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Lifted up and encouraged – National Pre-Synodal Assembly

"We feel lifted up and encouraged ...." Nicola Brady (Chair of the Synodal Group)  on the National Pre-Synodal Assembly which took place in Athlone and Clomacnoise.

KandLe Synodal Pathway Synthesis – iCatholic special

Members of the K&L Diocesan Synodal Committee and Bishop Denis Nulty come together to present and discuss the recently published Diocesan Synthesis 

An Irish pilgrimage guide to The Holy Land

Michael Kelly discusses his new book which offers historical, practical and spiritual guidance for pilgrims to the Holy Land drawing from his own repeated pilgrim experiences.

Pope Francis encourages GRACE project

Fr Eamonn Conway on how Pope Francis encouraged the educational work and spirituality of the GRACE project at a recent meeting with an Irish study group in Rome.

The Synodal Pathway – When Rhetoric meets Reality

We hear from editor Fr Eamonn Conway about the objectives of this book which include making the case for a synodal Church that is authentic and accountable.

Advocating for Religious Freedom – Dr Michael Nazir-Ali

Former Anglican Bishop Dr Michael Nazir-Ali discusses his faith journey and his advocacy for persecuted Christians and religious freedom.

Initial consultations and next steps on the Synodal pathway – Nicola Brady

Nicola Brady discusses the consultation and listening that has taken place at parish and diocesan level during the initial phase of the Synodal pathway and explains what happens next.

Darkness into Light – A Nation’s Response

We hear from author Joan Freeman, the founder of Pieta House, about the origins and impact of the Darkness into Light walk

Let us Dream – The Path to a Better Future – Pope Francis

Austen Ivereigh explains how he helped Pope Francis write this inspirational and practical book in which the Holy Father asks us to think of what we value and to commit in our daily life to act on those values

What is a Synodal Church? – Austen Ivereigh

Papal biography Austen Ivereigh discusses how Pope Francis is leading the Church to become a synodal Church and to be more inclusive in how we discern the path ahead.

Walking the Synodal Pathway together – Bishop Brendan Leahy

Bishop Brendan Leahy says that two primary questions for the Synodal Pathway are 'how are we getting on with one another and how are we reaching out to other people?'

Let the Oppressed Go Free – a dream for Dublin

Sculptor Timothy Schmalz and Archbishop Dermot Farrell share the dream of the full size bronze of the anti-human trafficking sculpture 'Let the Oppressed Go Free' coming to Dublin

The St Patrick that all of Europe still needs – Archbishop Dermot Farrell

At Mass on St Patrick's Day, Archbishop Farrell spoke about how the spirit of Patrick is captured by the sculpture “Let the Oppressed Go Free” by Timothy Schmalz, a model of which was present on the altar.

cAPTives – Episode 1/4 – Understanding Human Trafficking

In Episode 1 of CAPTIVES, our guests are Sr Liz Byrne (APT) and Kevin Hyland OBE an international campaigner against human trafficking

cAPTives – Preventing Human Trafficking and Supporting Victims (Ep 2 /4)

In Episode 2 of CAPTIVES, our guests are Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie Cagney and Detective Superintendent Derek Maguire

cAPTives (Ep 3/4) – Protecting Children from Human Trafficking

In Episode 3 of CAPTIVES, our guest is JP O'Sullivan from MECPATHS which is dedicated to protecting children from trafficking with a focus on the hospitality and services sectors

cAPTives (ep 4/4) – Exposing Human Trafficking

In Episode 4 of CAPTIVES, our guest is Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz who discusses his anti-trafficking sculpture called 'Let the Oppressed Go Free'. 

KandLe On-line Confirmation Retreat 2022

Bishop Denis along with Hazel, Charlotte and Fr David conduct an on-line retreat for those preparing for Confirmation in 2022.

The Church response to the war in Ukraine

Bishop Brendan Leahy and Papal biographer and journalist Austen Ivereigh reflect on the Church's response to the war in Ukraine

Listening is key to the Synodal pathway – Bishop Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty affirms that listening to people's experience of faith and Church at local level is a key first step on the Synodal pathway.

Post COVID renewal – Charlotte Vard and Fr David Vard

Charlotte Vard, a youth worker in Newbridge Parish, and her brother Fr David Vard discuss the opportunity for renewal as we emerge from COVID restrictions.

Praying for Peace in Ukraine – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty joins with Pope Francis in asking people to make Ash Wednesday and Lent a special time of prayer for peace in Ukraine and the world 

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.

Pope Francis to bless new anti-human trafficking sculpture by Tim Schmalz

This Sunday Pope Francis will bless a 6ft scale model of a new sculpture by Tim Schmalz - 'Let the Oppressed Go Free' - ahead of the Feast of St Bakhita on 8th February, who is the patron saint of the anti-human trafficking movement.

Archbishop Eamon Martin speaks about the Irish Synodal Pathway

"So I invite you to join us on this Synodal journey of discovery. Discovering what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church in Ireland at this time" - Archbishop Eamon Martin

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.

The Cry of the Earth, the Cry of the Poor – Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Archbishop Dermot Farrell talks to Wendy about his recent pastoral letter on the climate catastrophe during his visit to St Clare's Primary School on the Feast of St Francis

Working towards a new and inclusive church in Cashel and Emly

'Seeds of Hope' the pastoral plan for Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly was launched in Holycross Abbey with a call for a more inclusive Church.

Cashel & Emly to launch ‘Seeds of Hope’ pastoral plan

The 'Seeds of Hope' pastoral plan is intended to bring about a Church that will better serve the people and communities of the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly

We must develop a listening ear – Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly

Homily by Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly at Mass broadcast live by iCatholic on RTE NEWS channel on 4th July 2012 from MIC Thurles

‘Building Hope’ – Renewal Taskforce for Dublin Archdiocese

Archbishop Dermot Farrell asks people to share their ideas for how the Archdiocese of Dublin can give effective witness and service in the years ahead.

KandLe Confirmation Virtual Retreat 2021

Fr David Vard and his sister Charlotte visit their old primary school and then reflect with Hazel on their respective faith journeys

The Pathway to the Synod – Bishop Brendan Leahy

"What does God want for us now?" Bishop Brendan Leahy explains to Wendy how the Irish Bishops are inviting submissions about the pathway to the National Synod

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

Come to the Table of the Lord (1/3)

In this three part series, Eleanor and Johanna along with Fr Chris help children prepare to celebrate Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time.

Come Holy Spirit (1/3) – Preparing for Confirmation

In this first episode, Eleanor and Johanna focus on the Holy Spirit and the difference it makes in our lives.

Honouring the Martyrs of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

This short film records how the magnificent new statue of St Oliver Plunkett in Armagh Cathedral  honours all those persecuted for their faith.