Host Kathy Sinnott with a reflection by Kathy Sinnott
Kathy was invited to speak to the Legion of Mary Young adult Conference in Dublin. The young people asked what it means to be a witness in these troubled times. Kathy responded by looking at message of Fatima, Our Lady’s remedy for ‘stepping out from the crowd’ as a sure way to find true renewal and redemption in Ireland and in the world. This is an encore of the 09/15/18 show.
Celtic Connections - 02/09/2019 - What is the Mercy of God?
Host: Kathy Sinnott with guest Fr Bernard McGuahan SJ
Mercy is a word we hear often in the Church these days. But what is the true meaning of God’s mercy? For some the mercy of God would depict God as a kind of shallow, well meaning deity, who is indifferent to the ways of men. Others might understand him as a kind of tyrant who demands we beg for mercy, like a servant to an overbearing master. The scriptures tell us that God is our father. He loves us with an everlasting love - the depth of which is seen by Christ's passion and death for us on the cross. And like a good father he sometimes chastises us his children, but always out of love. Fr Bernard McGuahan, a Jesuit father from Cloughmills, County Antrim in Northern Ireland, is perhaps the worlds most renowned expert on the mercy of God as revealed through devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - and the Devine mercy as revealed to St Faustina. Fr McGuahan takes an in depth look at the true nature of the mercy of God.
Celtic Connections - 02/02/2019 - Two Pro-Life Statesmen
Host: Kathy Sinnott with Jacob Rees Mogg MP and Peadar Tóibín TD
Two politicians, one British, Jacob Rees Mogg MP, one Irish, Peadar Tóibín TD. Nothing in common except for two things. Both are Catholic and both are Pro-life. Kathy examines the Catholic values of both.
Celtic Connections - 01/26/2019 - Vision for a New Ireland
Host: Kathy Sinnott with Gabriel Doherty.
This week marked the centenary of two seminal moments in Irish history - the meeting of the first Dáil (parliament) and the start of the War of Independence against Britain. The ‘founding fathers’ of the new Irish republic had a vision to build a society rooted in Irish identity and Catholic social teaching. 100 years on, what has happened to their vision for a new Ireland? Kathy’s guest is Gabriel Doherty, lecturer in Irish History, University College Cork, Historical Adviser to the Centenary Commission of Dáil Éireann.
Celtic Connections - 01/19/2019 - Catholic Radio Broadcasting Irish Style
Host: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with Fr Eamonn McCarthy and Konrad Paprocki
Irish Catholic broadcasters Paul MacAree and Fr. Eamonn McCarthy share their thoughts and ‘compare note’s’ on Catholic radio, Irish style. While Catholic radio broadcasting has been an exploding mission around the world, to this day Britain has no Catholic broadcast media. It is only in recent years that Ireland has begun Catholic broadcasting. Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, Priest Director of Radio Maria Ireland - and Paul MacAree, head of EWTN Catholic Radio for Britain and Ireland, are ‘pioneers' in the field - and would say that God has given them a ‘mission’ in the the exciting and growing medium of Catholic radio Broadcasting, Irish style!
Polish Photographer Konrad Paprocki was an official photographer for the Pope at the recent World Meeting of Families in Dublin. Paprocki recounts how in 2003 an elderly Irish couple in Killarney, County Kerry, took him into their home when he was a homeless, penniless immigrant and assisted him to realise his dream to become a professional photographer.