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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, 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
73: 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
72: 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
71: 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 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

June 13, 2021
Fr Emil Kapaun - a saint for our times? - 13th June 2021 (S11 E30b) (SS102fm programme excerpt)

On this weeks programme John and Shane are joined by Fr John Hotze all the way from the diocese of Wichita in Kansas, USA to share with us the story of a farm boy from Kansas who is on his way to becoming a saint of the church - Fr Emil Kapaun.

Fr John shares with us the story of witness and christian hope of Emil Kapaun who was a Catholic priest and U.S. Army Chaplain born in the small Czech farming community of Pilsen, Kansas and who served with heroic Christian witness during the Korean War and in a POW camp in China after the war.

At the Battle of Unsan on November 2 1950, Kapaun braved the battlefield to rescue men or give them Last Rites. He showed his dedication to his "boys" by choosing to remain with a number of wounded men rather than escape. Captured by the enemy, this group was forced to march over 60 miles to a prison camp along the Chinese border in the bitter cold. Along the way, Father Kapaun carried his wounded comrades and encouraged them to do likewise. For his actions at the Battle of Unsan, Kapaun was awarded the military’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, in 2013.

In his seven months in the prison camp, Father Kapaun spent himself in heroic service to his fellow prisoners without regard for race, color, or creed, giving them help and hope when they needed it most. Ignoring his own ill health, he nursed the sick and wounded, stole food for the hungry, picked lice off of men, washed dirty and soiled clothing, and encouraged men through prayer and humor to keep fighting for life. Falling sick, the Chinese moved Father Kapaun to a so-called hospital, where, denied medical assistance, his death soon followed on May 23, 1951.  Before his death, he said “Don’t worry about me,” he told his fellow POWs who were devastated at the loss of their friend and chaplain, “I’m going where I always wanted to go, and when I get there I’ll say a prayer for all of you.” And, in a message of reassurance for his superior back home: “Tell my bishop I died a happy death.”

You can find out more about Fr Emil's story and his road to canonisation HERE and HERE

June 13, 2021
SacredSpace102fm - Fr Emil Kapaun - a saint for our times? - 13th June 2021 (S11 E30)

On this weeks programme John and Shane are joined by Fr John Hotze all the way from the diocese of Wichita in Kansas, USA to share with us the story of a farm boy from Kansas who is on his way to becoming a saint of the church - Fr Emil Kapaun.

In addition we also have a brief word with Fr Frank O'Dea, director of Limerick Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage  who shares with our listeners about this years virtual pilgrimage. There are a series of online events being run June 17th - 20th at 10am and 9pm each day on the Limerick diocese Facebook page. 10am each day will be Mass from various churches across the diocese. 9pm will be one of the traditional devotions or prayer ceremonies at Lourdes facilitated by some of the team who lead the pilgrimage each year.  More information available HERE.

We have our notices, saints of the week and of course our weekly reflection on the Sunday gospel.

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Fr John shares with us the story of witness and christian hope of Emil Kapaun who was a Catholic priest and U.S. Army Chaplain born in the small Czech farming community of Pilsen, Kansas and who served with heroic Christian witness during the Korean War and in a POW camp in China after the war.

At the Battle of Unsan on November 2 1950, Kapaun braved the battlefield to rescue men or give them Last Rites. He showed his dedication to his "boys" by choosing to remain with a number of wounded men rather than escape. Captured by the enemy, this group was forced to march over 60 miles to a prison camp along the Chinese border in the bitter cold. Along the way, Father Kapaun carried his wounded comrades and encouraged them to do likewise. For his actions at the Battle of Unsan, Kapaun was awarded the military’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, in 2013.

In his seven months in the prison camp, Father Kapaun spent himself in heroic service to his fellow prisoners without regard for race, color, or creed, giving them help and hope when they needed it most. Ignoring his own ill health, he nursed the sick and wounded, stole food for the hungry, picked lice off of men, washed dirty and soiled clothing, and encouraged men through prayer and humor to keep fighting for life. Falling sick, the Chinese moved Father Kapaun to a so-called hospital, where, denied medical assistance, his death soon followed on May 23, 1951.

You can find out more about Fr Emil's story and his road to canonisation HERE and HERE

June 13, 2021
C&SI - Mass 13 June 2021 - Abbeyfeale

Mass today from the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time is celebrated by Fr Dan Lane

June 6, 2021
C&SI - Mass - Corpus Christi - Abbeyfeale - 6 June 2021

Mass today from the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, Co. limerick for the feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated by Fr Tony Mullins

June 5, 2021
SacredSpace102fm - "How do I live the future I long for in the present moment?" - In conversation with Dr Ruth Patterson - 6 June 2021 (S11E29)

SS102fm was delighted to welcome Dr Ruth Patterson to this weeks programme to share on her faith journey and thoughts on maintaining hope in these uncertain times. 

We have our regular reflection on the Sunday Gospel - for the feast of Corpus Christi - as well as our saints of the week and local notices.

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Ruth Patterson is a Presbyterian minister, and for the last 21 years has been Director of Restoration Ministries, a non denominational, Christian organisation committed to peace and reconciliation.

In 1976 she was the first woman to be ordained in Ireland. She was the recipient of the Alumna of the Year 2000 award (Edinburgh University / Royal Bank of Scotland). In 2001 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Presbyterian Theology Faculty of Ireland, and in 2003 was awarded an OBE for her efforts in reconciliation.

She has written four books and numerous articles stemming from her commitment to unity and peace. She produces annual scripture guidelines for Faith and Friendship.

This "daughter of the manse" joined John and Shane on this weeks programme to reflect on faith in this uncertain time. Ruth reminds listeners that the church of Christ has to work where people live their real lives and that to be christian and human as part of that church is to remember that our primary identity should be our identity in Christ. 

Reflecting on her own faith journey, Ruth makes the point that faith is a journey which never ends and which makes the Christian journey so exciting.

Reflecting on our experience of covid-19 Ruth shares her hope, but that her hope is not an easy option. We must weep if we must but we can't complain as the Way chooses us. We need to live out a domino effect of living simple acts of compassion. What happens to us in life is always a gift - no matter what. The key thing is that we need to alter the way we react to it. 

And ultimately, the question we need to ask ourselves is how do I live the future I long for in the present moment?

June 5, 2021
How do I live the future I long for in the present moment? - In conversation with Dr Ruth Patterson - 6th June 2021 (S11E29b) (SS102fm programme excerpt)

SS102fm was delighted to welcome Dr Ruth Patterson to this weeks programme to share on her faith journey and thoughts on maintaining hope in these uncertain times.

Ruth Patterson is a Presbyterian minister, and for the last 21 years has been Director of Restoration Ministries, a non denominational, Christian organisation committed to peace and reconciliation.

In 1976 she was the first woman to be ordained in Ireland. She was the recipient of the Alumna of the Year 2000 award (Edinburgh University / Royal Bank of Scotland). In 2001 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Presbyterian Theology Faculty of Ireland, and in 2003 was awarded an OBE for her efforts in reconciliation.

She has written four books and numerous articles stemming from her commitment to unity and peace. She produces annual scripture guidelines for Faith and Friendship.

This "daughter of the manse" joined John and Shane on this weeks programme to reflect on faith in this uncertain time. Ruth reminds listeners that the church of Christ has to work where people live their real lives and that to be christian and human as part of that church is to remember that our primary identity should be our identity in Christ. 

Reflecting on her own faith journey, Ruth makes the point that faith is a journey which never ends and which makes the Christian journey so exciting.

Reflecting on our experience of covid-19 Ruth shares her hope, but that her hope is not an easy option. We must weep if we must but we can't complain as the Way chooses us. We need to live out a domino effect of living simple acts of compassion. What happens to us in life is always a gift - no matter what. The key thing is that we need to alter the way we react to it. 

And ultimately, the question we need to ask ourselves is how do I live the future I long for in the present moment?