Dr Pat Kenny introduces us to Fr Willie Doyle SJ, who laid down his life as a martyr of charity on 16 August 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele while serving as an Army Chaplain.
JulieAnn Moran and Fr Declan Hurley reflect on key themes that have emerged from the synodal process at both national and international level.
Austen Ivereigh shares with us about being part of the group that drafted the Working Document for the Continental Stage of Synod 2021- 24.
The synodal process that we are following is entering its second stage. In this stage, the goal is the same: “to synod.” That is to say, “to walk together.”
Bishop Fintan Monahan on the great contribution of 'World Priest' to the Universal Church through their Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests
The Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests (June 24 2022) touches every continent as we learn in this promo video.
"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.
Members of the K&L Diocesan Synodal Committee and Bishop Denis Nulty come together to present and discuss the recently published Diocesan Synthesis
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.
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.
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.
Former Anglican Bishop Dr Michael Nazir-Ali discusses his faith journey and his advocacy for persecuted Christians and religious freedom.
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.
We hear from author Joan Freeman, the founder of Pieta House, about the origins and impact of the Darkness into Light walk
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
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.
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?'
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
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.
In Episode 1 of CAPTIVES, our guests are Sr Liz Byrne (APT) and Kevin Hyland OBE an international campaigner against human trafficking
In Episode 2 of CAPTIVES, our guests are Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie Cagney and Detective Superintendent Derek Maguire
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
In Episode 4 of CAPTIVES, our guest is Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz who discusses his anti-trafficking sculpture called 'Let the Oppressed Go Free'.
Bishop Denis along with Hazel, Charlotte and Fr David conduct an on-line retreat for those preparing for Confirmation in 2022.
Bishop Brendan Leahy and Papal biographer and journalist Austen Ivereigh reflect on the Church's response to the war in Ukraine
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.
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.
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
Archbishop Eamon Martin offers a Message and Prayers for Peace and the People of Ukraine
Bishop Fintan Monahan (Killaloe Diocese) continues his series on spiritual classics and reflects on 'The Journal of a Soul' by Pope John XXIII
For February 2022, we join the Holy Father in praying for Religious sisters and consecrated women, thanking them for their mission and their courage
Bishop Fintan Monahan (Killaloe diocese) continues his series on the spiritual classics and reflects on the Confessions of St Augustine which was his spiritual autobiography
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.
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.
"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
Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe Diocese reflects the enduring legacy of St Brigid - Muire na nGael - while visiting St Brigid's Well in Liscannor
A step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid's Cross. Recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013.
Pope Francis invites us to pray with him this month for those who suffer discrimination and suffer religious persecution
Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe Diocese reflects on Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 which is celebrated from 18th - 2th January
Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe Diocese reflects on the great spiritual autobiography of St John Henry Newman entitled 'Apologia Pro Vita Sua'
Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe Diocese reflects on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord which is traditionally celebrated on the Sunday after the Feast of Epiphany.
In his Christmas message for 2021 Archbishop Eamon Martin invites people to remember the true meaning of Christmas, especially as the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic remain
Bishop Martin Hayes discusses attending COP26 in Glasgow - the United Nations Climate Change Conference
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
'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.
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
Bishop Fintan Monahan reflects on the history and tradition of the Church of the Little Ark in Kilbaha in Killaloe Diocese.
Homily by Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly at Mass broadcast live by iCatholic on RTE NEWS channel on 4th July 2012 from MIC Thurles
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.
Fr David Vard and his sister Charlotte visit their old primary school and then reflect with Hazel on their respective faith journeys
"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
Editor Gerard Gallagher explains how 'Exploring Christus Vivit' features an international group of writers examining key themes in Pope Francis' 2019 apostolic exhortation
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.
In this first episode, Eleanor and Johanna focus on the Holy Spirit and the difference it makes in our lives.
This short film records how the magnificent new statue of St Oliver Plunkett in Armagh Cathedral honours all those persecuted for their faith.