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Journeying Together – Limerick Synod 2016

Bishop Brendan Leahy discusses the preparation for Synod 2016 (April 6th - 8th) in Limerick Diocese and the key topics that will be addressed.

The suffering of Christians in Syria

John Pontifex from Aid to the Church in Need (UK) reports on recent trip to Syria where he heard first-hand of the plight of the Christian community.

Archdiocese of Dublin in 2030

Fr Gareth Byrne discusses a 2030 report for the Priests Council in the Archdiocese of Dublin which looks at future trends for many aspects of life and personnel numbers in the Archdiocese.

Irish delegation prepares to travel to IEC2016 in Cebu

The 51st International Eucharistic Congress is taking place from 24th - 31st Jan in Cebu, Philippines. We hear from the Irish Delegation

Rebuilt – the story of a Catholic parish

We hear from Tom Corcoran and Chris Wesley from Maryland in the US about awakening the faithful, reaching the lost, and making Church matter.

Austen Ivereigh discusses Vatileaks 2

Papal Biographer Austen Ivereigh gives us his reaction to the recent leaking of sensitive Vatican documents which has been dubbed Vatileaks 2

Reviewing the Synod on the Family 2015

Bishop Brendan Leahy, Petra Conroy and Cathal Barry reflect on how the Synod went about its work and what might flow from it.

A Question of Faith – Episode 5

This episode features interviews with Lino Rulli, John Newton (ACN UK), Congressman Chris Smith and a pro-Life panel discussion.

Synod on the Family 2015 – Fr Thomas Rosica

Fr Tom Rosica, Assistant at the Vatican Press Office and CEO of Salt + Light TV in Canada, gives us his assessment on the Synod on the Family

Synod on the Family 2015 – A Question of Faith

A special episode of A Question of Faith recorded in the studios of Vatican Radio on the Synod on the Family in October 2015.

Synod on the Family 2015 – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Archbishop Diarmaid Martin reflects on the progress and potential legacy of the Synod on the Family. Recorded in Rome on Oct 23rd.

Synod on the Family 2015 – Gerard O’Connell

Gerry O'Connell, Vatican correspondent of America Magazine, gives us his assessment of the Synod on the Family.

Synod on the Family 2015 – Lino Rulli

Lino Rulli, the presenter of the Catholic Guy Radio radio show from New York, gives us his take on the Synod on the Family.

Synod on the Family 2015 – Archbishop Eamon Martin

In this iCatholic report, we hear what Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the Vatican Press Conference on 21 October.

Persecuted and Forgotten? 2013 – 2015

Aid to the Church in Need has just released this global report which tells the story of the persecution of Christians around the world during the last two years.

Down & Connor Faith and Life Convention 2015

Members of parishes and Diocesan groups provide their views on the Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention for 2015.

Pope Francis visit to Cuba and USA – Nuncio

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, previews the Holy Father's upcoming trip to Cuba and the USA (19 - 28th Sept)

Maynooth Union Talk 2015

Address by Fr Jim Corkery SJ reflecting on recent events in Rome - in theology, the priesthood, the changing church - 'from a newcomer to the scene'.

Matt Talbot – his life and legacy

A documentary on Venerable Matt Talbot, who died 90 years ago on 7 June 1925, recorded at the Matt Talbot Shrine in inner city Dublin.

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral Longford

Watch highlights from the ceremony celebrating the wonderful restoration of St Mel's after the devastating fire of Christmas 2009.

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral – Seamus Butler

Address by Seamus Butler, Chairman of the St Mel's Cathedral Project Committee, at the Rededication Mass on 17th May 2015.

Blessed Oscar Romero – The Trócaire Connection

Sally O'Neill recalls her encounters with Archbishop Romero and how Trócaire helped fund his work for justice and his famous radio broadcasting.

Blessed Oscar Romero – his life and legacy (1)

In this first part of a two part 'A Question of Faith' special, our panel reflect on the life and death of Blessed Oscar Romero

Blessed Oscar Romero – his life and legacy (2)

In this second part of a two part ‘A Question of Faith’ special, a panel of guests reflect on the legacy and beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral – Homily

Bishop Colm O'Reilly, Bishop Emeritus of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, gave the homily at the Rededication of St Mel's Cathedral, Longford on Sunday 17th May 2015.

How can we help persecuted Christians?

This episode of 'A Question of Faith' features a very special interview with Myriam, a 10 year Christian now living in a refugee camp in Iraq.

Why is Limerick holding a Diocesan Synod?

A Question of Faith travelled to Limerick to hear about the Diocesan Synod that will be held in Limerick in April 2016.

What has been the impact of the resignation of Pope Benedict?

A panel discuss the impact on the Church arising from Pope Benedict's resignation, the first such resignation since 1294.

What impact has the Francis effect had on the Church?

A panel, including the Apostolic Nuncio, discuss what is the Francis effect and the direction in which Pope Francis is leading the Church.

The Great Reformer – Francis and the making of a radical Pope

Talk by Austen Ivereigh on his biography of Pope Francis. This talk hosted by The Irish Catholic was livestreamed from Avila in Dublin on 3rd March 2015.

How and why should the Church be involved in public debates?

Bishop Brendan Leahy discusses how the Church understands its role in the public square and why faith should not be confined to the private sphere.

Synod on the Family 2015 – K&L Consultation

Bishop Denis Nulty invites parishioners in Kildare & Leighlin Diocese to participate in a consultation process for the Synod to be held in Rome in October.

Limerick Synod 2016 – Gathering of delegates Jan 2015

Delegates for the Limerick Synod 2016 gathered in January to continue their preparation and shared their hopes for the Synod.

Limerick Synod 2016 – Launch Dec 2014

Highlights from the launch of the Limerick diocesan Synod which will take place over three days with 350 delegates in the spring of 2016 .

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Introduction

Welcome and opening remarks by Bishop Leo O'Reilly at the Kilmore Diocesan Assembly which took place on 25 - 26 October 2014.

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Listening Survey

Fr Michael Router presents the outcomes of a diocesan-wide listening survey to the 2014 Kilmore Diocesan Assembly.

Sacramental Practice and Modern Culture

Fr Michael Drumm's input to the 2014 Kilmore Diocesan Assembly was entitled 'Sacramental Practice and Modern Culture'

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Priest Statistics

Presentation by Fr Enda Murphy on the numbers of clergy in Kilmore and the age profile both now and projected to 2020.

Synod on the Family – Sebastian Gomes

Wendy Grace chats to Sebastian Gomes from Salt + Light TV about his experience of the 2014 Synod on the Family.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Synod on the Family

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin shares his reflection on the progress of the Synod on the Family which has been running for the last two weeks in Rome.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin previews Synod on the Family 2014

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin previews the upcoming gathering in Rome on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the context of Evangelisation.

Mercy International Association 20 – Opening

The formal opening for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Centre incorporating ritual prepared by the Institute of the Americas.

Mercy International Association – 20th Anniv invite

Sr Mary Reynolds invites one and all to follow the livestream of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Association.

Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar 75 – tree planting

Cardinal Timothy Dolan plants a tree in the grounds of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar for its 75th anniversary.

Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar – 75th Anniversary

Watch highlights of the ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Cathedral in Mullingar on 7th September 2014.

Walk and Pray for the Persecuted

In solidarity with displaced Christians and other minorities, people are invited to walk to and from Church next weekend (21 Sept) and remember them in prayer.

Archbishop Eamon Martin – Primate of All Ireland

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin as he becomes Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland following the resignation today of Cardinal Sean Brady.

Interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Dolan sat down with iCatholic while attending the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

Aid to the Church in Need – an introduction

Declan Quinn introduces the Aid to the Church in Need charity, which supports persecuted and poverty-stricken Christians around the world.

Our Lady of Knock honoured in Buenos Aires

On 23rd August 2014 a statue of Our Lady of Knock was blessed and enthroned in The Cathedral of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Investing in Church Communications – Portlaoise Parish

Portlaoise Parish outreach includes their website, webcam, video channel on iCatholic along with text alerts and a weekly parish magazine....

Living Church – Pastoral Plan for Down & Connor

An overview of the Living Church process which identified the core elements which are now part of the Diocesan plan in Down & Connor.

Living Church – Lay participation

Lay Participation was one of five core themes identified by the Living Church process in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Living Church – Open and Welcoming Community

Open and Welcoming Community was one of five core themes identified by the Living Church process in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Living Church – Clergy and Religious

Clergy and Religious was one of five core themes identified by the Living Church process in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Living Church – Faith and Worship

Faith and Worship was one of five core themes identified by the Living Church process in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Living Church – Passing on the Faith

Passing on the Faith was one of five core themes identified by the Living Church process in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Bishop Nulty on the Triduum – Holy Thursday

Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, continues a short series on the Triduum with a reflection on Good Friday.

The New Creation – Reflection for Palm Sunday

Salesian Fr Hugh O’Donnell shares a reflection for Palm Sunday entitled “The New Creation”.

Elma Walsh – Portlaoise Parish Novena 2014

Elma Walsh, mother of the late Donal Walsh, spoke about 'Keeping his Inspiration Alive at the Portlaoise Novena on 9th April.

Lent 2014 – a space for grace – Bishop Donal McKeown

Bishop Donal McKeown, the newly installed Bishop of Derry, speaks about the season of Lent and having a space for grace in our lives.

Resurrection And Life – Reflection for Fifth Sunday of Lent

Rosemary O’Connor and Patrick Sullivan share a reflection for the fifth Sunday of Lent entitled “Resurrection And Life".

Sr Consilio – Portlaoise Parish Novena 2014

Sr Consilio's talk at the 2014 Portlaoise Novena on 'how we are all in recovery' was preceded by testimonies from two young people.

Blindness & Light – Reflection for Fourth Sunday of Lent

“Blindness & Light” - Fr John Campion, Salesian UL Chaplain, shares a reflection for the fourth Sunday of Lent.

Micky Harte – Portlaoise Parish Novena 2014

'Sport, Life and Tragedy'. - watch the talk by Tyrone GAA manager Micky Harte at the 2014 Portlaoise Novena.

The Good News according to Francis – series trailer

Trailer for a three week series beginning on 12th March 2014 which reflects on Evangelii Gaudium from Pope Francis along with Matthew's Gospel.

The Good News according to Francis – The Francis Effect

Watch excerpt from first part of three part series The Good News according to Francis which starts on iCatholic on 12th March.

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'.

Reflection for Third Sunday of Lent

Br Artur Chejnowski, a Salesian from Poland, shares a reflection for the third Sunday of Lent entitled “Spiritual Food”.

The Good news according to Francis – 2/3

watch the second part of this three part series which reflects on the teaching of Pope Francis in the light of Matthew's Gospel.

Reflection for Second Sunday of Lent – Fr Pat Hogan

Salesian Fr Pat Hogan, shares a reflection for the second Sunday of Lent entitled ‘Journey’.

Br Kevin Crowley OFM Cap. – Portlaoise Novena 2014

On Ash Wednesday (5th March), Br Kevin, founder of the Capuchin Day Centre spoke at the 2014 Portlaoise Novena on 'Feed the hungry'.

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014 – Reflection

Salesian Fr Dan Carroll SDB shares a reflection for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time entitled ‘Treasures’.

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.

The Social Gospel of Pope Francis – Live 25 Feb 2014

A panel discussion on the Social Teaching of Pope Francis, especially as presented in Evangelii Gaudium.

The Joy of the Gospel – Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, Editor of the Irish Catholic, discusses Evangelii Gaudium from Pope Francis and the media reaction to Pope Francis.

The Joy of the Gospel – Suzanne Mulligan

Suzanne Mulligan discusses 'Evangelii Gaudium', the Apostolic Exhortation recently issued by Pope Francis and the emphasis on dialogue.

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

Ordination of Bishop Francis Duffy – 6th Oct 2013

Watch highlights of the Ordination ceremony on 6th October 2013 in St Mary's Athlone with the accompaniment of the offertory instrumental - Súile an Choilm - on the uilleann pipes.

Exploring Westmeath’s monastic heritage and Camino links

Fr Michael Kilmartin explores some ancient monastic sites and explains the link with the Camino de Santiago.

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.

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.

I don’t go to Mass…. does it matter? – Prof Eamonn Conway

Prof Conway's first talk at SpiritFest 2013 entitled - 'I don't go to Mass but I am spiritual: does it matter?". While charting new social patterns, Fr Conway highlights the importance of our faith community.

Treasures of Irish Christianity

Fr Brendan Leahy explains that this book contains almost eighty short articles from a host of leading scholars on various treasures of the Christian tradition in Ireland from the fifth to the twenty-first century.

A new vision for the Catholic Church

Author Gerry O’Hanlon SJ reflects on the need for more dialogue in the Church and a more collegial approach.

The End of Irish Catholicism?

Fr Vincent Twomey SVD reflects on his analysis of Irish Catholicism, first published ten years ago (Veritas), and how he sees the question now.

God’s Surprise – the new movements in the Church

Through her encounters with 10 new movements, Susan Gately brings us a first-hand account of how the Holy Spirit is at work within the Church today.

IEC2012 – Kevin Egan on Remaining a Catholic

Fr Kevin Egan addressed the struggle to claim Catholic identity at a time when the credibility of the church has been damaged by scandals.

Irish Dominican Pilgrimage to WYD 2011

A short video of the Irish Dominican Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, starting with the visit to Caleruega, Salamanca, Avila, Toledo and then Madrid.