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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
S3 Ep74: Faithcast Episode 74 - 27 February 2020
Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from 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.

All queries relating to the podcast should be directed to bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie.
February 20, 2020
S3 Ep73: Faithcast - episode 73
Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from 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.

All queries relating to the podcast should be directed to bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie.
February 13, 2020
S3 Ep72: Faithcast - episode 72
Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from 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.

All queries relating to the podcast should be directed to bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie.
January 30, 2020
S3 Ep71: Faithcast - episode 71
Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from 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.

All queries relating to the podcast should be directed to bdrumm@catholicbishops.ie.

Come and See Inspirations

Come & See Inspirations (C&SI) is a podcasting team based out of Ardagh in west Limerick. The C&SI team work on sharing interesting, faith filled conversations about local, diocesan and global issues of interest as they make a small contribution to the New Evangelisation on the digital frontiers.

After all, in 2009 Pope Benedict XVI's urged the users of the internet to

"......bear witness to your faith through the digital world!......Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world!"

View on our page here: comeandseeinspirations.buzzsprout.com

Come & See Inspirations

January 21, 2023
C&SI - St Ita of Kileedy - Foster mother to the saints of Ireland - 22 Jan 2023 (S03E09b) (podcast excerpt)

On this weeks podcast we get a small bit parochial to west Limerick and we repeat a segment we did back originally in Jan 2012 where Michael Keating tells us about St Ita of Kileedy who is one of the co-patron saints of the diocese of Limerick and is know as the Brigid of Munster and foster mother of the saints of Ireland. St Ita's feast day falls on 15th January.

As part of the celebrations just to note that Bishop Leahy offers Saint Ita Feast Day Mass for memory of the late Pontiff and he noted in his homily that "the example for the future of the Church can be drawn from both prophetic words of the late Pope Benedict from over 50 years ago and the lives of Saint Ita and Brigid over 1,500 years ago"




January 21, 2023
C&SI - St Ita of Kileedy - Foster mother to the saints of Ireland - 22 Jan 2023 (S03E09)

On this weeks podcast we get a small bit parochial to west Limerick and we repeat a segment we did back originally in Jan 2012 where Michael Keating tells us about St Ita of Kileedy who is one of the co-patron saints of the diocese of Limerick and is know as the Brigid of Munster and foster mother of the saints of Ireland. St Ita's feast day falls on 15th January.

As part of the celebrations just to note that Bishop Leahy offers Saint Ita Feast Day Mass for memory of the late Pontiff and he noted in his homily that "the example for the future of the Church can be drawn from both prophetic words of the late Pope Benedict from over 50 years ago and the lives of Saint Ita and Brigid over 1,500 years ago"

In addition to our piece on St Ita we also have our run through the liturgial odds and ends for the week and of course our reflection on the Sunday gospel.

Resources for Liturgical odds and ends

January 15, 2023
C&SI - 2022 Ecclesial Year in Review - 15 Jan 2023 (S03E08)

On this weeks podcast we take a look back at 2022 through the highs and lows of events in the sphere of things church related. With a year dominated by the war in Ukraine, the papal synod, the death of a pope emeritus and the ups and downs of Pope Francis right knee!

We have our regular run through the saints of the week in this second week of ordinary time as well as our weekly gospel reflection on the Sunday gospel.

As part of our discussion on this weeks saints we also selected our patron saints for the next year. If you would like to select a patron saint for 2023 you can go HERE.

January 7, 2023
C&SI - Remembering Pope Benedict XVI - 8 Jan 2023 (S03E07) (Podcast excerpt)

On this weeks podcast we reflect on the life of Joseph Ratzinger - Pope Benedict XVI - who died on 31 December 2022, ten years after historically resigning from the papacy at the age of 95. 

We reflect on the life of "a humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord," who as a theologian and teacher his primary focus was always on making known Jesus Christ and his message of love and salvation

Our podcast looks at his life and times from his childhood in Germany up to his death as the 265th successor to St Peter. We discuss his life and work as a theologian with Philip Cremin (WIT) and reflect back on a historic first, a funeral for a retired pope presided over by the current pontiff. 

January 7, 2023
C&SI - Remembering Pope Benedict XVI - 8 Jan 2023 (S03E07)

On this weeks podcast we reflect on the life of Joseph Ratzinger - Pope Benedict XVI - who died on 31 December 2022, ten years after historically resigning from the papacy at the age of 95. 

We reflect on the life of "a humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord," who as a theologian and teacher his primary focus was always on making known Jesus Christ and his message of love and salvation. 

Our podcast looks at his life and times from his childhood in Germany up to his death as the 265th successor to St Peter. We discuss his life and work as a theologian with Philip Cremin (WIT) and reflect back on a historic first, a funeral for a retired pope presided over by the current pontiff. 

We have our regular saints of the week and of course our reflection on the Sunday gospel which is for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord which  closes the Christmas Season. 

December 31, 2022
C&SI - Seeking Hope - 1 Jan 2023 (S03E06)

"And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand in the Hand of God.  That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East."

As we enter into the New Year 2023, from all  in the C&SI team we wish you a blessed, peaceful and healthy new year.

On the podcast this week we continue our reflections in this Christmas Season on hope with reflections from Noirin Lynch and Jane Mellet. They are both thought provoking (as always). 

In addition we have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel which this week is the reading for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God.

We have an extended saints of the week this week as this weeks liturgical calendar is a tad complex depending where  in the world you are sitting and how (and more importantly when) the feast of the Epiphany is celebrated where you are. Hopefully we won't confuse too many people.

As we publish of course, the news has broken of death of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) and we will have a special podcast next week look at the personal history of the 265th successor to St Peter but also examining the contribution of this great theologian to Christian thought.