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Anne Doyle – Portlaoise Parish Novena 2014

On Wednesday 19th March Anne Doyle gave an address at the 2014 Portlaoise Novena entitled ‘Life after the Newsroom’

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Wally O’Loughlin – Portlaoise Novena 2014

On 26th February, rapper Kieran (Wally) O’Loughlin spoke at the 2014 Portlaoise Novena on The Power of Recovery.

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Marriage at the Heart of the Church (1)

This is the first of two talks given by Stijn Van den Bossche during the the first national conference of The Council for Marriage and the Family (Sept 2013).

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Marriage at the heart of the Church (2)

This is second of two talks given by Stijn Van den Bossche during the the first national conference of The Council for Marriage and the Family on 28 September 2013 in Maynooth.

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Fr Brian D’Arcy – Portlaoise Novena 2014

On 19th February, Fr Brian D’Arcy was the first speaker at the 2014 Portlaoise Novena which continues over next nine weeks.

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The Joy of the Gospel – Brian Grogan SJ

Jesuit Brian Grogan gives his reflection of the Apostolic Exhortation – Evangelii Gaudium – issued by Pope Francis.

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The Joy of the Gospel – Peter McVerry SJ

Jesuit Peter McVerry gives his reflection of the Apostolic Exhortation – Evangelii Gaudium – issued by Pope Francis.

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World Day of the Sick Seminar – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin gave the opening address at this seminar in Dublin Archdiocese to mark the 2014 World day of the Sick.

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Bereavement – community support for the on-going journey

Fr Kevin Bartley shares how the journey through bereavement is supported by faith and community.

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Bereavement support from Hospital to Community

Maternity Hospital Chaplain Ann Charlton shares how the bereaved are supported in the hospital and the community.

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Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy – Ten Insights

The second part of the lecture given by Fr Michael Joncas in Maynooth marking the 50th anniversary of the Constitution on the Liturgy – Sacrosanctum Concilium.

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The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy 50 years on – Part 1

The first part of the lecture given by Fr Michael Joncas in Maynooth marking the 50th anniversary of the Constitution on the Liturgy – Sacrosanctum Concilium.

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Episcopal Ordination Address by Bishop Francis Duffy

Bishop Francis Duffy addresses the congregation at his Episcopal Ordination as Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise on 6th Oct 2013 in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Athlone

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Talking from the Heart – Romans 10:1-17

Fr Kieran O’Mahony gives an in-depth analysis of this key text which highlights the Lord’s faithfulness.

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Going beyond cultural catholicism with St Paul

In this extract from a talk at SpiritFest 2013, Fr Kieran O’Mahony reflects that cultural catholicism can be a mere shell without any inner substance.

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Mary Kenny – Horizon of Hope Conference

Mary Kenny reflects that over the passage of time in our lives we can witness how the values of a previous generation can come back to the fore.

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Joe Sheridan – Horizon of Hope Conference

Meath footballer Joe Sheridan speaking on the importance of encouraging young people in the faith, the joy of WYD in Madrid and the benefit of practicing our faith.

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Sarah Carey – Horizon of Hope Conference

Sarah Carey gives her own personal take on what might attract people into church and how the church could learn from basic marketing principles and practices.

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David Quinn – Horizon of Hope Conference

David Quinn reflects on how Christianity has positively influenced many aspects of modern society including social care and social justice.

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Nuala O’Loan – Horizon of Hope Conference

Nuala O’Loan reflects on Catholicism and public life and the need to resist any move to have religious conviction removed from the public square.

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Breda O’Brien – Horizon of Hope Conference

Breda O’Brien highlights that faith is not an isolated act. Each believer is a link in the great chain of believers who hand on the faith through word and example.

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