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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

August 13, 2022
C&SI - Reflecting on the Apparition at Knock - 14 Aug 2022 (S02E39b) (podcast excerpt)

On this weeks podcast excerpt we dip back into the archive to share with you a reflection on the Apparitions at Knock. Originally broadcast on 26th August 2012, Michael Keating tells us of the story of the Apparitions of Knock and leads a panel discussion around the significance of the apparition. While the shrine at Knock is mainly viewed as a Marian shrine, Michael reminds us that the focus of this silent apparition was actually on the Lamb of God on the Altar before the Victorious Cross and how Mary once more is pointing the way to her Son and not to herself. And this point was recognised in 2021 when Knock was recognised as an international Eucharistic and Marian Shrine by Pope Francis. 

August 13, 2022
C&SI - Reflecting on the Apparition at Knock - 14 Aug 2022 (S02E39)

-Welcome to this weeks podcast from the C&SI team!

On this weeks podcast we dip back into the archive to share with you a reflection on the Apparitions at Knock. Originally broadcast on 26th August 2012, Michael Keating tells us of the story of the Apparitions of Knock and leads a panel discussion around the significance of the apparition. While the shrine at Knock is mainly viewed as a Marian shrine, Michael reminds us that the focus of this silent apparition was actually on the Lamb of God on the Altar before the Victorious Cross and how Mary once more is pointing the way to her Son and not to herself. And this point was recognised in 2021 when Knock was recognised as an international Eucharistic and Marian Shrine by Pope Francis. 

We have our regular run through the saints of the coming week, some notices (mainly the details of the annual national novena at Knock) and of course our reflection on this weeks gospel (Luke 12:49-53).

Thanks for listening!

August 7, 2022
C&SI - Thoughts on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 7 Aug 2022 (S02E38b)

Join John and Shane on this weeks podcast as we explore and share some thoughts on the up coming solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15th. A dogma only defined in 1950 by Pope Pius XII but which expressly set out the belief of the church for millennia. We explore what it is all about and also how we share the celebration with our brothers and sisters in the Orthodox Church who celebrate the Dormition of the BVM on the same day.

August 7, 2022
C&SI - Thoughts on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 7 Aug 2022 (S02E38)

Join John and Shane on this weeks podcast as we explore and share some thoughts on the up coming solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15th. A dogma only defined in 1950 by Pope Pius XII but which expressly set out the belief of the church for millennia. We explore what it is all about and also how we share the celebration with our brothers and sisters in the Orthodox Church who celebrate the Dormition of the BVM on the same day.

In addition to that reflection in part 2, we have our regular run through notices and saints of the week with a particular focus on the upcoming national novena in Knock.

Our reflection in part three is our weekly sharing on the Sunday gospel Luke 12:32-48.

July 31, 2022
C&SI - Luke 12:13-21 - Gospel Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary time (Year C) - 31 July 2022

On this podcast excerpt John and Shane reflect on the Sunday gospel for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary time from Luke 12:13-21 which reflects on the need to make sure that the practicalities of the world do not come between us and our need to focus on God alone.

July 30, 2022
C&SI - News from around the World - 31 July 2022 (S02E37b) (podcast excerpt)

On this weeks programme John and Shane take a run around the world to look at events happening. 

News from around the world

In the first three months of 2022, 896 Nigerians were murdered in violent attacks across their country.......In the last couple of months the abduction of priests have been on the rise:

  • A priest of Auchi Diocese, Fr. Christopher Odia, was killed by his abductors after being kidnapped early in the morning on June 26; the priest was taken from his rectory.
  • A priest of Kaduna Archdiocese, Fr. Vitus Borogo, was shot June 25 at a prison-farm in Kujama, along Kaduna-Kachia road, after a raid on the farm by terrorists.
  • On March 8, gunmen invaded St. John Catholic Church, Kudenda, in the Chikun Local Government Area. They abducted the priest, Fr. Joseph Akete, and killed one security guard. The 48-year old priest was murdered between April 18 and 20, 2022.
  • Fr. Emmanuel Silas, a priest of the Kafanchan diocese, in Nigeria’s northwest, was kidnapped in the early hours of July 4, just this week. 
  • Fr. Peter Udo and Fr. Philemon Oboh were kidnapped July 2; their car was attacked as they traveled on the Benin-Ekpoma expressway.
  • Fr. Stephen Ojapa, Fr. Oliver Okpara, along with a pair of siblings, were abducted by gunmen at midnight on May 25, in the rectory of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, in the Sokoto diocese in northwest Nigeria. They were released after more than 30 days in captivity.  
  • Fr. Christopher Itopa, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Onotu, was abducted on June 4, and was eventually freed.
  • On June 3, an expatriate priest, Fr. Luigi Brenna, was kidnapped in front of the Somascan community residence in Usen. He was later set free. 
  • Fr. Peter Amodu, a priest of the Holy Ghost Congregation - a Spiritan- was abducted June 6 along the Otukpo - Ugbokolo road in the Otukpo diocese