A Question of Faith

World Priest Global Rosary Relay

Marion Mulhall discusses the inspiration that led her to set up World Priest and the great success of the Global Rosary Relay

New pilgrim guide to Lough Derg

Fr Eamonn Conway, author of a new book about the Lough Derg pilgrimage, shares why he believes this sacred space is an island of quiet miracles.

Attracting more young people to the Church

Sharon Murphy from Clogher Diocese gives her response to the oft-asked question - how can we attract young people into the Church.

Veritas Publications summer 2016

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

My faith journey – Eimear Felle

Eimear Felle shares her faith journey and how her experience at World Youth Day in Cologne in 2005 made her 'a new woman...'.

From Gangland to Promised Land

John Pridmore, former London gangster turned Christian, shares how God changed his life and how he now leads retreats and speaks at church events around the world.

Celebrate the 8th Rally

Our special report on the addresses by Melissa Ohden, Heidi Crowther and Cora Sherlock at the recent Pro-Life Rally celebrating the 8th Amendment

My faith journey – Anna Keegan

Anna Keegan shares how she came to decide that her calling was to work in the Church with young people while attending World Youth Day in Canada.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2016

In this interview we learn about what happens at the annual Youth 2000 summer festival event which attracts over 1,000 young people.

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.

A Student of Peace – Steve Killelea

Steve Killelea discusses the Global Peace Index, the cost of violence around the world and what can help create and sustain more peaceful societies.

Interview with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (full)

Watch our full 28 min interview with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle in which he discusses his vocation, Caritas, IEC2016 and Amoris Laetitia.

The Goretti Girls launch their first album

Méabh Carlin and Hannah McCauley discuss the launch of their first album - I Will Wait - and perform the track Here Am I.

Do this as a memorial of Me

Salesian Sr Mary Bridget Dunlea shares a scripture reflection for the Feast of Corpus Christi entitled 'Do this as a memorial of Me'.

The Role of the Church in a Pluralist Society

Fáinche Ryan and Con Casey discuss an upcoming conference that The Loyola Institute in Trinity College are hosting from 22nd - 24th June 2016.

My vocation story – Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, shares how he was 'fooled' into taking a seminary entrance exam which led him to consider priesthood.

My Vocation story – Fr Nicholas Grace

Wendy Grace interviews her own brother Fr Nicholas Grace about his journey to the priesthood and his first year as a priest.

The Big Picture – You, the Bible and God’s Big Plan

David Payne, Director of CaFE in the UK, explains the workings of The Big Picture Bible course which is aimed at both individuals and groups.

Generation Hope – a new film from Mary’s Meals

Generation Hope tells the stories of some of the young people who, having enjoyed Mary’s Meals as children, are now part of a new generation beginning to build a brighter future.

Irish pilgimage of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Fr Michael Cusack talks to us about the pilgrimage of the Icon to the Cathedrals of Ireland celebrating 150 Years of Redemptorist Devotion.

1916 – The Church and the Rising

Greg Daly discusses '1916 - The Church and the Rising' which is based on the recent hugely successful special issue of The Irish Catholic newspaper.

Remembering Sr Clare Crockett (1982 – 2016)

Sr Kristen Gardner shares her joyful memories of Sr Clare from their time together as Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother.

Bishop of Derry pays tribute to Sr Clare Crockett

Bishop Donal McKeown reflects on how the joyful service of Derry native Sr Clare Crockett (1982 -2016) can serve as an inspiration to her generation.

Sr Clare Crockett RIP – a tribute

A tribute to Sr Clare Crockett (1982 - 2016) from Derry who was killed in the Ecuador earthquake on 16th April 2016.

Amoris Laetitia – Catholic Comment

Petra Conroy from Catholic Comment gives her reaction to ‘The Joy of Love’ (Amoris Laetitia) from Pope Francis which follows on from the Synod on the Family.

Combining Faith and Business – Daniel Ramamoorthy

Entrepreneur and Start-Up advisor Daniel Ramamoorthy shares about his approach to business as a person of faith.

Amoris Laetitia – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin gives his reaction to 'The Joy of Love' (Amoris Laetitia) from Pope Francis which follows on from the Synod on the Family.

HOPE – preventing euthanasia and assisted suicide

Paul Russell, the founder of HOPE in Australia, discusses the dangers that flow from the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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 God of Mercy, the God of the Gospels

Fr Peter McVerry SJ discusses his latest book in which he highlights forgiveness and compassion as central to our understanding of the God of the New Testament and our lives as Christians.

My faith journey – Anna Maloney

Anna Maloney, Post-Primary Diocesan Adviser in Dublin Archdiocese, reflects on her faith journey and the challenge of passing on faith in the classroom.

Keeping Faith in Religious Education – Livestream (full)

A special live edition of 'A Question of Faith' on the NCCA proposal to introduce non-faith based approach to RE in all primary schools.

Marie Collins commends Spotlight to all Catholics

Marie Collins commends all Catholics to watch Spotlight, the winner of Best picture at the 2016 Oscars, which details the cover-up of abuse in Boston.

My faith journey – Méabh Carlin

In 2011 while attending a World Youth Day in Madrid, Méabh Carlin was hit by a taxi and suffered severe injuries. She shares her faith journey and her music.

Fr Peter McVerry SJ on homelessness crisis

On the eve of the 2016 Election, Fr Peter McVerry discusses the growing homelessness crisis and the lack of effective social policy to keep people in their homes.

Accord research into relationship counselling trends

Bishop Denis Nulty discusses recent research into the most common problems that couples refer to when they come to Accord for relationship counselling.

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.

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.

The 2016 March for Life

Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life, joins us from Washington to share what made the 2016 event so special and how other cities hold similar rallies.

Teaching religion and inclusion in Catholic Schools

Fr Michael Drumm and Clare Clifford discuss the NCCA consultation about RE in primary schools and admissions policies for Catholic schools.

Education about Religions and Beliefs in our Primary Schools

Maeve Mahon and Kate Liffey discuss their concerns about the proposed new Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and Ethics curriculum for Primary schools.

My Vocation Journey – Br Conor McDonough OP

Br Conor McDonough OP shares his vocation story and what he has gained from entering into community life with the Irish Dominicans.

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.

How faith saved my life – Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan (who appeared in the The Tudors and Fair City) shares her amazing story of how faith helped her overcome a near suicidal episode in her life.

Stay – Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan (who appeared in The Tudors and Fair City) sings her own song - 'Stay'. We also have her truly amazing story of faith and recovery coming soon.

Promoting Vocations to the Religious Life

Margaret Cartwright discusses the need to rediscover 'story-telling' as part of vocations for the religious in Ireland and how a recent grant of €268,000 will be used.

Suffering in Syria – Fr Ziad Hilal SJ

Fr Ziad Hilal SJ who was living with Fr Frans van der Lugt S.J up to the time of his murder in Homs in 2014 discusses the on-going suffering of the Syrian people.

My Faith Journey – Fergal McGrath

Fergal McGrath shares how he turned away from drugs and adopted a whole new lifestyle and found a new depth to his faith.

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.

Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat 2015

We hear from participants about what they have gained from taking part in Youth 2000 events and what they would say to someone thinking of coming the first time.

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.

Mercy on the Mall

To mark the start of the Year of Mercy, 20 local priests offered Confession, a chat, a blessing or whatever people wanted to visitors to the Skycourt Shopping Centre in Shannon. Fr Tom Ryan explains...

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.

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 – catholicbishops.ie

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.

Trócaire on progress of COP21

Lorna Gold from Trocaire​ reviews the progress to date of the UN summit in Paris which is seeking a New Global Climate Agreement - including a review of the Irish contribution.

New funeral guidelines for K&L Diocese

A discussion of new funeral guidelines in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin with Bishop Denis Nulty, Julie Kavanagh and Fr Liam Morgan.

Starting to study the Bible – Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins has created Bible study programmes used by more than five thousand parishes in the United States, Ireland and other countries.

Kermit Gosnell movie

Ann McElhinney tells us about the historic crowdfunding campaign for a movie about America's biggest serial killer, abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the media cover-up.

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

Working with the YouCat Development project

Sharon Murphy, a youth minister in Clogher Diocese, shares her experience of working with the YOUCAT Development Project.

Prison Chaplains reflect on their ministry

Prison Chaplains Sr Margaret O'Donavon and Margaret Connaughton share how they accompany prisoners during their sentences.

Shoebox appeal 2015

We talk to Niall Barry, the CEO of Team Hope about the Shoebox appeal 2015 as well hearing from two volunteers in one of the collection centres.

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

Shoebox Appeal 2015

Niall Barry, the CEO of Team Hope, explains that he hopes that 200,000 deprived children will receive a shoebox gift this year.

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.

Cana Ireland programme for married couples

The Synod on the Family highlighted the need for support for married couples. We hear about a week long programme offered by Cana Ireland.

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 – Reflection of a Married Couple

Wendy Grace and her husband Karl Melady reflect on the Synod on the Family and on living their faith as a married couple.

World Youth Day 2016 – A Question of Faith

Ger Gallagher from the Archdiocese of Dublin reflects back on past World Youth Days and looks forward to the 2016 gathering in Krakow in Poland in 2016.

Mission Sunday 2015 – A Question of Faith

Fr Maurice Hogan and Jackie Pallas discuss Mission Sunday 2015 and film by Charlie Bird about the work of Irish missionaries.

Trocaire on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Eamon Meehan and Lorna Gold recently discuss the new development agenda of the UN that is intended to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

YouCat to be followed by DoCat and Youth Bible

A report from Germany on the global spread of the Youth catechism and their upcoming projects - a Youth Bible and the DOCAT on the church's social teaching.

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.

Reflecting on the outcome of the Marriage Referendum

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith' guests Breda O'Brien and David Quinn look back on the Marriage Referendum and what has followed.

How is the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors progressing?

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith', Marie Collins provides an update on the work of the Commission since it was established last year.

Laudato Si – A Question of Faith special (1)

Wendy is joined by an expert panel to discuss this great work by Pope Francis on care of our common home. (Part 1 of 2)

Laudato Si – A Question of Faith special (2)

In the second part of our two part special, our panel of climate justice experts look at what action should follow on from on Laudato Si.

How do you find joy in the midst of suffering?

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith', Fr Michael Shields shares his incredible experience as a missionary priest in Magadan in Siberia.

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

What are the key legal issues in the Marriage Referendum?

This extended episode of 'A Question of Faith' takes an in-depth look at the key legal issues with our guest Patrick Treacy, Senior Counsel.

A Question of Faith – Marriage Referendum special

As we enter the last days before the Marriage Referendum, our panel discuss the key issues and how the debate has developed in recent weeks.

What do cuts to the State funding of Accord indicate?

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith' we hear about the good work of Accord and a panel discusses the recently cut to funding for their pre-marriage courses.

How is the Church now safeguarding children and caring for survivors?

On 'A Question of Faith' we hear about the on-going work of the National Board for Safeguarding Children, Towards Healing and Towards Peace.

What has the Church to say on the Marriage Referendum?

Fr Eamonn Conway discusses a series of articles in The Irish Catholic on the same sex marriage debate.

What is the current situation for Vocations in Ireland?

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith' Fr Ruairi O Domhnaill discusses his experience of a new confidence and interest around vocations to the diocesan priesthood.

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.

How inclusive are Catholic Schools?

In this latest episode of 'A Question of Faith' a panel of guests discuss inclusion in light of a new CSP document for primary Schools and the new RE curriculum.

How can you have your say on the Synod on the Family?

Bishop Nulty and Stephen Cummins discuss how people can share their views on family and marriage.

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.

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.

What is the future for Religious Life in Ireland?

Sr Phylis Moynihan rsm and Fr Ciaran Dougherty OP discuss the Year of Consecrated Life and their work for vocations.

What makes a Catholic School Catholic?

An expert panel discusses the question ‘what makes a catholic school catholic'? and looks in detail at a self-assessment process for Primary schools.