Faithcast

Faithcast is the weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news from the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Faithcast

February 27, 2020
74: Faithcast Episode 74 - 27 February 2020
Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from www.catholicnews.ie (http://www.catholicnews.ie/) , the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. Episode 74 of Faithcast features an interview with Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore. Archbishop Martin speaks to Faithcast about the newly launched #LivingLent social media initiative and about this year's Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Abuse.    The faith news this week features: - the publication by Veritas of Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church: Responsibility, Accountability and Transparency, which includes the keynotes addresses from the meeting, the testimonies of survivors of abuse as well as the widely discussed concluding speech of Pope Francis who was present throughout the four-day meeting which took place from 21 to 24 February 2019 - Pope Francis' homily for Ash Wednesday - The launch of the annual Trocaire Lenten Campaign - Pope Francis' comments on those affected by coronavirus   You can get this podcast directly to your phone by subscribing to the RSS feed or to the iTunes link here. For more on these stories please see www.catholicnews.ie (http://www.catholicnews.ie/) . All queries relating to the podcast should be directed to bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie.
February 20, 2020
73: Faithcast - episode 73
Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from www.catholicnews.ie (http://www.catholicnews.ie/) , the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. Episode 73 of Faithcast features an interview with Gerard Gallagher, a Pastoral Worker in the Archdiocese of Dublin, about his new book for Lent 2020 called Return to Me With All Your Heart.    The faith news this week features: Bookings for the IEC2020 in Budapest; Archbishop Michel Neary launches book of reflections by Bishop Martin Drennan; the annual Day of Prayer for survivors and victims of abuse; a new children’s book from Pope Francis; and, Trócaire’s Lenten campaign for 2020.    You can get this podcast directly to your phone by subscribing to the RSS feed or to the iTunes link here. For more on these stories please see www.catholicnews.ie (http://www.catholicnews.ie/) . All queries relating to the podcast should be directed to bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie.
February 13, 2020
72: Faithcast - episode 72
Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from www.catholicnews.ie (http://www.catholicnews.ie/) , the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. Episode 72 of Faithcast features an interview with Bishop Denis Nulty, President of Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG, in which he speaks about the blessing of engaged couple Michelle and Jonathan at the Shrine of Saint Valentine in Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin. Bishop Nulty also speaks about the release of statistics on Accord's Marriage Preparation and Counselling Services and suggests that it might now be timely for there to be a Minister with special responsibility for Family and for the Elderly in the new Government.    The faith news this week features the publication of Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon), the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis; details of the official Irish pilgrimage to IEC2020 in Budapest; the Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse on Friday 28 February; and, the awarding of the Services to Charity Award to Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra.    You can get this podcast directly to your phone by subscribing to the RSS feed or to the iTunes link here. For more on these stories please see www.catholicnews.ie (http://www.catholicnews.ie/) . All queries relating to the podcast should be directed to bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie.
January 30, 2020
71: Faithcast - episode 71
Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from www.catholicnews.ie (http://www.catholicnews.ie/) , the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. Episode 71 of Faithcast features an interview with Father Neil Xavier O’Donoghue, Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, on his new podcast to get you to listen to and reflect on the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church in a year!    The faith news this week features: the appointment of Father Paul Dempsey as the new Bishop of Achonry; Archbishop Eamons Martin’s tribute to Seamus Mallon RIP; Bishop Denis Nulty leads a delegation to the first ever Vatican Conference on the pastoral care of the elderly; Bishop Alan McGuckian’s statement as chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace on Election 2020; and Pope Francis’ Message for World Communications Day 2020 to focus on storytelling.    You can get this podcast directly to your phone by subscribing to the RSS feed or to the iTunes link here. For more on these stories please see www.catholicnews.ie (http://www.catholicnews.ie/) . All queries relating to the podcast should be directed to bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie.

Come and See Inspirations

Come & See Inspirations is a podcasting team based out of Ardagh in West Limerick, Ireland.

Our podcasts are based around the weekly radio programme SacredSpace102fm, and includes our weekly radio programmes, as well as other recordings and inspirational talks.

Come & See Inspirations

October 26, 2020
C&SI - Fr John Roche -My Faith Journey - Full Interview

For this month of October, month of mission, Fr John Roche a member St. Patrick's Missionary Society shares his faith journey with us. Born in Athlone he spent many happy years living within the local community including playing a lot of gaelic football some of which involved playing for his county. He shares with us his journey to priesthood and of ministering in Africa for nearly 50 years. Now retired in Athlone he took time out to tell his story and share some of his thoughts on evangelisation and encouraging words to those of us living our faith in the present day. 

We thank Fr John for allowing us to hear him tell of his journey in faith and wish him many happy years listening to the Holy Spirit as it continues to guide him.     

October 25, 2020
C&SI - Mass - 25 Octpobber - Abbeyfeale

Mass for the Thirtieth Sunday in ordinary time from the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. Main celebrant Fr Dan Lane - retired Parish Priest, Granagh-Ballingarry

October 24, 2020
October as the month of the missions - From Athlone to Malawi: Fr John Roche SPS (Part 3) - 25th October 2020 (SS102fm programme excerpt)(S10E50b)

John has the third part of an interview with Fr John Roche SPS who is a member of the St Patrick's Missionary Society (Kiltegan Father's) who has recently returned to Ireland after a life over seas. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel and a quick run through the saints of the coming week.   

This week interview with Fr John Roche's part three of a three part interview which will be broadcast in October. This weeks part of the interview focuses on Fr John's ministry after his expulsion from Malawi in 1992 where his journey has taken him to various countries in Africa ministering in a variety of ways. Now back home in Athlone he shares his thoughts with us on evangelisation and the church as he sees it going forward. 

October 24, 2020
SacredSpace102fm - October as the month of the Missions - From Athlone to Malawi: Fr John Roche SPS (Part 3) - 25th October 2020 (S10E50)

On this weeks programme we continue into October as the month dedicated to the missions. John has the third part of an interview with Fr John Roche SPS who is a member of the St Patrick's Missionary Society (Kiltegan Father's) who has recently returned to Ireland after a life over seas. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel and a quick run through the saints of the coming week.   

This week interview with Fr John Roche's part three of a three part interview which will be broadcast in October. This weeks part of the interview focuses on Fr John's ministry after his expulsion from Malawi in 1992 where his journey has taken him to various countries in Africa ministering in a variety of ways. Now back home in Athlone he shares his thoughts with us on evangelisation and the church as he sees it going forward. 

October 18, 2020
C&SI - Mass - 18 October 2020 & Reflections

Mass for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in ordinary time  - Mission Sunday - from the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. Main celebrant Fr Tony Mullins  - Abbeyfeale parish.

Today we include a recording of  a homily from Clonard Monastery in Belfast. Also an Interview from Spirit Radio with Wendy Grace & Ronan Mullen on 'Assisted Suicide' 

October 17, 2020
SacredSpace102fm - October as the month of the Missions - From Athlone to Malawi: Fr John Roche SPS (Part 2) - 18th October 2020 (S10E49)

On what is Mission Sunday in Ireland, this weeks programme we continue into October as the month dedicated to the missions. John has the second part of an interview with Fr John Roche SPS who is a member of the St Patrick's Missionary Society (Kiltegan Father's) who has recently returned to Ireland after a life over seas. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel and a quick run through the saints of the coming week.   

[Just to note for our international listeners that the gospel reading on this weeks programme is taken for the Mass for Mission Sunday as per the Irish liturgical calendar]

This week interview with Fr John Roche's part two of a three part interview which will be broadcast in October. This weeks part of the interview focuses on Fr John's happy and fulfilling ministry in Malawi, from 1972 to 1992, and while his final years were calamitous, he did triumph over his adversity there. 

In 1992, after 20 years of serving the Malawian people, as a priest, with seven of those years as an apostolic administrator in a diocese, John was expelled under threat of death from the central African country. The end for John in Malawi happened when the powers of the country discussed the assassination of the country's bishops, following a Lenten pastoral letter promoting the the justice and peace teachings of the church. The Athlone-born priest had just 24 hours to leave Malawi, or he would have been killed.