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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
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 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

December 5, 2021
C&SI - Sharing faith journeys: Sharon Collopy - 5 December 2021 (S2E02) (podcast excerpts)

This week we welcome Sharon Collopy to our podcast from St John's parish in Limerick city. Sharon shares some of her faith journey with us including her using Godly Play concepts in bring faith stories to the young and not so young. Sharon is currently participating in the Limerick Lay pastoral Ministry formation programme and shares her experiences of this after one year on the course.

December 5, 2021
C&SI - Sharing faith journeys: Sharon Collopy - 5 December 2021 (S2E02)

This week we welcome Sharon Collopy to our podcast from St John's parish in Limerick city. Sharon shares some of her faith journey with us including her using Godly Play concepts in bring faith stories to the young and not so young. Sharon is currently participating in the Limerick Lay pastoral Ministry formation programme and shares her experiences of this after one year on the course.

We have our regular notices, a run through the saints of the week and of course our weekly reflection on the Sunday gospel which this week brings to us the great Advent figure of John the Baptist. 

November 27, 2021
C&SI - Advent: the season of hope - 28 November 2021 (S2E01)

Today begins a new year - in liturgical parlance - as with the first Sunday of Advent the church enters into another liturgical year. On this weeks podcast the C&SI team begins advent with music and three reflections from two of the current great online evangelizers - Bishop Robert Barron (auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles & founder of the Word on Fire ministry) and Fr Mike Schmitz  (Ascension Press) sharing their thoughts on the season of Advent and the message of hope that it brings to our world. 

We have our regular run through the saints of the week, some local notices and reminders and of course a reflection on the Sunday gospel where we begin to travel through the liturgical year with St Luke. 

November 20, 2021
C&SI - Trocaire: Until love conquers fear - 21 November 2021 (S1E17)

On this weeks programme we sit down with David O'Hare from Trocaire to chat with him about Trocaire's current work including updates on what has happened since the Lenten campaign. He also tells us about appeal for humanitarian response to hunger crisis in East Africa and the launch of Trocaire's Christmas Gifts of Love.

To support Trocaire you can find information on their website HERE.

We have our regular run through the saints of the week (in the last week of the liturgical calendar!) and our reflection on the gospel for the Sunday which is the solemnity of Jesus Christ, Universal King. 


November 20, 2021
C&SI - Trocaire: Until love conquers fear - 21 November 2021 (S1E17b) (podcast excerpt)

On this weeks programme we sit down with David O'Hare from Trocaire to chat with him about Trocaire's current work including updates on what has happened since the Lenten campaign. He also tells us about appeal for humanitarian response to hunger crisis in East Africa and the launch of Trocaire's Christmas Gifts of Love.

For those who wish to support Trocaire go to their website HERE.

November 13, 2021
C&SI - Limerick Diocese Lay Pastoral Ministry Programme 2021/2022 - 14 November 2021 (S1E16b) (podcast excerpt)

Currently Limerick Diocese is over halfway through the first cycle of its Lay Pastoral Ministry Programme and are now recruiting for the second cycle. This week John chats with Rose O'Connor, (Pastoral Implementation Manager) and Michael Kelly (Pastoral Outreach and Formation worker), both with the Limerick Diocesan Centre.  We are also joined by Con Buckley from St Munchin's parish in Limerick city who is currently participating in the Lay Pastoral Formation Programme. Con shares with us how he became involved with the programme, his experience to date with the programme and what he hopes will be part of his faith journey in the future.

The programme is aimed at people who are involved in, or wish to become involved in, Lay Pastoral Ministry in their Parish, Pastoral Unit or in the Diocese.  The programme is a 2.5 year programme which involves a Diocesan ‘wraparound’ programme covering discernment, pastoral training and pastoral placements as well as a 2 year Level 6 Certificate in Pastoral Ministry delivered and accredited by Mary Immaculate College.

 There are a number of upcoming information evenings where those attending will be taken through the rationale and aims of the programme, details of the programme itself, and also have some participants in the first cycle of the programme present to share their experience.

The three information evenings are:

  • Monday 15 Nov Rathkeale House Hotel 7.30 - 9.00pm  
  • Tuesday 16 Nov Limerick Diocesan Centre 7.30 - 9.00pm
  • Thursday 18 Nov on Zoom 7.30 - 9.00pm 

Those interested in attending are being asked to  register to allow management of numbers on each evening, and for those who wish to attend the zoom session they will need to submit an an email address.  You can register for the Information Evening of your choice HERE.