Weltfamilientreffen 2018

Alle drei Jahren ruft die Kirche zum größten internationalen Familientreffen der Welt auf. 2018 findet das Treffen in Dublin, in Irland, statt.

Veritas Publications summer 2016

Pamela McLoughlin describes the great demand for the encyclicals of Pope Francis along with detailing recent and upcoming Veritas publications.

Shalom World – sharing the Gospel around the world

Tina Mary Sajiv shares with us the story of Shalom World including its origins in India as Shalom TV and the future plans for their digital platform.

Vote for Justice in 2016

Emmet Sheerin discusses the 'Vote Joseph Bloggs' video that Trocaire has released to help highlight climate justice as an election issue.

Pope Francis and the Future of the Family – Nuncio

Archbishop Charles Brown introduces this national conference hosted by the Irish Catholic Newspaper and the Iona Institute on 30th Jan 2016.

2015 Christmas Message from Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin shares a message of hope for the coming year and prays that the Year of Mercy will convey a great sense of welcome for people.

Remembering Fr Michael Paul Gallagher SJ

A tribute to Fr Michael Paul Gallagher SJ the widely respected writer and theologian who died recently. Panel Fr Tom Casey SJ and Pat Coyle from the Jesuit Communications Office.

K&L 2015 Reach Out campaign marks the Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Nulty, Julie Kavanagh and Fr Liam Morgan discuss the 2015 Reach Out campaign in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin which highlights the Year of Mercy

The Jesse Box – bringing Bible stories to life

Gerry Malone introduces the Jesse Box - an interactive tool for children designed to engage them with Bible stories of salvation supported by a number of story manuals.

On-line Advent Calendar –

An introduction to the on-line Advent calendar that can be accessed on the Irish Bishops website by Brenda Drumm of the catholic Communications Office.

Updating of Angelus films on RTE

Roger Childs from RTE and Seamus Callaghy from KAIROS Communications discuss the recent updating of Angelus films on RTE

News Round Up – 10th November 2015

Cathal Barry gives us a quick insight into some current news stories in The Irish Catholic and on-line.

Amnesty campaign video against Pro-Life Amendment

Cora Sherlock from the Pro-Life campaign responds to the recent Amnesty video which calls for the repeal of the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution.

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.

Charlie Bird reports on the Missions

Charlie Bird reports on the work of the Pontifical Mission Society ahead of Mission Sunday for 2015 on 18th October

A Question of Faith – U.S. Ep 1 – 5th Oct 2015

The first episode of our new weekly half-hour 'A Question of Faith' programme which is being broadcast by CATHOLIC TV in the U.S.

‘A Question of Faith’ to be broadcast in the US

Wendy Grace chats to Fr Bob Reed of Catholic TV in Boston about our new partnership in which our 'A Question of Faith' will be broadcast in the US.

Introduction to the iCatholic Player

A quick overview of the iCatholic Player, how it can appear on other websites, our App and how you watch iCatholic on your TV.

Nuncio encourages all parishes to study Laudato Si’

Archbishop Charles Brown compliments Veritas on their publication of Laudato Si' and expressed the hope that it will be widely read and studied.

Tour of Radio Maria Ireland

Aoife Martin brings iCatholic on a tour of Radio Maria Ireland and explains how people can listen to and support them.

Beatification of Oscar Romero – special issue of The Irish Catholic

Greg Daly gives a preview of this week's The Irish Catholic - a 40 page special issue on the Beatification of Oscar Romero

2015 All-Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition

Rathmore Grammar School from Belfast were the winners of this competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.

New Salesian website and app

The Salesians have redesigned their website and released an App for iOS and Andoid devices. Download for free now.

iCatholic Player – iPhone app now available

Our new free iPhone app is available for download in the Apple app store. Android, Windows and tablet versions to follow soon.

Vatican Social Communications – Mons Paul Tighe

Monsignor Paul Tighe discusses how the Vatican has embraced digital platforms like twitter and also developed the Pope app.

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.

Interview with Emer McCarthy at Vatican Radio

Wendy Grace interviews Emer McCarthy about how Vatican Radio serves the universal church in the digital age in dozens of languages.

iCatholic live from Rome on Synod on the Family

iCatholic will livestream a panel discussion on the Synod on the Family from Rome on 19th Oct. Watch promo...

@frpaddybyrne on his twitter ministry

Fr Paddy Byrne, curate in Portlaoise Parish, discusses his positive twitter experience and what he shares with his 10,000 plus followers.

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....

Inteview with Catholic blogger Leah Libresco

Wendy Grace interviews Leah Libresco, a popular US Catholic blogger on, before Leah gave a talk in Dublin on 2nd July.

Having Better Fights About Religion – Leah Libresco

Leah Libresco, a popular US Catholic blogger, Yale graduate, and self described ‘geeky convert’, gave a talk in Dublin entitled 'Having Better Fights About Religion'.

Why use the iCatholic player? – Part 1

In an interview with Maeve Mahon, Fr Bill Kemmy explains the thinking behind the iCatholic player and how it can be used on church websites and social media.

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.

K&L 2013 Christmas Reach Out campaign

Bishop Nulty discusses the 2013 Reach Out campaign with its focus on Pope Francis. 40,000 gifts are being circulated including a portrait of the Holy Father.

The mission of The Irish Catholic

Michael Kelly, the newly appointed Editor of The Irish Catholic, shares his vision for how the newspaper can facilitate discusssion while affirming people's faith.

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.

World Communications Day 2013 – Brenda Drumm

Brenda Drumm reflects on the Papal message for World Communications Day (12th May 2013) with its theme - "Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization."

Share the Good News – Introduction and Implementation

Eoin O'Mahony and Bernadette Sweetman introduce the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland and explain how people might engage with it locally.

Don Bosco is spreading the good news…

A look at the print media campaign in preparation for the visit of Don Bosco's Relic to Ireland. See full details of the itinerary.

Catholic Comment speaker – Tony Curran

Tony Curran explains the purpose of Catholic Comment, why he got involved as a speaker and his sense of the need for lay catholics to find their voice.

The Particles of Faith – introduction to video series

Julian Drapiewski gives a short introduction to the video series - Particles of Faith - which will form part of resources available on

Soul Waves Radio – Broadcasting Faith, Justice and Social Issues

Jo Smith interviews Miriam Gormally about the interviews that Soul Waves Radio makes available weekly to over 30 local and community radio stations and posts to their website.

Sacred Space – the website and book

Brian Grogan SJ from the Jesuit Communication Centre in Dublin, explains the inspiration behind the widely popular on-line prayer resource and how it has also turned into a publishing success.

New website for The Irish Catholic

The editor of The Irish Catholic, Michael Kelly, explains how their new website is intended to serve its existing readership and to expand the range of available content.

IEC2012 live – Salt and Light TV

Fr Thomas Rosica, founding CEO of Salt and Light Television, Canada's first national Catholic Television Network is joined by Sebastian Gomes who joined Salt and Light TV earlier this year.

IEC2012 live – Catholic Comment

We hear from one of the organisers of Catholic Comment - Petra Conroy - and one of their newly trained speakers - Kevin Leavy who is a primary school principal from Co Roscommon.

Fr Paddy Byrne on Twitter

Fr Paddy Byrne explains why he opened his twitter account (@frpaddybyrne) and what he has learned about engaging with people on-line.

IEC 2012 – Promotional Video

This promotional video about IEC2012 was made available on DVD with sub titles in six different languages.