Celtic Connections - 12/15/2018 - Bishop Robert Barron visits Ireland
Host: Paul MacAree with guest Bishop Robert Barron.
Bishop Robert Barron is probably the best known Catholic bishop on the media today. His epic TV series Catholicism has aired around the world - and many parishes have used the series as a catechetical tool. As a keynote speaker at the World Meeting of Family’s, Bishop Barron visited Ireland this year. His message in this weeks show is entitled, The Spirituality of the Family.
Celtic Connections - 12/08/2018 - Irish Bishop’s Message on Abortion
Host: Kathy Sinnott with Doug Barry and James Mahan
As Ireland braces itself for the governments enactment of its liberalised abortion regime on January 1st, the Irish Bishops released their Winter Statement which led on the crisis. Unfortunately the statement came just after the government had already passed the Abortion Bill by a huge majority. Kathy has a full report.
EWTN’s Doug Barry visits Ireland and has a strong and prophetic message for the Irish and for the world at a time of crisis. Doug’s message is based on the writings of Sister Lúcia, one of the Fatima visionaries who said, “The final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family". Kathy meets Doug in Limerick.
James Mahan is one of Ireland’s most effective youth evangelisers. In light of the recent Synod on Youth and the collapse of the faith among Ireland’s young people, James shares from his years of experience on the ‘do's and don’t's' of evangelising youth.
Host Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with John Carlin
This year Ireland has been a nation at prayer. Preceding an abortion referendum in May, a group of Irish men and women climbed Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain, to fast and pray in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This was the place where St Patrick spent 40 days and 40 nights in prayer and fasting for the Irish people 1500 years ago. In today’s show we have a fascinating account of this penitential initiative, in imitation of Patrick, which lasted 40 days and nights on the approach to the referendum, on this beautiful and bleak mountain overlooking Ireland’s Atlantic coast. At the conclusion of the fast a solar miracle was witnessed.
Celtic Connections - 11/24/2018 - Our Lady of Knock and the Holy Souls
Host Kathy Sinnott with Fr Terence Harrington and Sr Seraphim
In this month of the Holy Souls we visit the Irish national shrine of Knock in Ireland - and a special Mass for those who have experienced the sudden loss of a loved one. Capuchin priest Fr Terence Harrington ministers to the pilgrims visiting Knock. Fr Terrence shares a moving reflection for the bereaved.
St Paul says in Ephesians: "For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities, against the rulers of this world - this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”. Sr Seraphim is a hermit living in Holywell north Wales. Sister ministers in he area of healing and deliverance. Kathy visits Sr Seraphim in her Wales hermitage to find out more about her fascinating and much needed ministry along side priest exorcists in England and Wales.
Celtic Connections - 11/17/2018 - The Meaning of Being Men
What does it mean to be a man of God? According to Cork priest Fr Marius O'Reilly we have 4 inspiring examples of what it means in the scriptures. Also, John Waters examines Jesus the tradesman, the carpenter, to reveal a deeper meaning behind being men. John Waters is one of Ireland's best known journalists, authors, and Christian apologists. Both were keynote speakers at the recent Men for Christ Conference in Cork.