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  • O Root of Jesse (O Radix Jesse), standing as a sign among the peoples... Come and deliver us, and delay no longer. - Archbishop Eamon Martin
  • Is the latest controversy really an abortion controversy? Watch William Binchy on RTÉ: Prime Time
  • Good News! December Newsletter - Pontificium Consilium pro Familia
  • Bishop Francis Duffy reopens Saint Mel’s Cathedral five years after devastating fire

TV Books Links Secular Religious Yesterday (Thursday - NB!) Last Week Archive




Links


Prime Time - William Binchy and Susan McKay - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ ONE

Right to life

Selected extracts
"... a key expression: 'that the State guarantees to protect, as far as practicable that right' ... " - Prof William Binchy (followed by an interruption from Miriam O'Callaghan - one of several disproportionate interruptions by the RTÉ presenter)

"My prediction is that the court will decide this case on the basis of practicability" - Prof William Binchy (followed by another inappropriate interruption by Miriam O'Callaghan/Susan McKay) ...

"... I think that most people in this country are in fact against liberalised abortion. That however has got nothing to do with this case and if you'll allow me to get back to this particular case, my prediction is that the court will focus on the expression practicability. I would be surprised if the court in these circumstances were to make an order which would distress Susan" - Prof William Binchy

"I will say one thing about Mr Varadkar in these circumstances. I think he has jumped the gun and jumped the gun, with respect, irresponsibly. He should have waited to see what the court says in this case and see whether what the court says is a reason for being critical of the amendment, at all. Mr Varadkar may have his own agenda in regard to the amendment but that's a different matter" - Prof William Binchy ...

"I think that is an abuse of what this really is about. This is not about abortion. It's about medical treatment" - Prof William Binchy (emphasis added)
Comment: Note: Prof Binchy was not allowed to complete his opening point until 5 minutes into a discussion which was less than 9 minutes in duration!


Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well - Fri 19th Dec, 2014 - Journal

"“In my view the eighth amendment does not actually serve women well when issues of their life, their safety, their health, are in question,”" - Tánaiste, Joan Burton
Comment: It should be noted that this statement by the Tánaiste makes no sense in relation to the present controversy as there is no possible impact on the "life", "safety" or "health" of the mother in question who has, tragically, already died ... See also Prof William Binchy on yesterday's Prime Time (above) ... and yesterday's Faith in the Media


YESTERDAY'S Faith in the Media (Thursday)

NB!


Hard cases occur under every abortion regime but our law saves many lives - David Quinn - Fri 19th Dec, 2014 - I Independent

"The usual ground offered for abortion is the 'health' ground, including mental health. This has led to the obscenity of babies being aborted simply because they have a cleft palate. It is much better therefore to have a law that errs on the side of life. If the Eighth Amendment is repealed, the Government will offer a so-called 'restrictive' abortion law in its place but in a relatively short time the grounds for abortion would become ever more permissive. We must therefore retain the Eighth Amendment because the Eighth Amendment undoubtedly saves lives." - David Quinn


Decision on baby of brain dead woman “prudential” - Susan Gately - Fri 19th Dec, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

All factors must be considered says moral theologian (Fr Vincent Twomey)


RTÉ's longwave service extended until 2017 - Fri 19th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ

Listen to yesterday's (pseudo) interview of former RTÉ current affairs producer, Communications Minister Alex White, by former RTÉ presenter Pat Kenny -- particularly insofar as it fails to accurately address the issues around the/a proposed Universal Broadcasting Charge (Faith in the Media - Thursday)


Letter from Archbishop Eamon Martin to Bishop Francis Duffy on the reopening of Saint Mel’s Cathedral - Fri 19th Dec, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Reopening reported on in RTÉ Radio One: News At One (37 mins in)

Comment: RTÉ are also doing a special programme called 'The Longford Phoenix' about the restoration of St Mel's Cathedral, on Tue 30th Dec, 2014 at 6:30pm ... The Bells of St Mel's - RTÉ Radio One - Christmas Eve at 10pm ... Midnight Mass - RTÉ One Television - Christmas Eve at 11.00pm (and on Christmas Day at 10am) - Irish Bishops ... Archbishop Eamon Martin on TWITTER




Books

The Little Red House (Fiction) - Gerry Hickey (Re: Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross - discussed at the beginning of today's RTÉ Radio One: Liveline)

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger




TV

TODAY Friday 19 December - EWTN

TOMORROW Saturday 20 December - EWTN



18/12/14 (Thu)    >>



  • Media onslaught on the innocents
  • New Universal Broadcasting Charge - Alex White

Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive






Links


Legal advice sought over pregnant woman with brain trauma - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ (website)



Breakfast - Part 4 - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - Newstalk

Abortion

Interview with Ruth Fletcher

Comment: The Irish pro abortion media establishment and, in particular, Newstalk Breakfast are implicitly and explicitly using the following misleading claims/mantras to promote abortion in this present tragic case:
  • The Irish Constitution and the Irish Law is preventing best medical practice.
    RESPONSE: On the contrary, allowing an innocent child to die in circumstances where she can, in fact, be saved can never be considered "best medical practice" (Note, also, Prof Patricia Casey's comments below)
  • The equal right to life -- as interpreted by the law -- of what soem like to call "the foetus" is the critical factor preventing doctors from turning off life support for the mother.
    RESPONSE: In fact, even if a lesser right were accepted, even that lesser right would protect the unborn baby as there is NO additional threat, whatsoever, either to the mother's life OR to her health, in this case, which could logically arise from any attempt to save the life of the unborn child (Note, also, Prof Patricia Casey's comments below)
  • The often used mantra that your views on abortion are irrelevant in this case. (By implication, only the media's spin and lightweight argumentation is to be given any weight at all)
    RESPONSE: The people are sovereign: You have rights both to your views on abortion and not to be intimidated by the partisan behaviour of Newstalk and other media presenters

What sad, 'hopeless', biased, dreadfully poor journalism!


The Pat Kenny Show - Part 1 - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - Newstalk

Abortion

Interview with Prof Patrica Casey
"It is very strange that most of the focus has been in this on the 8th Ammendment which I think is probably, to some extent, peripheral to it ..." - Prof Patricia Casey


Abortion - Proposed Universal Broadcasting Charge

Interview with Alex White
"I think it's still a live runner - a Public Service Broadcasting Charge" - Minister Alex White


Morning Ireland - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Abortion
(Morning Ireland 18/12/2014) Doctors seek legal advice over pregnant woman, clinically dead

(Morning Ireland 18/12/2014) Was Health Minister aware of tragic pregnancy case when he gave Dáil speech?

(Morning Ireland 18/12/2014) It Says in the Papers - Fiona Kelly (7:10am) ... (8:10am)

Legal advice sought over pregnant woman with brain trauma - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ (website)


Today with Seán O Rourke - Abortion - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Abortion - On Tuesday night in the Dáil Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said that in his opinion abortion should be allowed here in cases of fatal foetal abnormality and where there is a risk to the long term health of the mother. Yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny distanced himself from the comments stressing that Mr Varadkar was speaking in a personal capacity. When the Health Minister spoke in the Dáil its highly likely that he was aware of the tragic case of a pregnant woman who is brain dead but is being kept on life support in the Midlands Regional hospital in Mullingar because she is pregnant. Dearbhail Mc Donald legal affairs editor of the Irish Independent joined Sean. Pat Leahy, political editor at the Sunday Business Post, joins later. Read More: Ireland is now facing into another right to life dilemma Dearbhail McDonald, Irish Independent, 18th Dec 2014


A nervous moment in court as the campaigner in killer heels awaited her sentence - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - Belfast Telegraph

Abortion

Comment: A sexist ad-hominem article bizarrely labeled 'News' - the 'report' refers to yesterday's court hearing involving Berni Smyth of Precious Life

BBC

Belfast Telegraph (17/12/2014 - earlier article)

UTV


TD helped ‘dozens’ of women take abortion pills - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - Journal

Abortion

Re: Ruth Coppinger


Catholic midwives lose UK abortion case - Wed 17th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ (website)

Abortion


Oireachtas Twitter account removes abortion re-tweet - Mary Minihan - Wed 17th Dec, 2014 - I TImes

Abortion

Anti-abortion campaigner’s tweet criticising Varadkar re-tweeted by @OireachtasNews Re: Cora Sherlock tweet


Woman searches for newborn baby she found 21 years ago - Thu 18th Dec, 2014 - Newstalk







Events

TOMORROW Friday 19 December - This Friday evening at 8 pm, there is a Mass at St Martin's prayer group. Location is St Martin's Oratory, Parnell Square West. Entrance to the rear of building on Granby Place. Social gathering afterwards






TV

TODAY Thursday 18 December - EWTN

TOMORROW Friday 19 December - EWTN



17/12/14 (Wed)    >>




TV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive






Links


Breakfast - Part 2 - Wed 17th Dec, 2014 - Newstalk

Same-sex marriage referendum - Interview with Gina Menzies (Comment: Newstalk contempt for recent BAI decision?)


Morning Ireland - Wed 17th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Discussion of Leo Varadkar abortion comments etc.


Letters - Abortion and the law - Barry Walsh - Wed 17th Dec, 2014 - I Times



Mourning, condemnation of Pakistan school attack - Wed 17th Dec, 2014 - Vatican Radio







TV

TODAY Wednesday 17 December - EWTN

TODAY Wednesday 17 December - EWTN - 11 AM and 5 PM - St LUKE

TODAY Wednesday 17 December - EWTN - 2:30 PM - A STAR SHALL RISE - STAR SHALL RISE (A) - A classic retelling of the story of the three Wise Men featuring Raymond Burr and other well-known actors.

TODAY Wednesday 17 December 2014 - BBC Four - 20:00 - Christmas with Val Doonican - A performance by the presenter, plus seasonal music and guest appearances by newsreader Jan Leeming, virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie, snooker star Dennis Taylor and the Arts Educational School Choir. First broadcast in 1986.

TODAY Wednesday 17 December 2014 - Discovery History - 22:00 - Who Was Jesus? - Portraying the early years of Jesus’ life, using archaeological and historical evidence to take a journey through the Holy Land. [Note: Various other programmes today on Discovery History]

TOMORROW Thursday 18 December - EWTN



16/12/14 (Tue)    >>




TV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive






Links


UNICEF gives up children, and instead promotes “gay rights” - Mon 15th Dec, 2014 - Turtle Bay and Beyond



Morning Ireland - St Vincent de Paul: helping people for 170 years -Tue 16th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Joe Little, Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent, reports on the 170th anniversary of St Vincent de Paul Society in Ireland


Homelessness crisis: 'Troubled lives of those living on the margins' - Tue 16th Dec, 2014 - I Examiner



Rare collection of William Shakespeare’s play discovered in France

"The discovery of a rare collection of William Shakespeare's plays in a small French town has set the literary world alight and has reignited the debate about whether Shakespeare may in fact have been a Catholic"


Moncrieff - Part 1 - Interview with Sen Rónán Mullen - Tue 16th Dec, 2014 - Newstalk

Same-sex marriage etc. ...
"These media-saturated days" - Sen Mullen


Media viewing and press conference at the restored Saint Mel’s Cathedral, Longford - Tue 16th Dec, 2014 - Irish Bishops



Woman at centre of abortion controversy wants to halt a HSE inquiry - Mon 15th Dec, 2014 - I Independent



Presentation of the report on congregations of US women religious - 2014.12.16 - Tue 16th Dec, 2014 - Vatican [YouTube]







Events

TODAY Tuesday 16 December - Talk in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Tuesday 16th Dec 7:30pm in Tara Suite. 'Meaning of Marriage and the rights of children' by journalist Breda O Brien.






TV

TODAY Tuesday 16 December - EWTN

TODAY Tuesday 16 December - Living Right with Dr Ray - 9:30 PM - Protect - How a husband's most important role is to protect; Also: healing and hope after abortion; and FORGIVENESS

TOMORROW Wednesday 17 December - EWTN



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  • Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Champion of the unborn
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe is model for communicators - Pontifical Council for Social Communications President
  • 'We pray for suspended staff of Aras Attracta who have received death threats' - "The Garvan family believe that forgiveness is the way forward." IMPORTANT

TV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links


Our Lady of Guadalupe is model for communicators, says Vatican official - Fri 12th Dec, 2014 - EWTN

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications


'We pray for suspended staff of Aras Attracta who have received death threats' Family of abused resident Mary Garvan issue statement to say everyone is innocent until proven guilty - Thu 11th Dec, 2014 - I Independent

"The Garvan family believe that forgiveness is the way forward."
"We, Mary Garvin’s family – Sheila Ryan, Kathleen Healy, John Paul and Patrick Gavin – wish to make the following statement to be aired this morning: “We want due process. We want the inquiries that have been instigated to proceed. This includes a garda investigation. We want the people that are on suspension to be allowed due process and the opportunity of telling their side of the story and explaining their actions. They must be given time and space to do that. We want to thank sincerely the many carers, nurses and other professionals who are today and have been in the past working quietly, caringly and professionally in Aras Attracta. They deserve our support, encouragement, appreciation and thanks. We want them to know that they are doing a good job in a very challenging profession. Under no circumstances, do we want mob rule. We abhor violence in every shape or form. Everyone is innocent until they are proven guilty and we want all the people on suspension to be afforded the time and the space to tell their story and explain their actions. Finally, and very importantly, our thoughts and prayers are with all of these people now on suspension. They have families and relatives too, and we know they are all suffering. We want them treated humanely and with respect and the Garvin family believe in forgiveness as a way forward.”
Incomplete Newstalk audio (Newstalk audio [RECOMMENDED!] containing parts missing from previous audio)

Aras Attracta family: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of these people now on suspension” - Journal.ie

"We are certainly very open to offering the olive branch" Sister of Áras Attracta resident speaks about forgiveness - Newstalk - The family of Mary Garvin, a resident from Áras Attracta, released a statement today


Baby Jesus takes on John Lewis in battle for the soul of Christmas - Thu 11th Dec, 2014 - Telegraph



'Teaching humanism in religious studies will fail pupils' - Fri 12th Dec, 2014 - Telegraph



The crisis that helped change Pope Francis - Paul Valley - Fri 12th Dec, 2014 - I Examiner

Mentioned on Morning Ireland's It Says in the Papers


The Right Hook - Part 2 - Wed 10th Dec, 2014 - Newstalk

Euthanasia / assisted suicide discussed with Tom Curran and Dr. Denis Donohoe


Today with Seán O Rourke - Gay Asylum Seekers - Fri 12th Dec, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Gay Asylum Seekers


The Right Hook - Part 3 - Wed 10th Dec, 2014 - Newstalk

Senator Katherine Zappone on the BAI, gay marriage and Una Mulally ...

Comment: Although the BAI clarified that in its view "an automatic requirement for balance is considered unnecessary and inappropriate by the BAI", elsewhere, it has also indicated that IN REALITY, it is difficult to achieve fairness without balance. If in doubt, try convincing politicians during an election campaign to be happy with less than equal airtime to that afforded opponents.


New media merger guidelines underline past failures to protect media diversity - Séamus Dooley - I Times

NUJ seeks public commission on the future of the media to examine not just ownership but editorial control


Today's readings

"I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is good for you, I lead you in the way that you must go. If only you had been alert to my commandments, ..."






Events

TODAY Friday 12 December - Come celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with HLI Ireland in Knock this Friday 12th December. 11.45am: Mass in Apparition Chapel, Knock. 12.30pm: Followed after by tea & sandwiches.

TODAY Friday 12 December - Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - 5:45pm - St Joseph's Church, Berkeley Road

TODAY Friday 12 December - Hampton, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 - 7.00-10.15pm - DVD NIGHT "THE BIG SILENCE"






TV

TODAY Friday 12 December - EWTN

TOMORROW Saturday 13 December - EWTN



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Links


Publication of the Lineamenta of the next Synod on the Family - Tue 9th Dec, 2014 - VIS

Lineamenta (Italian) (Not available in English) ... COMMENT: 'Nature abhors a vacuum': Here is some English-language spin from AP


Secretariat publishes 'Lineamenta' for next Synod on Family - Tue 9th Dec, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Will a host of pontifical councils be merged into two congregations? - Tue 9th Dec, 2014 - CNA

Congregation for Laity and Family (new)


BAI partially upholds complaint against Newstalk over Gay Pride item

BAI statement read out, on Newstalk Radio this morning at 9:28am






Events

Friday 12 December - Come celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with HLI Ireland in Knock this Friday 12th December. 11.45am: Mass in Apparition Chapel, Knock. 12.30pm: Followed after by tea & sandwiches.

Friday 12 December - Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - 5:45pm - St Joseph's Church, Berkeley Road

Friday 12 December - Hampton, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 - 7.00-10.15pm - DVD NIGHT "THE BIG SILENCE"






TV

TODAY Wednesday 10 December - EWTN

TODAY Wednesday 10 December - RTÉ One - 14:25 - EastEnders - Mick tries to make Linda change her mind about the abortion.

TOMORROW Thursday 11 December - EWTN



09/12/14 (Tue)    >>





Links


Prayers to Mary on the feast of the Immaculate Conception - Mon 8th Dec, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Pope Decries 'Material Slavery' as Holidays Start - Mon 8th Dec, 2014 - AP

See above


Families go hungry as supermarkets send millions of tonnes of food for landfill - Mon 8th Dec, 2014 - Telegraph



Will a host of pontifical councils be merged into two congregations? - Tue 9th Dec, 2014 - CNA

Congregation for Laity and Family (new)






Events

TODAY Tuesday 9 December - St Audoen's Church - 1:15pm - Holy Mass celebrated by the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown

Friday 12 December - Hampton, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 - 7.00-10.15pm - DVD NIGHT "THE BIG SILENCE"






TV

TODAY Tuesday 9 December - EWTN

TODAY Tuesday 9 December - EWTN - 9am - AT HOME WITH JIM AND JOY DEACON KEITH FOURNIER The Pintos welcome Deacon Keith Fournier, Founder of The Catholic Way, a program designed to help Catholics live their faith in a dynamic way and the Gospel in its fullness.

TODAY Tuesday 9 December - EWTN - 10:30am & 9pm - THE CLOAK OF JUAN DIEGO - THE STORY OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - A look at the history of the appearance of the Blessed Mother to Juan Diego and her devotion at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

TODAY Tuesday 9 December - RTÉ One - 19:30 - EastEnders - Mick tries to make Linda change her mind about the abortion.

TOMORROW Wednesday 10 December - EWTN



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TV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links


Doctor 'forced woman to take abortion pill' when she told him she was pregnant - Fri 5th Dec, 2014 - I Independent



Cardinal Pietro Parolin [Interview in Italian - with subtitles] - Fr. Thomas Rosica- Sat 6th Dec, 2014 - Salt and Light



Spadaro on Vatican journalism and digital media - Sat 6th Dec, 2014 - Vatican Insider

The editor of “Civiltà Cattolica” speaks at the conference to launch Vatican Insider in Chinese and Arabic about the challenges of digital media to religious information




TV

TODAY Saturday 6 December - EWTN

TOMORROW Sunday 7 December - EWTN



05/12/14 (Fri)    >>




VideosTV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links


The Meaning of Marriage - Wed 3rd Dec, 2014 - Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference

Recommended
"a contradiction in terms" ... "equality of individuals is not in question here" ... "you're comparing two different things"
- Bishop Kevin Doran


Catholic Church cuts links with adoption service over same-sex ruling - Fri 5th Dec, 2014 - BBC News

The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland said it was "with regret" that they were ending their relationship with The Family Care Society NI. The DUP have said the decision shows the need for a conscience clause for religious groups in legislation.

Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland on the future of Adoption Services with the Catholic Church - Irish Bishops (4/12/2014)


Vatican finds millions 'tucked away', says Cardinal Pell - Fri 5th Dec, 2014 - BBC News



Three Popular Movies With Accidental Pro-Life Messages - LifeNews



Pope: the hidden holiness of the saints of daily life - Fri 5th Dec, 2014 - Vatican Radio / News.va



Anti-dairy campaign billboard poster by Peta removed from public for being too sexual - Thu 4th Dec, 2014 - (London) Independent



Real Madrid tifosi in rivolta: “Non toglieteci la croce” - Thu 4th Dec, 2014 - La Stampa

Real Madrid fans in revolt: "Don't take away the cross"

Real Madrid lose Christian cross from club crest to appease Abu Dhabi bank - Telegraph (26/11/2014)

See also below


Carrauntoohil cross reinstated by volunteers - Ann Marie Foley - Thu 4th Dec, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

Journal (2/12/2014)

See also above


Fee-paying Terenure College Junior School set to close - Fri 5th Dec, 2014 - I TImes

Principal says number of students in primary school has almost halved since 2009


Ratzinger's retraction: the fruit of 42 years of theological maturation - Thu 4th Dec, 2014 - CNA



Pregnant woman accuses anti-abortion protesters outside London clinic of making women feel guilty - Thu 4th Dec, 2014 - (London) Independent

Abort67




Events

TODAY Friday 5 December - Family Healing Mass - Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church - Seán McDermott Street @ 3 PM - celebrated by Fr Michael Ross SDB - All welcome

TODAY Friday 5 December - 1st Fri to Sat VIGIL of ADORATION Dec 5th St John Vianney Church Artane Dublin 5 Mass 7.30pm Fr Marian. Silent/guided hours thru the night till 5am. Kitchen open. Parking. Come for some or all

TODAY A new vigil starts today Fri Dec 5 @ St Agatha's Church North William Street. The vigil begins 9:30/10pm approx and ends @ 7am in the Oratory. It includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Chaplet & Reflective Music. Holy Mass will not take place during the vigil. However Fr Brian Lawless will celebrate the 1st Friday Mass @ 7:30pm in the Church. Tea making facilities will be available. Please ring Oratory bell to get in or call Brian @ 086 816 4806




VIDEOS

Highly recommended short video for the Year of Consecrated Life featuring young Irish religious. Watch online at http://youtu.be/LFRSRsmu1Xw




TV

TODAY Friday 5 December - EWTN

TOMORROW Saturday 6 December - EWTN



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TV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links


The Pope Has a Point - Wed 3rd Dec, 2014 - Bloomberg

"In a speech last week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Pope Francis denounced a materialistic Europe that had grown indifferent to human dignity and to the "transcendent dimension.""


Doctor Who ‘most prolife drama ever shown on TV’ - Mon 1st Dec, 2014 - Alive





Events

Friday 5 December - Family Healing Mass - Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church - Seán McDermott Street @ 3 PM - celebrated by Fr Michael Ross SDB - All welcome




TV

TODAY Wednesday 3 December - EWTN

TOMORROW Thursday 4 December - EWTN



02/12/14 (Tue)    >>




TV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links


Unthinkable: Has Cardinal John Henry Newman’s vision for universities died? - Joe Humphreys - Tue 2nd Dec, 2014 - I Times

The UCD founder believed tutorials, not exams, produced flourising students


Christmas: no room at the inn for baby Jesus in school nativities - Tue 2nd Dec, 2014 - Telegraph

As annual school nativity play season gets under way, survey shows baby Jesus being edged out to make room for Elvis, spacemen, footballers and Lord Sugar


World Aids Day 2014: Closing the gap on the epidemic - Mon 1st Dec, 2014 - Vatican Radio





Events

Friday 5 December - Family Healing Mass - Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church - Seán McDermott Street @ 3 PM - celebrated by Fr Michael Ross SDB - All welcome




TV

TODAY Tuesday 2 December - EWTN

TOMORROW Wednesday 3 December - EWTN



01/12/14 (Mon)    >>




TV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links


Revisiting the highlights of Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey - Sun 30th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Speech shows that Pope Francis is definitely a Catholic - Ruth Dudley Edwards - Sun 30th Nov, 2014 - Sunday Independent

The Pope bluntly told many home truths to the EU elite last week, says Ruth Dudley Edwards


Can religion find its voice and preach to the masses again? - TP O'Mahony - Mon 1st Dec, 2014 - I Examiner

"The crisis besetting Irish Catholicism will undoubted be greeted with schadenfreude by some. We shouldn’t blind ourselves, however, to the awful repercussions of the fracturing of the social cement that religion provided for so long."




Events

TODAY Monday 1 December - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You




TV

TODAY Monday 1 December - EWTN

TODAY Monday 1 December - EWTN - 14:00 - My Country, My Faith: Ireland - Knock - Shrine of the Eucharist

TOMORROW Tuesday 2 December - EWTN




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Links


Pope Francis in Turkey: Day 1 highlights - Fri 28th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Marriage and the Common Good - Bishop Kevin Doran - Thu 27th Nov, 2014 - Iona Institute





Events

TODAY Saturday 29 November - Pro-Life MASS today Saturday @ 3PM and Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.




TV

TODAY Saturday 29 November - EWTN

TOMORROW Sunday 30 November - EWTN



28/11/14 (Fri)    >>



TV Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links


Pope Francis to encourage Turkey's tiny Catholic community - Tue 25th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Pope Francis' visit to Turkey: its political and religious dimensions - Thu 27th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio





Events

TOMORROW Saturday 29 November - Pro-Life MASS this Saturday @ 3PM and Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.




TV

TODAY Friday 28 November - EWTN

TODAY Friday 28 November - EWTN - 09:30 - CATHOLIC VIEW FOR WOMEN - WHO AM I TO JUDGE, pt. 2

TODAY Friday 28 November - EWTN - 12:30 - APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO TURKEY APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO TURKEY: WELCOMING CEREMONY AND VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE DIYANET AT ANKARA

TODAY Friday 28 November 2014 - FILM FOUR - 16:40 - It’s a Wonderful Life - '(1946, Fantasy) A hard-working, small-town businessman comes to think his life has been a complete waste of time and tries to commit suicide. At the last minute, his guardian angel pays him a visit and makes him realise his true worth by showing him what would have happened to those around him had he never been born. Fantasy drama, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Thomas Mitchell and Frank Faylen.'

TODAY Friday 28 November 2014 - VIVA - 17:00 - That ’70s Show - 'Eric and Laurie stop going to church, prompting Kitty to set out on a crusade to save their souls'

TODAY Friday 28 November 2014 - RTÉ One - 19:00 - Nationwide - 'Mary Fanning visits Clongowes Wood College in Clane, Co Kildare, an all boys, seven day Jesuit boarding school which celebrating its bicentenary. Meanwhile Brian Walsh attends the 150th anniversary ceremony at Rockwell College, Co Tipperary and explores the history of the great institution.'

TODAY Friday 28 November - EWTN - 19:00 - THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS WITH FR. BERNARD MCGUCKIAN SJ - THE SACRED HEART AND THE PIONEER TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION

TODAY Friday 28 November 2014 - Discovery History - 20:00 - Zero Hour - 'An account of Mehmet Ali Agca’s attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II as he rode through the crowds in St Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. The programme explores the theory that the attack was a conspiracy plot organised by the Bulgarian Secret Service.'

TOMORROW Saturday 29 November - EWTN



27/11/14 (Thu)    >>



  • Former atheist JENNIFER FULWILER
  • EWTN World Over Live
  • Seminarians - Today with Seán O Rourke
  • Reforms may make 2,000 children eligible for adoption
  • Reflections on my '60 Minutes' interview - Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley
  • Pope Francis: Address to European Parliament
  • Lucinda Creighton on Tonight with Vincent Browne tonight Thursday
  • ‘Stop saying fetuses with disabilities are incompatible with life’
  • Every Life Counts




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Seminarians - Today with Seán O Rourke - Thu 27th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

"The number of young men going into the priesthood is declining – rapidly so. It is leading to talk of collective funerals and weddings as priests struggle to meet to the needs of not one flock, but several. There are some still however who feel that call to religious life and Sean spoke with three men who are at different stages of their studies at the seminary at St Patrick’s College in Maynooth. They are Sean Jones, Vincent Stapleton and Leo Creelman."


Reforms may make 2,000 children eligible for adoption - Carl O'Brien - Thu 27th Nov, 2014 - I Times

However, (the planned changes) may prove controversial among some campaigners who regard it as an encroachment on parents’ rights.
A Supreme Court judge recently ruled authorities were free to reform adoption laws regardless of the outcome of the referendum.

Recall, also, the following :

Boy, 5, forced into adoption with gay couple pleads: 'We want to stay with our gran and grandad' - Mail (29/1/2009 - emphasis added)


Reflections on my '60 Minutes' interview - Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley - Wed 19th Nov, 2014 - TheBostonPilot.com

"As a Church, the safety of children must be our priority. At the same time, we need to provide justice for all and avoid crowd-based condemnations." - Cardinal O'Malley (emphasis added)


Pope Francis: Address to European Parliament - Tue 25th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio

"Men and women risk being reduced to mere cogs in a machine that treats them as items of consumption to be exploited, with the result that – as is so tragically apparent – whenever a human life no longer proves useful for that machine, it is discarded with few qualms, as in the case of the terminally ill, the elderly who are abandoned and uncared for, and children who are killed in the womb." - Pope Francis (emphasis added)


Pope to religious: creative fidelity to tradition - Thu 27th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio



EWTN LIVE - JENNIFER FULWILER - Wed 26th Nov, 2014 - EWTN

Note former atheist's Jennifer Fulwiler's comments on self-serving spirituality in the light today's discussion on the writing of Michael Harding on Today with Seán O Rourke. She also points out and makes some interesting comments about the inappropriateness of assigning valueto life based on cognitive ability and an 'atheist's prayer'. Comment : Interesting viewing for believers and atheists, alike.


The World Over Live - Thu 20th Nov, 2014 - EWTN

Important
HEADLINE NEWS OF THE WEEK: RICK WARREN, pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California who is attending the Vatican Colloquium on marriage this week, joins us from Rome to talk about the conference and the importance of protecting the institution of traditional marriage between a man and a woman. FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, archbishop emeritus of Chicago, on his tenure as archbishop, the recent controversy over the Synod of Bishops in Rome, and his reflections on his battle with cancer and the great gift of life...we spoke to him recently at the Fall Meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. MARTHA WILLIAMSON, the former executive producer and writer of Touched by an Angel on her new film, Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas and the importance of great storytelling and creating inspirational family entertainment.
This episode also contains brief reports about Cardinal Burke at the Catholic Voice conference in Limerick and comments by Fr Vincent Twomey in the Irish Times on Cardinal Kasper, Pope Benedict and the reception of HOLY COMMUNION


‘Stop saying fetuses with disabilities are incompatible with life’ - Tue 25th Nov, 2014 - I Times

'Term is medically meaningless and hurtful, says Every Life Counts campaign calling for halt' (see also below)


Every Life Counts - The Pat Kenny Show - Tue 25th Nov, 2014 - Newstalk

Tracy Harkin, spokesperson for “Compatible for Life, Compatible with Love” campaign with Every Life Counts joined Pat in studio.
(see also above)




Events

Saturday 30 November - Pro-Life MASS this Saturday @ 3PM - Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.




TV

TODAY Thursday 27 November - EWTN

TODAY Thursday 27 November 2014 - Discovery History - 15:00 - Time Team - "The archaeological enthusiasts visit a Yorkshire Dales farm where grazing cows have uncovered stone walls in the fields. The team searches for clues that the medieval grange was owned by a religious order before Henry VIII instructed the dissolution of the monasteries."

TOMORROW Friday 28 November - EWTN



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Joanna Rose Spirit Radio Ray Kinsella Cardinal Robert Sarah FMA

  • Being a Donor-Conceived Child – Dr Joanna Rose - "It’s not about child production it’s about child protection"
  • 'Donor laws fail to protect child'
  • Surrogacy ruling: Children cannot be made ‘to order’ - Prof Ray Kinsella
  • Court rules Italian couple cannot keep child born to surrogate mother and must be put up for adoption
  • True charity gives people God, not bread alone, cardinal says
  • See tonight's TV (below)
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Being a Donor-Conceived Child – Dr Joanna Rose - Wendy Grace - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - Spirit Radio

EXTRACTS
Records Destroyed
“Oneof the things that these clinics tended to do and the doctors tended to do was as soon as donor offspring wrote and asked for information about where they came from, they would destroy them. Most of my friends have been told that their records have been destroyed in fires or some nonsense”.

Situation in England
“I mean the thing is once you start thinking in terms of people defining a right to have a family as the right to have a family by any means… that is what is happening in England. And there is a whole climate set up, where it is very difficult to criticize how any child is created, even though in the long run there is an incredible amount of loss intentionally factored into that child’s life.”

You know it’s really sad. There’s a strong, strong push to get more and more people to donate eggs to donate sperm. It’s defined as a ‘crisis’ in England where there’s a shortage of donated sperm and eggs… and there’s a huge push to make people feel very special if they donate… and obviously I don’t think that’s healthy. Because you really want people to grow up believing that the children you conceive matter.. and that who you conceive with matters.. and that you want to raise those children in the best ways you can. You only relinquish your right to know and love your children as a last resort in a terrible crisis, not for any other reason. Not for money, not for empathy”.

No Voice for Children
“What you’ve got is you’ve got this massive business, huge amounts of money and a very vocal body of people who want access to this… there is a strong body of people arguing that they have to have access to this as a resource, as a reproductive technology resource. And obviously the children don’t have a voice at that time. And even when they grow up and become adults it is very very difficult to actually have a say. Often you have really offend the family you were raised in to actually form your own position and talk about your own needs and rights. And it’s really a fraught dynamic to be born into…”

Warning to Ireland
“…This is why I’m here, is to warn that this is the likely consequence and just to kind of alert people to the fact that you cannot presume that either the commissioning parents nor the industry.. or even the Government, on their own, are going to protect the rights of the children of reproductive technologies because I had to take a court case against my own Government…and I won; they were arguing against my human rights.

Message to Irish legislators
“Please remember international human rights and that the rights of the child need to be paramount.
It’s not about child production it’s about child protection”.
(emphasis added)


'Donor laws fail to protect child' - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ

A woman who was born as a result of assisted reproductive technology has warned that draft legislation in Ireland fails to adequately protect the best interests of the child.


Surrogacy ruling: Children cannot be made ‘to order’ - Prof Ray Kinsella - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - I Examiner

The party whips may not find it quite so easy to enforce politically expedient legislation on TDs who will reflect on the legacy they wish to be remembered by in this most sensitive area. ... www.mothersandfathersmatter.org


Court rules Italian couple cannot keep child born to surrogate mother and must be put up for adoption - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ



Facebook is Much Less Addictive When You Remove the Numbers - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - ideapod



UTV Media upbeat on Irish economy on higher radio sales - Thu 13th Nov, 2014 - I Independent



True charity gives people God, not bread alone, cardinal says - Elise Harris - Thu 13th Nov, 2014 - Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Cardinal Robert Sarah






Radio


John Murray Show - Thu 13th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Discussion about 'the end of the world' at the end of the programme






Events

Saturday 15 November - Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.

Monday 17 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You

Monday 17 November - Wednesday 19 Novembar - Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17-19 - Vatican City

Friday 21 November - Holy Hour for Vocations - 21 November at 19:15 - Carmelite Priory, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Friday 12 December - Sunday 14 Decembar - YOUTH 2000 NATIONAL CHRISTMAS RETREAT 12th -14th Dec 2014 ... What: Youth 2000 National Christmas Retreat. When: 12th - 14th December 2014. Where: Newbridge College, NEWBRIDGE, Co. Kildare. Contact: (01) 6753690 or email: dublin@youth2000.ie. Theme: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me" Is 61:1







TV

TODAY Thursday 13 November - EWTN

TODAY Thursday 13 November - Channel 4 - 19:55 - Rory Peck Awards 2014 - Three years into Syria’s revolution, the rebel forces of the Free Syrian Army are not just fighting the Assad regime - they are also up against Islamic State. Film-maker Muhammad Ali talks about following an FSA battalion as it sets out to take back the town of al-Atareb from the militant group’s control. Last in the series.

TODAY Thursday 13 November - TV3 / UTV - 20:00 - Emmerdale - Robert announces to everyone that Lawrence was once sent to prison for being gay.

TODAY Thursday 13 November - VIVA - 22:40 - Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Janet resorts to deception after she finds a love letter from an old flame. Flo decides to start a massage parlour, and Louise experiments with lesbian sex. (FYI)

TOMORROW Friday 14 November - EWTN



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Food, blankets and hopeDavid QuinnYasser ArafatEmma MadiganAbie Philbin BowmanBreda O BrienHoly Mass offered on World War I battlefieldsVenerable Fr John Sullivan SJ (Pioneer)Youth2000 Christmas Retreat - Newbridge Pioneer Total Abstinence Association FMA

  • Food, blankets and hope – nuns risk lives to serve Syrian refugees
  • Surrogacy - David Quinn talks to Seán Moncrieff - Newstalk (today's radio)
  • Ireland's ambassador to Holy See accredited - invites Pope to Ireland
  • Should we try to police social media?
  • Viewpoint: Why God was not killed by the Great War
  • "There are now 3 pioneers venerable"
  • Yasser Arafat 'found Jesus' before death, claim
  • New radio advertising campaign to put spotlight on those who exploit and abuse women
  • Damien Richardson on RTÉ Radio One Liveline (end of programme)
  • Spotlight - See tonight's TV (below)
  • Check recent Faith in the Media publications: YESTERDAY - Monday - Sunday - Saturday - Friday - Thursday - Last Wednesday - Last Tuesday - Last Monday

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Food, blankets and hope – nuns risk lives to serve Syrian refugees - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Christians provide an important buffer between different Muslim communities


Irish Ambassador to Holy See: Developing long standing relations - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio

SEE also Our new Vatican envoy has invited the Pope to Ireland (again) - Tue 11th Nov, 2014 - Journal"Ambassador Madigan underlined that Ireland is a strong advocate for the freedom of religion or belief"


Prime Time - Should we try to police social media? - Tue 11th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ ONE

"We now have a thing where it's perfectly respectable to go for the person rather than to go for the argument" - Breda O'Brien

"An awful lot of social media is fueled by narcicism" - Abie Philbin Bowman


Viewpoint: Why God was not killed by the Great War - Tue 11th Nov, 2014 - BBC

"Religion was the environment in which the World War One generation lived. The main meeting points of their lives and the parameters of their identities were defined by religion. It was not just how they made sense of what was happening to them, it was where they met, how they communicated, how they measured time."


Veneration of Jesuit Priest - Today with Seán O Rourke - Tue 11th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

"It’s not every day an Irish priest is put on the path to becoming a saint but last week Pope Francis declared the Jesuit priest Fr John Sullivan venerable. Joining Sean this morning was Fr. Barney McGuckian who works in the church in Clongowes where Fr. Sullivan also worked."


Holy See creates new judicial body for abuse cases - Tue 11th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ

RTÉ Report


Brittany Maynard and Lauren Hill will leave very different legacies - Breda O'Brien - Sat 8th Nov, 2014 - I Times

Opinion: More and more patients request euthanasia because they are fearful of being a burden, as the ‘right to die’ becomes the ‘duty to die’


Yasser Arafat 'found Jesus' before death, claim - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - Telegraph

Palestinian leader Arafat may have become a Christian before he died, claims evangelical friend


Unions condemn sex workers’ exploitation - Ann Marie Foley - Tue 11th Nov, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

A new radio advertising campaign from the Immigrant Council of Ireland aims to put the spotlight on those who exploit and abuse women in the sex industry.



Earlier Today on Radio


Moncrieff - Part 1 - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - Newstalk

Interview with David Quinn about surrogacy


News At One - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Human Rights Commissioner "raises concerns" about the symphysiotomy redress scheme

Comment: But recall this Faith in the Media publication (16th Jul, 2014 - last grey link)


Lunchtime - Wed 12th Nov, 2014 - Newstalk

(13 mins 30 secs into audio) A call for surrogacy legislation following last week's Supreme Court decision

See our Faith in the Media publications for Friday (7th Nov, 2014) and Sunday (9th Nov, 2014)



Books

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It - Jennifer Fulwiler

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






Events

TODAY Wednesday 12 November - Evening of Reflection for Men in the Faith and Family Centre, Dal Riada, Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, tonight, 12th November 8-9:30pm preached by Fr Daniel Reynolds LC. Theme: Ecclesial Identity of the Laity. Mass and Confession available.

Saturday 15 November - Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.

Monday 17 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You

Monday 17 November - Wednesday 19 Novembar - Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17-19 - Vatican City

Friday 21 November - Holy Hour for Vocations - 21 November at 19:15 - Carmelite Priory, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Friday 12 December - Sunday 14 Decembar - YOUTH 2000 NATIONAL CHRISTMAS RETREAT 12th -14th Dec 2014 ... What: Youth 2000 National Christmas Retreat. When: 12th - 14th December 2014. Where: Newbridge College, NEWBRIDGE, Co. Kildare. Contact: (01) 6753690 or email: dublin@youth2000.ie. Theme: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me" Is 61:1







TV

TODAY Wednesday 12 November - EWTN

TODAY Wednesday 12 November - EWTN - 7PM - CATHOLIC LIVES - FRANK CARSON - Host David Kerr welcomes one of Ireland's best loved comedians, Frank Carson. Hear about his personal meetings with Pope John Paul II and his award of the Papal Knighthood for the Order of St. Gregory for his charitable work.

TODAY Wednesday 12 November - EWTN - 7:30 PM - FORGOTTEN HERITAGE: EUROPE AND OUR LADY - WALSINGHAM, ENGLAND: SHRINE OF THE INCARNATION - Fr. Owen Gorman and Fr. John Hogan relate the storied history of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in England, including its resurgence in recent years after having been destroyed in the Reformation.

TODAY Wednesday 12 November - Channel 4 - 7:55 pm - Rory Peck Awards 2014 - The Central African Republic is being torn apart in a brutal war between Muslim and Christian militias. Local film-maker Pacome Pabandji has covered both sides of the conflict since it first began. Here, he gives an insight into working in such a hostile environment so close to home.

TODAY Wednesday 12 November 2014 - BBC Four - 10:30 pm - Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons - Historian Dr Nina Ramirez investigates the development of Anglo-Saxon art. Examining the Sutton Hoo treasures, the Franks Casket, the Staffordshire Hoard and the Lindisfarne Gospels, she uncovers the secret codes and symbols that reveal the pagan past and Christian future of the Anglo-Saxon people,

TODAY Wednesday 12 November - BBC Two - 11:15 pm - Spotlight - Ciaran Tracey investigates the world of ’revenge pornography’, revealing how photos of Irish teenagers are ending up on internet sex sites.(SEE RTÉ News)

TOMORROW Thursday 13 November - EWTN



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  • "There are now 3 pioneers venerable"

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Veneration of Jesuit Priest - Today with Seán O Rourke - Tue 11th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

"It’s not every day an Irish priest is put on the path to becoming a saint but last week Pope Francis declared the Jesuit priest Fr John Sullivan venerable. Joining Sean this morning was Fr. Barney McGuckian who works in the church in Clongowes where Fr. Sullivan also worked."






TV

TODAY Tuesday 11 November - EWTN

TOMORROW Wednesday 12 November - EWTN



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Florida Woman Survives 45 Minutes With No Pulse - Sun 9th Nov, 2014 - TIME / AP

"Doctors had no immediate explanation for her survival, (hospital spokesman) Chakurda said, calling her case one of “divine providence.”" ...

Recall that in Janaury 2004 "For over 20 minutes (Fr Benedict Groeschel) had no measurable heartbeat, blood pressure, or pulse" - OSA


Pope Angelus: We need bridges not walls - Sun 9th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio







Books

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It - Jennifer Fulwiler

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






Events

TODAY Monday 10 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You

Saturday 15 November - Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.

Monday 17 November - Wednesday 19 Novembar - Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17-19 - Vatican City

Friday 21 November - Holy Hour for Vocations - 21 November at 19:15 - Carmelite Priory, Moate, Co. Westmeath






TV

TODAY Monday 10 November - EWTN All of today's programmes

TODAY Monday 10 November - EWTN - 2pm - MY COUNTRY, MY FAITH: IRELAND - SR. BRIEGE MCKENNA OSC - RENEWAL OF THE PRIESTHOOD Fr. Owen Gorman welcomes Sr. Briege McKenna, who discusses the centrality of the Eucharist to the priesthood.

TODAY Monday 10 November - EWTN - 7pm - EXILE AND RETURN - A GOOD FAMILY - TOBIT 4-9 - Fr. Ponessa continues his examination of the Old Testament story of Tobit, focusing on chapters 4-9.

TOMORROW Tuesday 11 November - EWTN



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  • Catholic fear and loathing in our universities - Fr David Barrins interviewed for Sunday Independent
  • Surrogacy: Minister Leo Varadkar interviewed - The Sunday Show
  • Doctor to appear in court in UK’s first gender abortion prosecution
  • New Venerable For Ireland - Fr John Hogan talks about Fr John Sullivan SJ
  • The Jeweler’s Shop (Pope-Inspired Productions)

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RECOMMENDED Catholic fear and loathing in our universities - Sun 9th Nov, 2014 - Sunday Independent

RECOMMENDED : Former chaplain says students are labelled 'bigots', 'homophobes' and 'backward' for being Catholic

"... Fr David Barrins tells it as he sees it" (text read out on Newstalk's The Sunday Show by Shane Coleman, in response to Bernice Harrison's comments here -- 11 mins 50 secs into audio - emphasis added)


The Sunday Show with Shane Coleman - 'Leo Varadkar joins Shane on The Sunday Show' [Podcast] - Sun 9th Nov, 2014 - Newstalk

Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar interviewed about surrogacy (4 mins into podcast) and other issues ...

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT
Shane Coleman ... Some European countries, Germany, Sweden, France, I think as well, ban surrogacy, completely. Would you be of a mind to do that?
Minister Varadkar I've heard that. I haven't actually checked that up yet as to whether they ban it outright. They certainly may ban commercial surrogacy and I would be very much opposed to commercial surrogacy, you know which is surrogacy for money. What I would not be opposed to is the idea that perhaps somebody's sister carries... I think that's entirely reasonable quite frankly
Shane Coleman Because the Iona Institute released a statement on Friday (see David Quinn) and they said and I'm paraphrasing here but, essentially, what they said is that a child should never be the subject of a contract, even if that contract is a non-commercial one, they said. You would disagree agree with that.
Minister Varadkar 'Look at', when is a child ever subject to a contract? People have kids all the time and they have them in all sorts of ways and it's not about contracts. I think the first thing must always be the best interests of the child. That must be the overriding principle in any legislation we do. But, look at, you know, there's two ways you can approach these things, like, I've read up on this in the last couple of months and where technology is now, it's just extraordinary, the things that can be done, scientifically now, are even way beyond anything that I thought could be done. You know you can actually have three genetic parents now. I didn't believe that but you actually can and you can either take the view that we're going to pretend that technology doesn't exist and that people don't travel and people don't do things anyway and live like the Amish and make it all go away or you can accept the fact that we live in a different world now and try and legislate around that and try and regulate for it, legislate against the things that are bad and regulate for the things that we think are acceptable

Shane Coleman Just, lastly on this, Frank Clarke, the one judge who dissented in the Supreme Court -- I think it was six to one -- he spoke of a 'least bad solution' for both birth and genetic mother to be registered. Is that something that the Government might consider? It seems like, as he described it, a 'least bad solution', doesn't it?
Minister Varadkar Well, no, it happens at the moment, which I think people find very difficult is that, where surogacy occurs, a lot of people, of course, travel, go overseas for surrogacy, is that essentially parents have to adopt their own child. So you know, they are the genetic father or genetic mother of this child -- a surrogate carried the child for them -- and then they have to adopt their own child and some of them find that offensive, quite frankly, and what we would propose to do, not in my legislation -- now this would be in different legislation that Frances Fitzgerald is doing -- is to allow for the transfer of parentage using a different legal mechanism to adoption. In many ways, it is much the same thing but, I think, emotionally, it's different for people, because they don't like the idea of having to adopt their own flesh and blood
Later, in relation to a question on Irish Water ...
Minister Varadkar ... The difficulty with putting something in the Constitution is that the people may well put certain words in the Constitution but it's the courts that then decide in perpetuity what those words mean and we've run into all sorts of difficulties because of that, because of other things that were put in our Constitution ...
Alternative link ... Part 1 includes an interview with John Walshe, Ruairí Quinn's former advisor


Doctor to appear in court in UK’s first gender abortion prosecution - Sun 9th Nov, 2014 - Sunday Telegraph

Doctor exposed in Telegraph investigation served summons to face conspiracy allegation in landmark sex-selective abortion private prosecution


New Venerable For Ireland - Sat 8th Nov, 2014 - Ex Umbris Et Imaginibus

Fr John Sullivan SJ (convert)


Ministering in the Media Spotlight - Fri 31st Oct, 2014 - N C Register

Father Jonathan Morris discusses his priestly calling, his bestselling books and his unanticipated role as a high-profile Catholic analyst on Fox News


Pope-Inspired Productions - Sun 9th Nov, 2014 - N C Register

Catholic Theater Is Alternative Entertainment for Believers and Nonbelievers ... The Jeweler’s Shop - a play written by Pope John Paul II


Card Burke new Patron of Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Sat 8th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti appointed Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura


She considered having an abortion...Now, she's thankful she didn't - Sun 9th Nov, 2014 - Rome Reports







Books

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It - Jennifer Fulwiler

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






Events

TOMORROWMonday 10 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You

Saturday 15 November - Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.

Monday 17 November - Wednesday 19 Novembar - Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17-19 - Vatican City

Friday 21 November - Holy Hour for Vocations - 21 November at 19:15 - Carmelite Priory, Moate, Co. Westmeath






TV

TODAY Sunday 9 November - EWTN

TODAY Sunday 9 November - My Wife and Kids - VIVA at 13:00 and 14:00 - soap

TODAY Sunday 9 November - All-Island School Choir Competition - RTÉ ONE at 17:20

TODAY Sunday 9 November - Parental Guidance - Sky Movies Family at 18:10 - comedy - Billy Crystal and Bette Midler

TODAY Sunday 9 November - Catfish: The TV Show - VIVA at 18:30 - soap - Jasmine thinks Mike could be an ideal stepfather for her son.

TODAY Sunday 9 November - Police Under Pressure - BBC TWO at 21:00 - documentary - emphasising the difficulty in investigating and prosecuting the perpetrators of grooming and sexual abuse.

TODAY Sunday 9 November - Primal Fear - RTÉ ONE at 21:00 - movie - courtroom thriller about the murder of a sinful bishop by an altar boy

TODAY Sunday 9 November - Brave New World - BBC TWO at 22:00 - story of a Co Down preacher in New Zealand and also, the rebuilding of the city of Christchurch

TODAY Sunday 9 November - Vikings - History (channel) at 22:00 - drama series - Rathnar makes peace with the death of his unborn son. Athelstan discovers how strong his Christian Faith still is.

TODAY Sunday 9 November - Contraband - Channel 4 at 22:05 - movie (crime thriller) - a man turns his back on a life of crime to raise a family - stars Mark Wahlberg (who 'came out' in Hollywood as a practicing Catholic and family man)

TODAY Sunday 9 November - The Irish Asylum Seeker Scandal - TV3 at 23:00 - documentary - experiences of people living in direct provision centres

TODAY Sunday 9 November - The Revolution Will Be Televised - BBC Three at 00:30 (Monday morning) - same-sex marriage, a gay pride march and anti-abortion campaigning.

TOMORROW Monday 10 November - EWTN



08/11/14 (Sat)    >>



  • Protestants and Catholics unite against quango
  • France and Germany ban surrogacy - so should we - David Quinn
  • Bill addressing assisted reproduction to be drawn up by end of the year
  • 'Mater semper certa est' - Supreme Court says only the birth mother – not genetic mother – can appear on birth cert
  • Marty Morrissey talks about the importance of his Catholic Faith (Today with Seán O Rourke - Life Lessons)
  • Priest, scholar and champion of Medjugorje shrine - Fr John Chisholm RIP

TV Books Links Events Secular Religious Thursday Last Week Archive






Links


Protestants and Catholics unite against quango - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - Newsletter

See also Thursday - on Ashers Bakery and Fr Timothy Bartlett, and this YouTube video from Daniel McArthur, manager of Ashers Bakery


France and Germany ban surrogacy - so should we - David Quinn - Sat 8th Nov, 2014 - Irish Independent

"To cut a long story short, surrogacy creates an automatic and unavoidable ambiguity about who the mother of a child really is. Is the mother the woman who gave birth to the baby (the surrogate), or is it the genetic mother who provided the egg? The answer is that both women have a valid claim to be the child's mother because motherhood has been split between two women." (emphasis added)


Supreme Court says only the birth mother – not genetic mother – can appear on birth cert

Majority decision ... RTÉ ... I Independent ... Today with Seán O Rourke (Simon Mills interviewed by Seán O Rourke)

Liveline (gay couples and surrogacy)

Drivetime


Leo Varadkar promises legislation on surrogacy and egg and sperm donation - Fri 7th Nov, 2014 - Journal

RTÉ


Today with Seán O Rourke - Life Lessons - Fri 7th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Including Marty Morrissey on his Catholic Faith


Cardinal Tauran denounces murder of Christian couple in Pakistan - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio



The Late Late Show - Fri 7th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ One

Graham Norton interviewed (some gay issues discussed) ... Today - RTÉ One (Michael Murphy)


World Over - 2014-10-30 – Author, blogger, and former atheist Jennifer Fulwiler with Raymond Arroyo - Thu 30th Oct, 2014 - EWTN

(see books, below) Recommended


Priest, scholar and champion of Medjugorje shrine - Sat 8th Nov, 2014 - Irish Times

Fr. John Chisholm RIP: January 25th, 1922 - October 25th, 2014


UN hosting exhibition of St Francis of Assisi manuscripts - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Interview with the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Kenneth Hackett


Assisted dying: judges could decide whether terminally ill should be allowed to die - Fri 7th Nov, 2014 - Telegraph



Government bows to Christian pressure over religious education - Fri 7th Nov, 2014 - Guardian

"Education department waters down proposal for pupils to study a minimum of two religions in wake of ‘Trojan horse’ scandal"



Books

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It - Jennifer Fulwiler

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






Events

TODAY REMINDER: Indulgences to be gained for the holy souls from 1-8 November, if you visit a cemetery, pray for the Pope's intentions (pray both the Our Father and the Hail Mary, for example), recite the creed, receive Holy Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (see also Fr Thomas Casey SJ in the Catholic Herald and the following note from a member of our prayer group: "To gain a plenary indulgance you must do a "work" & fulfill 3 conditions. 1. Pray for Pope. 2. Receive Holy Communion. Need not be on same day as the "work". 3. Confession. Can be 8 days (at least) before or after the "work". Max of 1 plenary indulgance per day. The "works" meriting a plenary indulgance under above conditions include any one of these: 1. visit to a grave November 1-9 saying Our Father+Creed. 2. 30 minutes adoration. 3. 30 min reading Bible. 4. Stations of Cross. 5. Family or public rosary. Authority: Catholic Church Decree on Indulgances, 1968. A plen. ind. allows a soul to be released from Purgatory")

TODAY Saturday 8 November - Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.

Monday 10 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You

Monday 17 November - Wednesday 19 Novembar - Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17-19 - Vatican City






TV

TODAY Saturday 8 November - EWTN

TODAY Saturday 08 November - RTÉ One - 10:00 - David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul - Two thousand years ago, St Paul helped transform the teachings of Jesus into a new global religion and the dominant force in Western civilisation. Not bad for a man who started out as an active persecutor of Christianity. Actor David Suchet begins the first of a two-part journey in search of this most enigmatic of figures, tracking Paul’s early life and career, his conversion on the road to Damascus and the start of his missionary work, when he challenged the world of the classical gods and established the first churches.

TODAY Saturday 08 November 2014 - Discovery History - 11:00 - Time Team - the search for a lost Anglo-Saxon monastery presided over by St Hilda

TODAY Saturday 08 November - RTÉ 2 - 13:45 - Drop Dead Diva - Kim and Grayson deal with the case of a surrogate mother who is looking for the missing parents of the child she is about to deliver.

TODAY Saturday 8 November - EWTN - 3:30pm - HEROIC MEDIA - A weekly pro-life news and commentary program which discusses news-related moral issues including abortion, traditional marriage and euthanasia.

TODAY Saturday 8 November - EWTN - 7pm - PATRICK'S PEAK: AN IRISH PILGRIMAGE Bob Dolan follows St Patrick's footsteps in the "Tochar Padraig" walk, a pilgrimage on Ireland's west coast from the 800-year old Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick (St Patrick's Mountain) 22 miles away, where St Patrick spent 40 days in fast

TODAY Saturday 08 November - FILM FOUR - 21:00 - Shooter - (2007, Thriller) A former Marine sniper is coaxed back into action when government officials need his help to prevent an assassination attempt on the US president. However, the intended target is in fact an African archbishop

TODAY Saturday 8 November - EWTN - 10pm - THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR TEENS - CREATED FOR LOVE - Teens learn that God desires an intimate, intense relationship with each of us and how our bodies actually reveal His eternal plan for humanity.

TODAY Saturday 08 November - National Geographic - 22:00 - Sex for Sale: American Escort - Mariana van Zeller investigates the country’s booming escort business, discovering the truth about the women trapped in a violent and abusive underworld.

TOMORROW Sunday 9 November - EWTN



07/11/14 (Fri)    >>



  • Protestants and Catholics unite against quango
  • 'Mater semper certa est' - Supreme Court says only the birth mother – not genetic mother – can appear on birth cert
  • Marty Morrissey talks about the importance of his Catholic Faith (Today with Seán O Rourke - Life Lessons)

TV Books Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links

Protestants and Catholics unite against quango - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - Newsletter

See also yesterday - on Ashers Bakery and Fr Timothy Bartlett


Supreme Court says only the birth mother – not genetic mother – can appear on birth cert

Majority decision ... RTÉ ... I Independent ... Today with Seán O Rourke (Simon Mills interviewed by Seán O Rourke)


Today with Seán O Rourke - Life Lessons - Fri 7th Nov, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Including Marty Morrissey on his Catholic Faith


Cardinal Tauran denounces murder of Christian couple in Pakistan - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio



World Over - 2014-10-30 – Author, blogger, and former atheist Jennifer Fulwiler with Raymond Arroyo - Thu 30th Oct, 2014 - EWTN

(see books, below) Recommended






Books

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It - Jennifer Fulwiler

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






Events

TODAY REMINDER: Indulgences to be gained for the holy souls from 1-8 November, if you visit a cemetery, pray for the Pope's intentions (pray both the Our Father and the Hail Mary, for example), recite the creed, receive Holy Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (see also Fr Thomas Casey SJ in the Catholic Herald and the following note from a member of our prayer group: "To gain a plenary indulgance you must do a "work" & fulfill 3 conditions. 1. Pray for Pope. 2. Receive Holy Communion. Need not be on same day as the "work". 3. Confession. Can be 8 days (at least) before or after the "work". Max of 1 plenary indulgance per day. The "works" meriting a plenary indulgance under above conditions include any one of these: 1. visit to a grave November 1-9 saying Our Father+Creed. 2. 30 minutes adoration. 3. 30 min reading Bible. 4. Stations of Cross. 5. Family or public rosary. Authority: Catholic Church Decree on Indulgances, 1968. A plen. ind. allows a soul to be released from Purgatory")

TODAY John Pridmore and St.Patrick's Community Parish Mission in St. Matthew's Church, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot - Mon 3rd - Fri 7th November at 7.30pm each evening. John Pridmore will be sharing his amazing story at 7.30pm on Monday

TODAYTODAY is the 1st Friday of November. Catholics are invited to take part in Mass and Holy Communion on the 1st Friday of each month (Ictus Friday) and to abstain from meat each 1st Friday for the protection of all human life. They are also asked to invite others to be part of the Ictus Movement. Further information about the Ictus Movement: ICTUS MOVEMENT is a new pro-life initiative which invites all Catholics to take part in Mass and Holy Communion and to abstain from meat on the 1st Friday of each month FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE AT ALL STAGES. Please, consider joining and inviting others to join as well. What Is Asked of You: PRAYER: take part in Mass and Holy Communion on the 1st Friday of each month (Ictus Friday) FASTING: abstain from meat each 1st Friday MISSION: invite others to join the Ictus Movement Request to receive a reminder via email before each 1st Friday at: ictus.movement@gmail.com

TODAY Friday 7 November - Fundraiser in aid of Gianna Care fri 7th Nov 7.30pm til late, Na Fianna Gaa club Glasnevin D11 Tickets €10 Free food, Live band, raffle great prizes. 37 babies and mammies saved since Jan. Spread the word. This is the main fundraiser for the year. Want tickets to sell text me your add.Tks Jacinta 0870569205.

TODAY Friday 7 November - NEW! St Martin's prayer group in St Martin's Oratory Granby Row, 42 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, starts on Fri 7th November at 8pm. Mass followed by Adoration. 1 hour 20 minute duration. For those aged 30 and over

TOMORROW Saturday 8 November - Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.

Monday 10 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You

Monday 17 November - Wednesday 19 Novembar - Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17-19 - Vatican City






TV

TODAY Friday 7 November - EWTN

RED Friday 7 November - EWTN - 2:30PM - CATHOLIC LIVES - DR. PHIL BOYLE - David Kerr welcomes Dr. Phil Boyle who has been at the forefront of NaPro technology in Europe. From his fertility clinic in Galway, he has helped countless couples conceive.

TODAY Friday 07 November 2014 - FILM FOUR - 15:45 - The Robe - (1953, Literary Adaptation) A callous Roman centurion is assigned to oversee Christ’s crucifixion, an experience he finds so moving that he decides to convert to the Christian faith in a bid to redeem himself. However, his new loyalties incur the wrath of the insane Emperor Caligula. Drama based on the novel by Lloyd C Douglas, starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Michael Rennie

TOMORROW Saturday 8 November - EWTN



06/11/14 (Thu)    >>



  • Ictus
    "praying and fasting for the legal protection of human life at all its stages"

TV Books Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links

Christian bakery owner who refused to make gay slogan cake told to offer compensation or face litigation - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - Independent

Telegraph ... Sky ... (and below)


'Gay cake' row: Fr Tim Bartlett withdraws engagement with gay groups over cake case - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - BBC News



‘Amicable’ divorce as bad for kids as bitter separation - Nov, 2014 - Alive



Vatican Responds to Brittany Maynard’s Suicide - Wed 5th Nov, 2014 - N C Register / CNA / EWTN



Vatican consultant ‘absolutely’ favours women priests - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - I Times

"Senior Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi told The Irish Times yesterday that he could not comment on Fr d’Ors’ remarks. He said he did not know the Spanish priest, adding that although Fr d’Ors may indeed have some function to perform for the PCC, he certainly was not speaking on behalf of the Vatican on this occasion."


To the bishops of Malawi: the apostolate of the family will bring inestimable benefits to the Church and society as a whole - Thu 6th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Information Service - VIS News







Events

TODAY REMINDER: Indulgences to be gained for the holy souls from 1-8 November, if you visit a cemetery, pray for the Pope's intentions (pray both the Our Father and the Hail Mary, for example), recite the creed, receive Holy Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (see also Fr Thomas Casey SJ in the Catholic Herald and the following note from a member of our prayer group: "To gain a plenary indulgance you must do a "work" & fulfill 3 conditions. 1. Pray for Pope. 2. Receive Holy Communion. Need not be on same day as the "work". 3. Confession. Can be 8 days (at least) before or after the "work". Max of 1 plenary indulgance per day. The "works" meriting a plenary indulgance under above conditions include any one of these: 1. visit to a grave November 1-9 saying Our Father+Creed. 2. 30 minutes adoration. 3. 30 min reading Bible. 4. Stations of Cross. 5. Family or public rosary. Authority: Catholic Church Decree on Indulgances, 1968. A plen. ind. allows a soul to be released from Purgatory")

TODAY John Pridmore and St.Patrick's Community Parish Mission in St. Matthew's Church, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot - Mon 3rd - Fri 7th November at 7.30pm each evening. John Pridmore will be sharing his amazing story at 7.30pm on Monday

TOMORROWTomorrow is the 1st Friday of November. Catholics are invited to take part in Mass and Holy Communion on the 1st Friday of each month (Ictus Friday) and to abstain from meat each 1st Friday for the protection of all human life. They are also asked to invite others to be part of the Ictus Movement. Further information about the Ictus Movement: ICTUS MOVEMENT is a new pro-life initiative which invites all Catholics to take part in Mass and Holy Communion and to abstain from meat on the 1st Friday of each month FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE AT ALL STAGES. Please, consider joining and inviting others to join as well. What Is Asked of You: PRAYER: take part in Mass and Holy Communion on the 1st Friday of each month (Ictus Friday) FASTING: abstain from meat each 1st Friday MISSION: invite others to join the Ictus Movement Request to receive a reminder via email before each 1st Friday at: ictus.movement@gmail.com

TOMORROW Friday 7 November - Fundraiser in aid of Gianna Care fri 7th Nov 7.30pm til late, Na Fianna Gaa club Glasnevin D11 Tickets €10 Free food, Live band, raffle great prizes. 37 babies and mammies saved since Jan. Spread the word. This is the main fundraiser for the year. Want tickets to sell text me your add.Tks Jacinta 0870569205.

TOMORROW Friday 7 November - NEW! St Martin's prayer group in St Martin's Oratory Granby Row, 42 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, starts on Fri 7th November at 8pm. Mass followed by Adoration. 1 hour 20 minute duration. For those aged 30 and over

Saturday 8 November - Pro-Life Holy Hour every Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and special prayer in relation to abortion. Silent Adoration continues afterwards. All welcome.

Monday 10 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You

Monday 17 November - Wednesday 19 Novembar - Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17-19 - Vatican City






TV

TODAY Thursday 6 November - EWTN

TODAY Thursday 6 November - EWTN - 9am - PATRICK'S PEAK: AN IRISH PILGRIMAGE - Bob Dolan follows St Patrick's footsteps in the "Tochar Padraig" walk, a pilgrimage on Ireland's west coast from the 800-year old Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick (St Patrick's Mountain) 22 miles away, where St Patrick spent 40 days in fast.

TODAY Thursday 06 November 2014 - Discovery History - 13:00 - Who Was Moses? - 'Documentary exploring the identity of the biblical figure, the truth behind the exodus of the Israelites, and the origins of the Ten Commandments.'

TODAY Thursday 6 November - EWTN - 4PM - MY TIME WITH JESUS - THE GUARDIAN ANGELS - Christine, Eva, Enrique and Joseph travel to witness the important role of angels in Sacred Scripture. Sister Lucia teaches the Guardian Angel prayer while Fr. Luis discusses with them about their Guardian Angel.

TODAY Thursday 6 November - EWTN - 5pm - CONVERSATIONS THE WORLD OVER WITH RAYMOND ARROYO - JOHN O'SULLIVAN - For the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Raymond Arroyo talks with John O'Sullivan, author of The President, The Pope and the Prime Minister - the story of how Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II and Margaret Thatcher battled Communism.

TODAY Thursday 06 November 2014 - RTÉ One - 20:30 - Ear to the Ground - programme exploring issues affecting farmers and rural residents. 'Helen Carroll speaks to a farmer’s widow in Co Cavan who has taken steps in the community to overcome the stigma surrounding suicide.'

TODAY Thursday 06 November 2014 - Channel Four - 00:15 - One Born Every Minute - A woman with limited movement on her left side, resulting from a car accident when she was a teenager, prepares to give birth for the first time following many rounds of IVF treatment. Emotions run high as she fears her disability will lead to the baby being taken into care.

TOMORROW Friday 7 November - EWTN

TOMORROW Friday 7 November - EWTN - - CATHOLIC LIVES - DR. PHIL BOYLE - David Kerr welcomes Dr. Phil Boyle who has been at the forefront of NaPro technology in Europe. From his fertility clinic in Galway, he has helped countless couples conceive.



05/11/14 (Wed)    >>



  • RISE OF THE ROSES - REDISCOVERING THE BEAUTY OF A LIFE PROMISED TO GOD
  • General audience: a Church separated from her bishop is an ailing Church
  • The Holy Father: the annulment process must be kept separate from economic interests
  • Pope to honour Holy Shroud, St John Bosco in visit to Turin

ReportsTV Books Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive




Links

MPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of Bill to make sex-selective abortion illegal - Tue 4th Nov, 2014 - Catholic Herald

"The overwhelming support for the Bill means that it will now proceed to a second reading in the House of Commons.The second reading will take place on January 23, 2015, although it is unlikely to be given time for debate in this Parliamentary session due to the fact a general election is set to take place in May."


Pope to honour Holy Shroud, St John Bosco in visit to Turin - Tue 4th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Page three girl date advert banned - Wed 5th Nov, 2014 - I Independent



Letters - Abortion and the law - Wed 5th Nov, 2014 - I Times



Letters - Same-sex marriage - Wed 5th Nov, 2014 - I Times



The Holy Father: the annulment process must be kept separate from economic interests - Wed 5th Nov, 2014 - VIS



Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Homily at St. Laurence's Church, DIT Grangegorman - Tue 4th Nov, 2014 - Archdiocese of Dublin

"I am quite surprised at the remarks of some commentators within Church circles about the recent Synod of Bishops ..."


Vatican condemns woman's suicide - Wed 5th Nov, 2014 - I Independent



Ombudsman for Children - publicjobs.ie

Job description - Applications close: 20/11/14


Finance and Development Director - Elphin Diocese

Job description - Applications close: 17/11/14


General audience: a Church separated from her bishop is an ailing Church - Wed 5th Nov, 2014 - VIS







Events

TODAY REMINDER: Indulgences to be gained for the holy souls from 1-8 November, if you visit a cemetery, pray for the Pope's intentions (pray both the Our Father and the Hail Mary, for example), recite the creed, receive Holy Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (see also Fr Thomas Casey SJ in today's Catholic Herald)

TODAY John Pridmore and St.Patrick's Community Parish Mission in St. Matthew's Church, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot - Mon 3rd - Fri 7th November at 7.30pm each evening. John Pridmore will be sharing his amazing story at 7.30pm on Monday

Friday 7 November - Fundraiser in aid of Gianna Care fri 7th Nov 7.30pm til late, Na Fianna Gaa club Glasnevin D11 Tickets €10 Free food, Live band, raffle great prizes. 37 babies and mammies saved since Jan. Spread the word. This is the main fundraiser for the year. Want tickets to sell text me your add.Tks Jacinta 0870569205.

Friday 7 November - NEW! St Martin's prayer group in St Martin's Oratory Granby Row, 42 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, starts on Fri 7th November at 8pm. Mass followed by Adoration. 1 hour 20 minute duration. For those aged 30 and over

Monday 10 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You

Monday 17 November - Wednesday 19 Novembar - Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17-19 - Vatican City






Books

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






TV

TODAY Wednesday 5 November - EWTN

TODAY Wednesday 5 November - EWTN - 7pm - CATHOLIC LIVES - DR. PHIL BOYLE - David Kerr welcomes Dr. Phil Boyle who has been at the forefront of NaPro technology in Europe. From his fertility clinic in Galway, he has helped countless couples conceive.

TODAY Wednesday 5 November - EWTN - 7:30pm - FORGOTTEN HERITAGE: EUROPE AND OUR LADY - LORETO, SHRINE OF THE HIDDEN YEARS - Fr. Owen Gorman and Fr. John Hogan relate the historical tradition of the Holy House of Loreto, reputedly the home of the Holy Family in Nazareth.

TODAY Wednesday 5 November - EWTN - 8pm - HE DARED SPEAK THE TRUTH: DIETRICH VON HILDEBRAND AND THE THIRD REICH - THE EARLY YEARS - John Henry Crosby and Dr. Alice von Hildebrand discuss Dietrich's upbringing in a secular family, how God came into his life at age five and how his desire and love for God grew.

TODAY Wednesday 5 November - EWTN - 10pm - G. K. CHESTERTON: APOSTLE OF COMMON SENSE - A SOCIETY OF PARENTS Host Dale Ahlquist explores the thoughts of the great 20th Century thinker G.K. Chesterton on the greatness of Christian Marriage.

TODAY Wednesday 05 November 2014 - UTV - 08:30 - Lorraine - To mark National Adoption Week, ice-skater Jayne Torvill discusses her experiences of adopting after being unable to conceive through IVF treatment

TODAY Wednesday 05 November 2014 - Channel 4 - 18:30 - Hollyoaks - Grace is worried that Esther's new romance may scupper their surrogacy deal - so she turns saboteur

TODAY Wednesday 05 November 2014 - Discovery History - 19:00 - Time Team - searching for archeological evidence of a lost monastery presided over by St Hilda

TODAY Wednesday 05 November 2014 - UTV - 00:05 - The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd - A tribute - Howerd's guilt about his homosexuality is discussed

TODAY Wednesday 05 November 2014 - BBC Three - 00:30 - People Like Us - documentary - includes an insight into the lives of Kevin and Keri, whose baby is facing life-threatening surgery.

TOMORROW Thursday 6 November - EWTN

TOMORROW Thursday 06 November 2014 - Discovery History - 13:00 - Who Was Moses? - 'Documentary exploring the identity of the biblical figure, the truth behind the exodus of the Israelites, and the origins of the Ten Commandments.'

TOMORROW Thursday 06 November 2014 - RTÉ One - 20:30 - Ear to the Ground - programme exploring issues affecting farmers and rural residents. 'Helen Carroll speaks to a farmer’s widow in Co Cavan who has taken steps in the community to overcome the stigma surrounding suicide.'

TOMORROW Thursday 06 November 2014 - Channel Four - 00:15 - One Born Every Minute - A woman with limited movement on her left side, resulting from a car accident when she was a teenager, prepares to give birth for the first time following many rounds of IVF treatment. Emotions run high as she fears her disability will lead to the baby being taken into care.

TOMORROW Thursday 6 November - EWTN - 9am - PATRICK'S PEAK: AN IRISH PILGRIMAGE - Bob Dolan follows St Patrick's footsteps in the "Tochar Padraig" walk, a pilgrimage on Ireland's west coast from the 800-year old Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick (St Patrick's Mountain) 22 miles away, where St Patrick spent 40 days in fast.



04/11/14 (Tue)    >>

humanum

  • Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17 - 19 - Vatican City
  • Men, women, and the power of marriage: Pope Francis to give key address
  • Lack of religion linked to teen depression
  • Playing with a Ouija board isn’t funny. It’s stupid and dangerous (C S Lewis reference)
  • Climate change is nothing but the new religion for a discredited United Nations
  • The state of religious freedom in 2014
  • The Christian New Media Conference 2014
  • Musical envangelizer Sr Cristina interviewed at her convent in Milan
  • Check recent Faith in the Media publications: YESTERDAY - Sunday - Saturday - Thursday - Wednesday - Tuesday - Monday

TV Books Links Events Secular Religious Yesterday Last Week Archive






Links


Humanum - An Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman - Nov 17 - 19 - Vatican City



Men, women, and the power of marriage: Pope Francis to give key address - Mon 3rd Nov, 2014 - EWTN / CNA



Lack of religion linked to teen depression - Tue 4th Nov, 2014 - I Examiner

"Rising levels of depression and self-harm among teenagers are linked to the absence of religion in young people’s lives, a Catholic bishop’s adviser on religious education has claimed. Fr Gerard Condon also said he believes society has, in many respects, tried to forget or hide God." recommended - reported in the 7:10am edition of It Says in the Papers by Deirdre Purcell on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio One

Interview with Fr Gerard Condon on the Pat Kenny Show - Newstalk (35 mins into audio)


Playing with a Ouija board isn’t funny. It’s stupid and dangerous - Mon 3rd Nov, 2014 - Catholic Herald

"The genesis of The Screwtape Letters is described by Walter Hooper in his recent CTS booklet “CS Lewis: Apostle to the Sceptics”. Lewis wrote to his brother on 20th July 1940, mentioning that he had been listening to Hitler over the radio and finding that “Statements which I know to be untrue all but convince me…if only the man says them unflinchingly”. Still thinking of Hitler’s persuasiveness, he told his brother the next morning “Before the service was over…I was struck by an idea for a book which I think might be both useful and entertaining. It would…consist of letters from an elderly retired devil to a young devil who has just started work on his first “patient.”"


Climate change is nothing but the new religion for a discredited United Nations - Ian O'Doherty - Tue 4th Nov, 2014 - I Independent

"Why would the national broadcaster start the news with a survey rather than actual news? Isn't that just a little bit odd?" - Ian O'Doherty


'Thank you, Australia!': UN chief Ban Ki-moon apologises after confusing Aussies with Austria during official visit to Vienna - Mon 3rd Nov, 2014 - Mail

"Perhaps it was nerves before being serenaded by cross-dressing Eurovision singer Conchita Wurst, but UN chief Ban Ki-moon today fell into the trap of confusing Austria with Australia during a visit to Vienna." ...

Comment : On the other hand, the Mail, itself, on Sunday, confused Cardinal Burke with Archbishop Chaput and hadn't corrected its mistake by noon today, at least! ... see yesterday's Faith in the Media


Dying Is Terrifying, Which Is Why We Need Courage - Christians Meant to Fly to Greater Heights Than Assisted Suicide - Tue 4th Nov, 2014 - Zenit



The state of religious freedom in 2014 - Tue 4th Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Listen to Lydia O'Kane's interview with John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need


The Christian New Media Conference 2014



Pope idol: Sister Cristina Scuccia and The Voice of Italy - Tue 4th Nov, 2014 - Guardian

Report of an interview which took place at her convent in Milan

“I’d call it counter-risque. I felt I was batting the song back. The lyrics spoke to me: I gave myself to God, and that’s what they say. I feel I’ve turned the song upside-down. I’m giving it a new interpretation from a faith standpoint. We can all feel incomplete. I felt that when I was touched by God, then I felt loved like I’ve never been loved before.” - Sister Cristina Scuccia on her choice of the Madonna 'Like a Virgin' single






Events

TODAY REMINDER: Indulgences to be gained for the holy souls from 1-8 November, if you visit a cemetery, pray for the Pope's intentions (pray both the Our Father and the Hail Mary, for example), recite the creed, receive Holy Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (see also Fr Thomas Casey SJ in today's Catholic Herald)

TODAY John Pridmore and St.Patrick's Community Parish Mission in St. Matthew's Church, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot - Mon 3rd - Fri 7th November at 7.30pm each evening. John Pridmore will be sharing his amazing story at 7.30pm on Monday

Friday 7 November - Fundraiser in aid of Gianna Care fri 7th Nov 7.30pm til late, Na Fianna Gaa club Glasnevin D11 Tickets €10 Free food, Live band, raffle great prizes. 37 babies and mammies saved since Jan. Spread the word. This is the main fundraiser for the year. Want tickets to sell text me your add.Tks Jacinta 0870569205.

Friday 7 November - NEW! St Martin's prayer group in St Martin's Oratory Granby Row, 42 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, starts on Fri 7th November at 8pm. Mass followed by Adoration. 1 hour 20 minute duration. For those aged 30 and over

Monday 10 November - Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You






Books

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






TV

TODAY Tuesday 4 November - EWTN (all of today's programmes)

TODAY Tuesday 4 November - EWTN - 5pm - G. K. CHESTERTON: APOSTLE OF COMMON SENSE A SOCIETY OF PARENTS - Host Dale Ahlquist explores the thoughts of the great 20th Century thinker G.K. Chesterton on the greatness of Christian Marriage. recommended

TODAY Tuesday 4 November - EWTN - 9:30PM - LIVING RIGHT WITH DR. RAY MEN AND WOMEN - Dr. Ray discusses issues concerning Catholic couples. Guest includes Dr. Margarita Lassaletta, OB/GYN, a pro-life physician.

TODAY Tuesday 04 November - BBC Three - 22:30 - The Revolution Will Be Televised - 'Dale Maily struggles to comprehend same-sex marriage at the Gay Pride celebrations in New York, before later feeling more at home with anti-abortion campaigners in Texas. Meanwhile, ’Nature Doc Guy’ observes a herd of cosplayers in their natural habitat at an anime convention. Satirical sketches, performed by Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein.'

TOMORROW Wednesday 5 November - EWTN (all of tomorrow's programmes)



03/11/14 (Mon)    >>



  • One of the most wildly inaccurate religious stories seen in the mainstream media in recent times
  • Santorum: Religious persecution in U.S. could escalate as high as it did under Nazi Germany
  • Cash for gold appeal by Moyross parish priest
  • Examiner Front Page: Church ‘leaving falsely accused priests in limbo’
  • (Down with this sort of thing!) Mirror /Star - Horror of Love/Hate copycat knifing as prisoner is stabbed in the eye
  • Check recent Faith in the Media publications: yesterday (Sunday) - Saturday - Thursday - Wednesday - Tuesday - Monday

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Links

Leading US cardinal slams Pope Francis for turning Roman Catholic Church into 'a ship without a rudder' that is leaving the faithful 'feeling a bit seasick' after Vatican suggests softer approach to homosexuality - Sun 2nd Nov, 2014 - Mail

Comment : This is one of the most wildly inaccurate religious stories seen in the mainstream media in recent times...

It contains comments, some of which had been attributed elsewhere to Cardinal Burke and some of which had been attributed to Archbishop Chaput. Some of the comments had been inaccurately reported at the time, according to Archbishop Chaput. But, the Daily Mail article goes further, and piles confusion upon confusion, not only holding on to the original comments, in an uncritical manner but also misattributing all of the comments, disputed or otherwise, to Archbisop Chaput, exclusively, implying, in the process, that the Archbishop is, in fact, also a cardinal. Cardinal Burke, on the other hand, is not mentioned.


Santorum: Religious persecution in U.S. could escalate as high as it did under Nazi Germany - Mon 3rd Nov, 2014 - CNN



Moyross priest makes cash-for-gold appeal to fund vacant teaching post - Fr Tony O'Riordan -

Fr Tony O'Riordan interviewed on Morning Ireland


Church ‘leaving falsely accused priests in limbo’ - Mon 3rd Nov, 2014 - I Examiner

FRONT PAGE - comment : An 'each-way' bet from the media. One the one hand, the media creates the very environment which makes it difficult for priests to receive fair treatment - this has been a temptation for the Church; on the other hand, the media then accuses the Church when individuals give in to that temptation


Horror of Love/Hate copycat knifing as prisoner is stabbed in the eye - Mon 3rd Nov, 2014 - I Examiner

WARNING - Graphic material ... comment : 'Down with this sort of thing!' - An irresponsible media trumpets Love Hate as though it represented some sort of success for the country. In reality, the effects of mediagenic desensitisation and aggressive bahaviour when adults, and not just children, are exposed to such material in the media, have been well documented for years, now.


Moncrieff - Part 1 - Mon 3rd Nov, 2014 - Newstalk

Interview with Sen Averil Power about her new adoption bill which is co-authored by Sen Jillian van Turnhout and Sen Fidelma Healy Eames






Events

TODAY REMINDER: Indulgences to be gained for the holy souls from 1-8 November, if you visit a cemetery, pray for the Pope's intentions (pray both the Our Father and the Hail Mary, for example), recite the creed, receive Holy Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

TODAY Night of testimonies Fr Svet from Medjugorje and Damien Richardson, former heroin methadone addict - Monday, November 3rd at 8pm, Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4 - tickets 10 euro - call John 0876187037 - all proceeds for charity

TODAY John Pridmore and St.Patrick's Community Parish Mission in St. Matthew's Church, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot - Mon 3rd - Fri 7th November at 7.30pm each evening. John Pridmore will be sharing his amazing story at 7.30pm on Monday

TODAY Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You






Books

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






TV

TODAY Monday 3 November - EWTN (all of today's programmes) - 8pm - PATRICK'S PEAK: AN IRISH PILGRIMAGE

TODAY Monday 03 November 2014 - FILM Four - 12:40 - The Robe (1953) - Movie about the Roman centurion at Jesus' crucifixion who converted to Christianity - cast includes Richard Burton as the centurion (note the later item)

TODAYMonday 03 November - BBC Two - 19:30 - Children’s Hospital: The Chaplains - A man stepping in to save his baby daughter’s life by donating part of his liver is given support by chaplains at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and the team also offers spiritual strength to the family of a seven-year-old boy battling a cancerous tumour for the third time. Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

TODAY Monday 03 November 2014 - Discovery History - 20:00 - Unsolved History: Hitler and the Spear of Destiny - An investigation into an ancient spearhead said to have been used to pierce the side of Christ at the Crucifixion, and which was once coveted by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. (note the previous item)

TODAY Monday 03 November - RTÉ 2 - 00:05 - Second Captains Live - Paul McGrath joins the panel for a discussion on homosexuality in sport, with Dónal Óg Cusack, Shane Horgan and Nikki Symmons ... (Note in the light of Sen Rónán Mullen's comments yesterday about the promotion of a same-sex marriage agenda using the vehicle of RTÉ light entertainment programmes. Listen back to audio )

TOMORROW Tuesday 4 November - EWTN (all of tomorrow's programmes)



02/11/14 (Sun)    >>



  • MPs poised to declare gender abortion illegal
  • "The first issue will be fairness" - Rónán Mullen - same-sex marriage referendum debate
  • Fr Paul Check, Courage and same-sex attraction on EWTN Live
  • Elber Twomey: ‘I forgive the man who killed my family’
  • Check recent Faith in the Media publications: yesterday - Thursday - Wednesday - Tuesday - Monday

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Links

MPs poised to declare gender abortion illegal - Sun 2nd Nov, 2014 - Telegraph

MPs move to end uncertainty over prosecuting doctors for abortion on grounds of gender, branding it ‘the ultimate form of discrimination’


Saturday with Brian Dowling - Water Charges and Gay Marriage - Sat 1st Nov, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

"This afternoon Brian Dowling is joined by Clare Daly United Left Alliance TD, Ronan Mullen Independent Senator, Gerald Nash Minister of State, Katherine Zappone Independent Senator, Fr Vincent Twomey Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology, Derek Byrne academic and journalist to discuss water charges and gay marriage " (same-sex marriage debate is 23 mins 30 secs in, approx)


EWTN Live - Sun 2nd Nov, 2014 - EWTN

(Video) FR. PAUL CHECK - Fr. Mitch welcomes Fr. Paul Check, Director of Courage, a ministry to people with same-sex attractions and how to move past it to a more complete identity in Christ.


Life on the Rock - Myths about Marriage - Fr. Mark with the Kaczors - Fri 31st Oct, 2014 - EWTN

(Video)


Elber Twomey: ‘I forgive the man who killed my family’ - Thu 9th Sep, 2014 - Irish Examiner

Elber Twomey appeared on the Saturday Night Show, last night


Pope at Angelus: Pray for the world’s forgotten souls - Sun 2nd Nov, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Feast of All Souls ... see also below






Events

TODAY REMINDER: Indulgences to be gained for the holy souls from 1-8 November, if you visit a cemetery, pray for the Pope's intentions (pray both the Our Father and the Hail Mary, for example), recite the creed, receive Holy Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

TODAY Divine Mercy Retreat, Sunday All Souls Day, 2nd November in Dominican Retreat House, Tallaght.Holy Mass, Adoration, speakers Fr Joe McDonnell,Gerard Duff, Celia Doran, Don Devaney. Cost 25 Euro includes lunch Phone Anita 014048189 between 9.30 to 1.30pm.

TODAY Monthly Charismatic Mass tonight in Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Bachelor's Walk, Dublin. The evening begins with prayer & praise @ 7:30pm. Holy Mass is @ 8pm and is followed by a short healing service. Tea & biscuits available afterwards. All welcome!

TOMORROW Night of testimonies Fr Svet from Medjugorje and Damien Richardson, former heroin methadone addict - Monday, November 3rd at 8pm, Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4 - tickets 10 euro - call John 0876187037 - all proceeds for charity

TOMORROW John Pridmore and St.Patrick's Community Parish Mission in St. Matthew's Church, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot - Mon 3rd - Fri 7th November at 7.30pm each evening. John Pridmore will be sharing his amazing story at 7.30pm on Monday

TOMORROW Divine Mercy devotions - every Monday evening starting at 7:45pm in the Adoration Chapel, Divine Master Convent, Whites Cross, at the top of Newtownpark Avenue, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Programme: Novena prayers and Divine Mercy chaplet at 7:45pm. Holy Mass at 8pm followed by 15 minutes silent Adoration and finishing with benediction at 9pm approx. All welcome. Jesus I trust in You






Books

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Simplest Prayer (Franciscans)






TV

TODAY Sunday 2 November - EWTN (all of today's programmes)

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - RTÉ One - 11:00 - Mass - The Rev Leo McDonnell P.P. celebrates Mass on the Feast of All Souls in the RTE studios with a congregation from St Michael’s Parish, Limerick. With music by the Limerick Gospel Choir, directed by David Idioh. The liturgical co-ordinator is Celine Ryan.

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - Discovery History - 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 18:00, 19:00 & 20:00 - Seven Ages of Britain - including the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - BBC One - 14:00 - Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman - Ainsley Harriott goes to Blackpool, where, in 1974, he saw his father perform on stage for the first time

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - Sky Movies Family - 14:40 - The Prince of Egypt - (1998) Animated movie about Moses

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - BBC One - 15:15 - Escape to the Country - searching for a family home

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - Channel 4 - 15:55 - The Simpsons: Maggie - Lisa has to go undercover as a nun and infiltrate a convent when Maggie goes missing after being left on its doorstep.

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - BBC One - 16:15 - Songs of Praise - Claire McCollum explores the countryside of Mid Ulster, where she hears inspirational stories and sings hymns with the congregation of St Michael’s Church in Lissan. Plus, music by the Priests and Voices of Ireland.

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - BBC One - 20:00 - Antiques Roadshow - The Somme battlefields - families with stories of courage and humanity in wartime

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - BBC Two - 20:00 - Wonders of the Monsoon - includes as a topic: the impact of organized religion

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - BBC Four - 21:00 - Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds - Storyville - Documentary chronicling magician James Randi’s attempts to expose supposed faith healers, fortune-tellers and psychics who have borrowed tricks from magicians to swindle the masses. The programme examines his rivalry with spoon-bending illusionist Uri Geller, as well as how he exposed evangelist Peter Popoff’s use of in-ear receivers in the 1980s.

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - TV3 - 22:00 - Long Lost Family - a hidden pregnancy, adoption, a mother and baby home, family breakdown

TODAY Sunday 02 November 2014 - Channel 4 - 22:05 - Shame - (2011 Movie) Premiere. Sex addiction (warning: graphic material)

TOMORROW Monday 3 November - EWTN (all of tomorrow's programmes)

TOMORROW Monday 03 November 2014 - FILM Four - 12:40 - The Robe (1953) - Movie about the Roman centurion at Jesus' crucifixion who converted to Christianity - cast includes Richard Burton as the centurion (note the next item)

TOMORROW Monday 03 November 2014 - Discovery History - 20:00 - Unsolved History: Hitler and the Spear of Destiny - An investigation into an ancient spearhead said to have been used to pierce the side of Christ at the Crucifixion, and which was once coveted by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. (note the previous item)



01/11/14 (Sat)    >>



  • Céad míle failte! Private joke lands Italian father and his family in custody BUT publically taking abortion pills wins media admiration
  • Families invited to All Saints prayer vigil
  • Sorry, But Media Coverage of Pope Francis is Papal Bull

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Links


Families invited to All Saints prayer vigil - Fri 31st Oct, 2014 - News.va / Vatican Radio



Sorry, But Media Coverage of Pope Francis is Papal Bull - Elizabeth Dias - Wed 29th Oct, 2014 - TIME

"It is official: the media has gone bananas in its coverage of Pope Francis."


Rick Santorum: We’re losing on gay ‘marriage’ because the Church has been silenced - Fri 31st Oct, 2014 - LifeSite

“We are losing in this particular area among young people not because we’re out there and competing, it’s because they have effectively silenced the church on a lot of those issues and young people don’t even know what the opposing view is on these issues.”


Why Tim Cook’s Coming Out Is the Most Meaningful to Date - Thu 30th Oct, 2014 - TIME

CEO of Apple ... FYI


Family seeks injunction over image use in horror film - Thu 30th Oct, 2014 - RTÉ

"The use of the image, taken from a family photograph, in a film containing a lot of violence and sex has caused the family much distress, and has breached their privacy, counsel added."






TV

TODAY Saturday 1 November - EWTN - 9PM - JOHN PAUL THE GREAT: A POPE WHO MADE HISTORY

TODAY Saturday 01 November 2014 - RTÉ One - 12:00 - Garrow’s Law - Legal drama - defending a would be assassin of George III, who claimed that God had spoken to him

TODAY Saturday 01 November 2014 - RTÉ 2 - 00:30 - Connected - A holiday in Ibiza and Elayne becomes interested in gender issues (FYI only)

TODAY Saturday 01 November 2014 - BBC Three - 00:30 - Family Guy - Lois agrees to be a surrogate mother for a friend - who promptly dies unexpectedly, leaving her facing a dilemma surrounding the future of the unborn child.

TOMORROW Sunday 2 November - EWTN




31/10/14 (Fri)    >>



30/10/14 (Thu)    >>




29/10/14 (Wed)    >>



  • Savita's Story: A Silent Killer - watch last night's TV3 documentary
  • mothersandfathersmatter.ie
  • Parents are the first and best teachers: Bishop Doran
  • Exorcists praised by Pope in war on evil
  • Why is X Factor adding to the pressure by sexing things up?
  • Check recent Faith in the Media publications: yesterday - Monday

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Links

Savita's Story: A Silent Killer - Tue 28th Oct, 2014 - TV3



Parents are the first and best teachers: Bishop - Sarah MacDonald - Wed 28th Oct, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin


mothersandfathersmatter.ie - Welcome to Mothers and Fathers Matter - Register your protest



Exorcists praised by Pope in war on evil - Nick Squires - Thu 29th Oct, 2014 - I Independent / Telegraph



Why is X Factor adding to the pressure by sexing things up? - Wed 28th Oct, 2014 - Herlad

"A sort of an arresting stillness came over the studio as the young singer made the public aware that these performers are at the beginning of a journey on which they will have to sell their souls and their bodies."




Events

THIS WEEK Friday 31 October - Sunday 2 November - Esker Retreat Centre Galway - Our Lady's School of Evangelization Autumn session - "OLSE Autumn session takes place from this Fri 31st of October - Sun November 2nd 2014 in Esker Retreat Centre Galway. Topics include Freedom in Christ, Gods Plan For Your Life, and My Mission and God. Join us for Prayer and Worship, Inspiring Teachings , Celebration of Sacraments and Fellowship. Cost €85 inc. bed and full board. Contact Caroline 086 347 4608."

NEXT WEEK Monday 3 November - Friday 7 November - St. Matthew's Church, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot - 7:30pm - Parish Mission: "John Pridmore and St.Patrick's Community will be leading a Parish Mission in St. Matthew's Church, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot from Mon 3rd - Fri 7th of November at 7.30pm each evening. John Pridmore will be sharing his amazing story at 7.30pm on Monday. Please come along for a wonderful grace filled week. All welcome."




Books

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger




TV

TODAY Wednesday 29 October - RTÉ One - 19:30 - Jigs & Wigs: The Extreme World of Irish Dancing - 'Documentary following the lives of male Irish dancers who take part in a fairy-tale pageant to rival all other shows on America’s Las Vegas strip during Gay Pride Week.'

TODAY Wednesday 29 October - UTV - 20:00 - Surprise Surprise - 'Holly Willoughby joins forces with Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon to reward a charity campaigner who has helped save the lives of many unborn babies.'

TODAY Wednesday 29 October 2014 - Discovery History - 23:00 - The Book That Changed the World - 'In a documentary from 2011, actor John Rhys-Davies presents a history of the King James Bible to mark its 400th anniversary, revealing how it has influenced many international cultures and societies.'

TODAY Wednesday 29 October - EWTN



28/10/14 (Tue)    >>



  • A Silent Killer: Savita's Story - TV3 tonight
  • Activists take train to Belfast to get abortion pills – and say they plan to take them
  • Assisted suicide / euthanasia - David Quinn on Newstalk Pat Kenny Show

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Links

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita’s death - Tue 28th Oct, 2014 - Journal

See also today's I Independent and tonight's TV3 documentary (00:05)


Activists take train to Belfast to get abortion pills – and say they plan to take them - Tue 28th Oct, 2014 - Journal



The Pat Kenny Show - Tue 28th Oct, 2014 - Newstalk

(40 mins into audio) David Quinn and Tom Curran (husband of Marie Fleming) on euthanasia / assisted suicide ... See also David Quinn in today's Events


Moncrieff - Danish Party wants to Outlaw Marriage - Mon 27th Oct, 2014 - Newstalk

(11 mins into audio)




Events

TODAY Tuesday 28 October - St John's Rest & Care Centre, KNOCK Shrine - 7:30pm - Talk: PRO MARRIAGE ARGUMENTS - David Quinn, Ashley Crouch




Books

"Learn to read" - Our Lady of Fatima to Sr Lucia ... "This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger




TV

TODAY Tuesday 28 October - National Geographic - 13:00 - Ancient X Files -

TODAY Tuesday 28 October - Discovery History - 14:00 - The Holy Grail - documentary

TODAY Tuesday 28 October - Discovery History - 15:00 - Time Team - Investigation of a former monastery

TODAY Tuesday 28 October - BBC Four - 21:00 - Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age

TODAY Tuesday 28 October - VIVA - 21:00 - Scrubs (comedy series) - a doctor 'has to ask a man to choose between his pregnant wife and their unborn child.'

TODAY Tuesday 28 October - TV3 - 00:05 - A Silent Killer: Savita's Story

TODAY Tuesday 28 October - EWTN

TOMORROW Wednesday 29 October - RTÉ One - 19:30 - Jigs & Wigs: The Extreme World of Irish Dancing - 'Documentary following the lives of male Irish dancers who take part in a fairy-tale pageant to rival all other shows on America’s Las Vegas strip during Gay Pride Week.'

TOMORROW Wednesday 29 October - UTV - 20:00 - Surprise Surprise - 'Holly Willoughby joins forces with Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon to reward a charity campaigner who has helped save the lives of many unborn babies.'




27/10/14 (Mon)    >>



  • 'Alegria!' - Fr Tim Bartlett, fulsome in his praise for this weekend's Faith of Our Fathers family conference in Knock, spoke about his joy of being a priest and in particular his joy of being a celibate priest ...
  • Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer
  • Archbishop Chaput rejects 'false' media reports on synod comments
  • 'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family
  • Crazy Anti-Catholic Political Attack Site
  • "It was as though there was an idealized vision of every imperfect situation" - John Smeaton at the Faith of Our Fathers conference, quoting Cardinal Pell who was talking about aspects of the interim report of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family
  • The Family is the heart ❤️ of the culture of Life - Most Rev Philip Boyce OCD, Bishop of Raphoe, in his homily for the closing Mass of the Faith of Our Fathers conference in Knock

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Media Report

Faith of our Father's Family Conference, Knock - Sat-Sun 25-26 Oct 2014



'Alegria!' - Fr Tim Bartlett, fulsome in his praise for this weekend's Faith of Our Fathers conference in Knock, spoke about his joy of being a priest and, in particular, about his joy at being a celibate priest. The vocations crisis is not so much a vocations crisis but a deeper crisis of faith, hope and even love in the faith community. Defending the meaning of priestly celibacy, Fr Bartlett pointed out that the association between the priesthood and celibacy has its origins in the old and the new testaments. Fr Bartlett also questioned the involvement of a significant number of religious order priests in calls for the removal of priestly celibacy. How is religious life possible at all without celibacy? The number of priests worldwide is increasing without the introduction of married priests, he noted. For those who are called, he said, yes, there will be pain but there will also be "immense joy" because you are committed to the One who is the very Origin of of Love and Joy




Links

Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer - Fri 24th Oct, 2014 - CNA



Archbishop Chaput rejects 'false' media reports on synod comments - Fri 24th Oct, 2014 - CNA



'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family - Sun 26th Oct, 2014 - CNA



Madonna backs nun in 'Like a Virgin' hit song row - Sat 25th Oct, 2014 - I Independent

Watch Sr Cristina's version on YouTube / VEVO


Crazy Anti-Catholic Political Attack Site - Sun 26th Oct, 2014 - N C Register





Events

Tuesday 28 October - St John's Rest & Care Centre, KNOCK Shrine - 7:30pm - Talk: PRO MARRIAGE ARGUMENTS - David Quinn, Ashley Crouch




Books

"This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger




TV

Monday 27 October - National Geographic - 13:00 - Ancient X Files - Investigating hidden lettering on the Shroud of Turin

Monday 27 October - BBC One - 15:45 - Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman - recreating a family holiday from 1955

Monday 27 October - BBC Two - 19:30 - Children's Hospital: The Chaplains

Monday 27 October - BBC One - 20:30 - Baby P: The Untold Story (documrntary)

Monday 27 October - RTÉ One - 21:30 - Movie (2009): Angels & Demons

Monday 27 October - BBC One - 22:40 - True North: Five Get Ready for Big School (documentary) - quintuplets

Monday 27 October - BBC Four - 00:50 - Ancient Apocalypse - Sodom and Gomorrah



26/10/14 (Sun)    >>

'Alegria!' - Fr Tim Bartlett, fulsome in his praise for this weekend's Faith of Our Fathers family conference in Knock, spoke about his joy of being a priest and in particular his joy at being a celibate priest ...




'Alegria!' - Fr Tim Bartlett, fulsome in his praise for this weekend's Faith of Our Fathers conference in Knock, spoke about his joy of being a priest and in particular about his joy at being a celibate priest. The vocations crisis is not so much a vocations crisis but a deeper crisis of faith, hope and even love in the faith community. Defending the meaning of priestly celibacy, Fr Bartlett pointed out that the association between the priesthood and celibacy has its origins in the old and the new testaments. Fr Bartlett also questioned the involvement of a significant number of religious order priests in calls for the removal of priestly celibacy. How is religious life possible at all without celibacy? The number of priests worldwide is increasing without the introduction of married priests, he noted. For those who are called, he said, yes, there will be pain but there will also be "immense joy" because you are committed to the One who is the very Origin of of Love and Joy


Madonna backs nun in 'Like a Virgin' hit song row - Sat 25th Oct, 2014 - I Independent

Sr Cristina's version




Books

"This is the most important book for Catholics for the 21st Century" - Joseph Ratzinger




Today's TV (Sunday)

Sunday 26 October 2014 - RTÉ 2 - 15:50 - Made in Jersey - Martina Garretti works on the case of a surrogate mum suing for custody of a baby when her sister, the biological mother of the child, goes into a coma. Drama, starring Janet Montgomery.



25/10/14 (Sat)    >>



The ‘media synod’ has eclipsed the real one - Fr D Vincent Twomey - Fri 24th Oct, 2014 - Catholic Herald




24/10/14 (Fri)    >>

Yesterday's Faith in the Media ... Ireland's libel laws to be discussed on Today with Seán O Rourke from 10am


Oilithrigh Medjugorje ar a mbealach abhaile ar deireadh - Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 - RTÉ




23/10/14 (Thu)    >>

❤️

Publicising the availability of abortion pills - RTÉ One Prime Time - TONIGHT @ 21:35 (see below) ... ... ...
Speaking notes of Archbishop Eamon Martin at the 2014 Radharc Trust awards ceremony - Irish Bishops :
"In my view it is now time for us to build afresh mutual respect and trust between the Church and the media in Ireland ... In many ways we have a common mission – vocation even – to interact with society and the world in order to promote truth, ask hard questions, multiply goodness, enhance beauty and to serve the common good." - Archbishop Eamon Martin
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Synod on Morning Ireland ... ... ... Also on Morning Ireland, RTÉ again accused of being unbalanced, this time by Peadar Tóibín ... ... ...
Euthanasia discussion on Today with Seán O'Rourke - RTÉ Radio One
"The most fundamental paradigm shift in the way in which clinicians have engaged with patients over the ages" - Prof Tony O'Brien
Family conferences on this weekend (see 'Events' below)




Other higlighted links


Press Release- Review Reports of safeguarding practice published today - Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 - The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church

Congregations response to victims 'inconsistent' - RTÉ


For a nation of talkers there is a real poverty of public debate in new Ireland - John Waters - Wed 22nd Oct, 2014 - I Independent



I am a Catholic seminarian. I have terminal brain cancer. This is my response to Brittany Maynard. -Wed 22nd Oct, 2014 - LifeSite

Listen also to the report and discussion on Today with Seán O'Rourke, above.

The programme also included:
an item on the involvement of children in the process to select the new children's ombudsman; and
revelations of HSE money being spent on new age practices (also discussed on Liveline BUT recall Fr Eammonn McCarthy on the RTÉ Mooney programme, last year on 18th July, 2013 - Faith in the Media)


Gay Byrne gets it badly wrong on the subject of euthanasia - David Quinn - Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Read also another relevant article above and listen to the excellent interview with Prof Tony O'Brien, Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine, also above


Parents want the best for their children - Andrew O'Connell - Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 - Irish Catholic



Taylor Swift praises Catholic college music video - Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 - Catholic Herald

"The video features teachers, pupils and even priests dancing to the song around the grounds of the school, with statues of the Virgin Mary in the background of some shots." ... YouTube




Today's TV (Thursday)

RTÉ One - 21:35 - Prime Time - "Eithne O'Brien reports on a campaign to publicise the availability of abortion pills over the Internet and finding out if they are being bought in Ireland" COMMENT : Publicising a campaign to publicise the availability of abortion pills is publicising the availability of abortion pills. Once again, RTÉ is complicit




Events

Knock - 25-26 October - Faith of Our Fathers Conference -
Speakers include: Mother Miriam OSB, Dr. Eanna Johnson, Fr Michael Shields, Fr Tim Bartlett, Bishop Philip Boyce OCD (closing Mass)
Connacht Hotel, Galway - 25 October - Marriage in Irish Society



22/10/14 (Wed)    >>



Mercy Without Truth Is Not Mercy ... ... ... Today is the Feast of St John Paul II ... ... ... Sister Cristina Scuccia : “I came here because I have a gift and I want to share that gift. I am here to evangelize” (see below) ... ... ... Portrayal of traditional believers as homophobic is "dishonest and evil." - Archbishop Chaput  (quoted in N C Reporter)


Archbishop Kurtz on the Synod: ‘Mercy Without Truth Is Not Mercy’ - Edward Pentin - Tue 21st Oct, 2014 - N C Register

'People are unbelievably inspired by a saint. These were the words of Archbishop Fulton Sheen: He said it is a lot easier to crowd evil out than to drive it out.'


Italy's 'singing nun' covers Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' - Tue 21st Oct, 2014 - N C Reporter

Sr Scuccia, 26, says her version of the salacious pop song is a "testimony of God's capacity to turn all things into something new" as well as her personal calling to be a nun


The John Murray Show - Wed 22nd Oct, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

This programme had an interesting interview with Daniel O'Donnell's wife Majella this morning which touched on the significance of her annulment




Today's TV (Wednesday) :

Discovery History - 10:00 - Time Team - Archaelogical investigation of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

National Geographic - 13:00 - Ancient X Files - An investigation of the outlandish and also blasphemous conspiracy theory upon which the Da Vinci Code was based

BBC Two - 15:00 - Cagney & Lacey - the storyline for this programme involves a detective who is also a model for a gay pornographic magazine

BBC Two - 21:00 - Gunpowder 5/11: The Greatest Terror Plot - documentary

BBC One - 00:05 - My Brother the Terrorist - documentary about how someone became a Muslim terrorist



21/10/14 (Tue)    >>



Sr Mary Sweeney - originally from Donegal - discussed her work in a quarantined area of Sierra Leone - Morning Ireland - RTE Radio One ... ... ... Starting Again from the Family - Pontifical Council on the Family


Pirolas: promoting the sacredness of sex in marriage - Mon 20th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

"And by the way, I'd just like to add that this is a joyful message. This is a message of joy. It should enthuse people and encourage them. People get the idea that the Church says no when it comes to sex but the Church says 'yes', 'yes' because it is a wonderful gift from God but it has to be cared for like all great gifts, like your health, like anything else" - Ron Pirola (emphasis added) ... ... ... "And it's just a way of reaffirming the beauty and sacredness of marriage" - Mavis Pirola


First drive out the Devil, then set to work - Tue 21st Oct, 2014 - Telegraph



Cardinal Burke: The Relatio Synodi



Cardinal Kasper apologizes: journalist says fiasco shows the power of social media - Hilary White - Mon 20th Oct, 2014 - LifeSite





Today's TV (Tuesday) :

National Geographic - 12:00 - Legend of the Holy Spear

National Geographic - 13:00 - Ancient X Files -
A search for Sodom and Gomorrah



20/10/14 (Mon)    >>



'Ite Missa est' (homily of Pope Francis) : Mission Sunday - Closing of Synod on the Family - Beatification of Pope Paul VI - Recall 40th Anniversary of "Humanae Vitae" ... ... ... CONTEXT LACKING IN MEDIA (one of 3 points important for summary document listed by Synod Father Archbishop Paul-André Durocher : It “is the feeling that we could end up responding to the media rather than responding to the actual situation of families in the world. And what we need to be doing is focusing on what we are here about. It is the families and it is the challenges of the Christian families in the context of new evangelization.” - Archbishop Paul-André Durocher) ... ... ... “The Church is pretty much alone in caring for them” - Hard winter looms for Iraq's 'betrayed' Christian refugees - CNA ... ... ... Internet’s impact on families raised at Synod - Vatican Radio ... ... ... Register Radio - Marriage & Family Synod and Parish Communication - N C Register ... ... ... When I Met the Pope and Saw Him Burn with Joy - Austen Ivereigh - Reader's Digest ... ... ... See links at: Irish Bishops, Vatican Radio, The Vatican on You Tube, VIS


Synod14 - Relatio Synodi" of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: " The pastoral challenges on the family in the context of evangelization" ( 5 to 19 October 2014) , 10/18/2014 - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - Bolletino (Bulletin) - Holy See Press Office"

see reports and analysis below ...


Synod approves “relatio synodi”: Remarried divorcees remain a controversial topic - Andrea Tornielli - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Insider - La Stampa



Family synod’s final report leaves controversial questions open - Francis X Rocca - Sun 19th Oct, 2014 - Catholic Herald

see link to the actual report, above ...

Here are some other perspectives from :

John Allen,

Andrea Gagliarducci (CNA), same author (20/10/2014)

John Thavis and,

from the sublime to the ridiculous (COMMENT),

RTÉ, Paddy Agnew on/and the Marian Finucane Show and Morning Ireland

John Allen on Today with Seán O'Rourke

Also :

Archbishop Kurtz urges more transparency at next family synod - Sun 19th Oct, 2014 - CNS (video)

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a statement that he was “grateful that the clarifications and deepening of scriptural and theological reflection shine consistently” through the final report. “Now the real work begins!” (Francis Rocca, Catholic Herald)


Pope Francis speech at the conclusion of the Synod - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Pope highlights twin temptations of "the so-called – today – “traditionalists” and "the so-called “progressives and liberals.”" cf Jer 6:14 ... ... ... Analysis from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ... Archbishop Diarmuid Martin talks to Wendy Grace on iCatholic


Synod14 - Message of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops , 18.10.2014 - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - Bolletino (Bulletin) - Holy See Press Office

News.va (same address, with some context) ... Analysis from Catholic Herald (Francis Rocca)


Synod on the Family: Reports of English language working groups - Emer McCarthy - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

These are comprised of:

Relatio - Circulus Anglicus "A" Moderator: Em.mo Card. Raymond Leo BURKE Relator: S.E. Mons. John Atcherley DEW ... ... ...
Relatio - Circulus Anglicus "B" Moderator: Em.mo Card. Wilfrid Fox NAPIER, O.F.M. Relator: S.E. Mons. Diarmuid MARTIN ... ... ...
Relatio - Circulus Anglicus "C" Moderator: S.E. Mons. Joseph Edward KURTZ Relator: S.E. Mons. Stephen BRISLIN


Cardinal Napier: Synod document highlights all main concerns - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

A tale of 2 synods? ... "the danger of using language loosely" ... audio (Cardinal Napier)


Synod fathers on updating church language [Video] - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - CNS



Cardinal: Synod says no to 'secular agenda' [Video] - Thu 16th Oct, 2014 - CNA

Cardinal Pell


Synod feeds secular agenda hostile to traditional family - Fr Vincent Twomey - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - I Times



I am who I am, says gay priest in property row with his former lover - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - I Independent

"I am who I am." (Exodus 3:14 ... see also John 8:58)


Playing by ‘The Rule’ - Sun 19th Oct, 2014 - N C Register

New documentary chronicles a Benedictine success story at a Newark prep school


Pope Paul VI : of miracle and relics - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Recall : Paul VI’s “miracle” receives medical approval - Vatican Insider (13/12/2013)


The Smoke Of Satan? - Thu 16th Oct, 2014 - Ex Umbris Et Imaginibus



Letters - Science and religion - Mon 20th Oct, 2014 - I Times




19/10/14 (Sun)    >>



'Ite Missa est' (homily of Pope Francis) : Mission Sunday - Closing of Synod on the Family - Beatification of Pope Paul VI - Recall 40th Anniversary of "Humanae Vitae" ... ... ... CONTEXT LACKING IN MEDIA (one of 3 points important for summary document listed by Synod Father Archbishop Paul-André Durocher : It “is the feeling that we could end up responding to the media rather than responding to the actual situation of families in the world. And what we need to be doing is focusing on what we are here about. It is the families and it is the challenges of the Christian families in the context of new evangelization.” - Archbishop Paul-André Durocher) ... ... ... “The Church is pretty much alone in caring for them” - Hard winter looms for Iraq's 'betrayed' Christian refugees - CNA


Synod14 - Relatio Synodi" of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: " The pastoral challenges on the family in the context of evangelization" ( 5 to 19 October 2014) , 10/18/2014 - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - Bolletino (Bulletin) - Holy See Press Office"

see reports and analysis below ...


Family synod’s final report leaves controversial questions open - Francis X Rocca - Sun 19th Oct, 2014 - Catholic Herald

see link to the actual report, above ...

Some other perspectives from :

John Allen,

Andrea Gagliarducci (CNA),

John Thavis and,

from the sublime to the ridiculous (COMMENT),

RTÉ and Paddy Agnew on/and the Marian Finucane Show

Also :

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a statement that he was “grateful that the clarifications and deepening of scriptural and theological reflection shine consistently” through the final report. “Now the real work begins!”


Pope Francis speech at the conclusion of the Synod - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Pope highlights twin temptations of "the so-called – today – “traditionalists” and "the so-called “progressives and liberals.”" cf Jer 6:14 ... ... ... Analysis from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin


Synod14 - Message of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops , 18.10.2014 - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - Bolletino (Bulletin) - Holy See Press Office

News.va (same address, with some context)


Synod on the Family: Reports of English language working groups - Emer McCarthy - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

These are comprised of:

Relatio - Circulus Anglicus "A" Moderator: Em.mo Card. Raymond Leo BURKE Relator: S.E. Mons. John Atcherley DEW ... ... ...
Relatio - Circulus Anglicus "B" Moderator: Em.mo Card. Wilfrid Fox NAPIER, O.F.M. Relator: S.E. Mons. Diarmuid MARTIN ... ... ...
Relatio - Circulus Anglicus "C" Moderator: S.E. Mons. Joseph Edward KURTZ Relator: S.E. Mons. Stephen BRISLIN


Cardinal Napier: Synod document highlights all main concerns - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

A tale of 2 synods? ... "the danger of using language loosely" ... audio


I am who I am, says gay priest in property row with his former lover - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - I Independent

"I am who I am." (Exodus 3:14 ... see also John 8:58)


Playing by ‘The Rule’ - Sun 19th Oct, 2014 - N C Register

New documentary chronicles a Benedictine success story at a Newark prep school


Pope Paul VI : of miracle and relics - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Recall : Paul VI’s “miracle” receives medical approval - Vatican Insider (13/12/2013)




Today's TV (Sunday) :

BBC Two - 16:30 - Restoring England's Heritage -
RTÉ One - 17:15 - All-Island School Choir Competition -
From Armagh's St Patrick's Cathedral



18/10/14 (Sat)    >>



Feast of St Luke (see also below, 'Thinking Anew') ... ... ... Fr Vincent Twomey: Synod feeds secular agenda hostile to traditional family - I Times  (listen also to Cardinal Napier below)


Synod on the Family: Reports of English language working groups - Emer McCarthy - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Cardinal Napier: Synod document highlights all main concerns - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

  A tale of 2 synods?    ... "the danger of using language loosely" ... audio


I am who I am, says gay priest in property row with his former lover - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - I Independent

"I am who I am." (Exodus 3:14 ... see also John 8:58)


Pope Paul VI : of miracle and relics - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Recall : Paul VI’s “miracle” receives medical approval - Vatican Insider (13/12/2013)


Thinking Anew - Compassion – the heart of the ministry of Jesus - Gordon Linney - Sat 18th Oct, 2014 - I Times

St Luke (see also above)




Today's TV (Saturday) :

RTÉ One - 10:10 - Call the Midwife

RTÉ One - 11:15 - Nationwide -
Meeting three people who offered their help to developing countries ahead of Mission Sunday and Mary Fanning visits the 45th Annual Irish Church Music Summer school in Maynooth, where young people are participating in choirs and learning to play the organ. watch
RTÉ One - 15:45 - Father Brown -
Series based on the stories of G K Chesterton's crime solving cleric detective
BBC Two - 19:00 - Restoring England's Heritage -
includes a visit to a dockyard church in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey
National Geographic - 23:00 - I Escaped a Cult -
Four people reveal why they severed their connection to dangerous and brainwashing cults, and what it was like to live in a locked world shrouded in fear and abuse.
BBC Two - 23:15 - The Way -
(2010, General Movie/Drama) Premiere. A conservative American ophthalmologist travels to Europe to recover the body of his deceased son, who died while attempting to make the pilgrimage from France to Spain's Santiago de Compostela. Once there, the ophthalmologist resolves to take the journey, the ancient Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James) himself, in an effort to understand both himself and his late son -- starring Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt and Emilio Estevez, who also directed.



17/10/14 (Fri)    >>

Synod on the Family: Reports of English language working groups - Vatican Radio (Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Cardinal Napier etc.) ... ... ... Today's Synod on the Family press briefing


Synod on the Family: Reports of English language working groups - Emer McCarthy - Fri 17th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

(Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Cardinal Napier etc.)


Today's TV:

RTÉ ONE - 10:55 - Dr Phil - Interview with Michelle Knight, one of the women abducted by Ariel Castro. She has highlighted the need to forgive, linked to the need - common to all of us - to be forgiven
BBC TWO - 1pm - A Taste of my Life - John Barrowman discusses the difficulties of coming out to his family"
Discovery History - 2pm - The Mummy Detective - an examination of the skulls in Cologne Cathedral believed to be those of the Magi
TV3 - 3pm - Emmerdale - topic of online abuse addressed
Discovery History - 6pm - Time Team - searching for a Norman Cathedral under and English school
RTE ONE - 7pm - Nationwide - Meeting three Irish missionaries in advance of Mission Sunday - ALSO includes the 45th Annual Irish Church Music Summer School in Maynooth
BBC THREE - 8pm - Don't drop the baby
Film Four - 9pm - Movie : Dogma (comedy about 2 fallen angels)
History - 11pm - Vikings
UTV - 11:40pm - Movie : Couples Retreat (comedy) "



16/10/14 (Thu)    >>



15/10/14 (Wed)    >>

Feast of St Teresa of Avila ... ... ... Today's readings: What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control" ... ... ... Synod press briefings: Wednesday ... Tuesday ... Monday ... ... ... Catholic Communications Office welcomes RTÉ’s decision to postpone closure of its Longwave transmitter - Irish Bishops"


Cuts at Vatican Radio could leave the world’s poorest worse off - Emer McCarthy - Tue 14th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Synodal fathers meet the Press 2014.10.14 - Tue 14th Oct, 2014 - Vatican [YouTube]



US Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion restrictions - Wed 15th Oct, 2014 - BBC News

The US Supreme Court has blocked key parts of a controversial Texas law enforcing restrictions on abortion.


Letters - Abortion and the law - Wed 15th Oct, 2014 - I Times



Bishops’ synod: intermediary report on marriage and homosexuality causes perplexity - Wed 15th Oct, 2014 - Turtle Bay and Beyond

Today's TV :

Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Discovery History - 09:00 - Time Team - Search for Anglo-Saxon monastery of St Hilda
Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Discovery History - 10:00 - Time Team - Includes the discovery of part of a monastic hospital
Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Discovery History - 18:00 - Time Team - Investigation of Downpatrick
Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Discovery Science - 23:00 - The Unexplained Files - A participant in the exorcism that inspired the movie The Exorcist reveals his experience


Please pray for Fr Rory Brady who was due to undergo surgery, this morning



14/10/14 (Tue)    >>

Declaration of the director of the Holy See Press Office on behalf of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops : Vatican City, 2014 (VIS) – The General Secretariat of the Synod, in response to reactions and discussions following the publication of the Relatio post disceptationem, and the fact that often a value has been attributed to the document that does not correspond to its nature, reiterates that it is a working document, which summarises the interventions and debate of the first week, and is now being offered for discussion by the members of the Synod gathered in the Small Groups, in accordance with the Regulations of the Synod.""



13/10/14 (Mon)    >>

“We didn’t even have to talk about it” : 'Doctors wanted me to have abortion at 23 weeks - but look at my little girl now' - Irish Mirror : “It was one of those things we would never have even considered. It didn’t even enter our thoughts.” ... ... ... But Comment : More abortion shenanigans from Newstalk, and of course, the Irish Times ... ... ... Autumn 2014 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concludes in Maynooth - Irish Bishops : New President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference : Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland - Synod on the Family - World Communications Day 2015 - Day for Life 2014 - Prayers for persecuted Christians - Rosary Sunday - RTÉ’s decision to cease broadcasting on its LW transmitter (Bishops crtical of RTÉ's decision) [Serving its audience – especially a marginal audience – should be the priority for the national public service broadcaster. RTÉ’s decision to close its Longwave 252 transmitter from 27 October on the grounds of cost, the environment and due to obsolete technology, will mean the end of broadcasting of worship programmes on this frequency. It is also likely that the short-notice given by RTÉ will result in a net loss of listenership. Bishops are concerned that the audience affected will be mostly rural, older, less well-off, living in the North of Ireland, as well as the elderly Irish in Britain. Bishops ask RTÉ to consider postponing it decision and to undertake an audience survey ... "]"


Baby survives after being trapped under dead father for days - Mon 13th Oct, 2014 - Newstalk



Breakfast - Interview with Dr Tony Holohan - Mon 13th Oct, 2014 - Newstalk [Audio]

From 5 mins 10 secs into the audio until 14 mins - the interview was on the topic of ebola ...
From 14 mins until 18 mins 25 secs - the interview was on the topic of the abortion of terminally ill children and the reporting by Katie Hannon on Prime Time that Dr Sam Coulter Smith had written to Dr Holohan to tell him about incidents of abortions being initiated in the UK but not completed until the mothers and their unborn children had returned home to Ireland ...

Comment : At 16 mins 50 secs there is an outrageous attempt by Newstalk, Newstalk Breakfast and Chris Donohoe in particular to get Dr Tony Holohan, the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, to utter a soundbite comparing 'inaction' on ebola with (what is being misrepresented in a pejorative way as) 'inaction' on legalising the abortion of terminally ill children - a soundbite which the station would no doubt have used repeatedly in its ongoing campaign to legalise this brutal murder of a vulnerable group of innocent people.


British woman who killed her disabled children will not face murder trial - Mon 13th Oct, 2014 - Newstalk



Majority of voters want abortion law liberalised - Mon 13th Oct, 2014 - I Times

Comment : Another misleading front page headline from the I Times - even though, in this case, it relates to their own poll ... The Journal's more accurate headline reads: Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland’s abortion laws should be liberalised


The gay divide - Sat 11th Oct, 2014 - Economist

Under the section 'Human Rights' (comment : misleadingly so)


Rockstar’s ex speaks out against abortion in Dublin - Mon 13th Oct, 2014 - Catholic Ireland



The vocation and the mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world: theme of the next Synod - Mon 13th Oct, 2014 - VIS

Synod on Family: Midterm report presented, 2015 Synod announced - Vatican Radio


Relatio post disceptationem: listen to the family and discuss pastoral perspectives, with a gaze fixed on Christ - Mon 13th Oct, 2014 - VIS



Coptic Christian landmark church restored in Cairo - Sat 11th Oct, 2014 - BBC News



Friday's Faith in the Media - FMA



Mass - Most Rev Philip Boyce OCD, Bishop of Raphoe - Sun 12th Oct, 2014 - RTÉ ONE

500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila


Catholic schools seeking end to 'unjust' treatment by State - Mon 13th Oct, 2014 - I Independent



The Miracle of the Sun in Fatima October 13, 1917

The 13th Day (movie)


Today's TV

Monday 13 October 2014 - Sky Movies Family - 14:45 - Movie: The Prince of Egypt (animated) - Moses
Monday 13 October 2014 - Channel 4 - 21:00 - 24 Hours in Police Custody - paedophilia and Luton's Safeguarding Investigation Unit



12/10/14 (Sun)    >>

Mass celebrated today by Most Rev Philip Boyce OCD, Bishop of Raphoe, for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila - RTÉ ONE / RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW 252 at 11 PM ... Pro Life Campaign criticises ‘extremely biased’ media - I Times (PLC Conference)


Friday's Faith in the Media - Fri 10th Oct, 2014 - Family and Media Association


Today's TV

Sunday 12 October 2014 - BBC One - 10:00 - Sunday Morning Live - Ebola and Is Pope Francis a revolutionary?
Sunday 12 October 2014 - RTÉ One - 11:00 - Mass - Most Rev Philip Boyce OCD, Bishop of Raphoe ... for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila

Sunday 12 October 2014 - BBC One - 16:15 - Songs of Praise - The Venerable Bede
Sunday 12 October 2014 - BBC Four - 20:00 - Rome: A History of the Eternal City



11/10/14 (Sat)    >>

Yesterday's Faith in the Media


Thinking Anew - Presumption is a sin against hope - Sat 11th Oct, 2014 - Irish Times

WEEKEND TV :

Saturday 11 October 2014 - Discovery History - 09:00 - Time Team - An archeological investigation of Downpatrick
Saturday 11 October 2014 - RTÉ One - 10:15 - Call the Midwife
Saturday 11 October 2014 - RTÉ One - 15:45 - Father Brown ( GK Chesterton )

Sunday 12 October 2014 - BBC One - 10:00 - Sunday Morning Live - Ebola and Is Pope Francis a revolutionary?
Sunday 12 October 2014 - RTÉ One - 11:00 - Mass - Most Rev Philip Boyce OCD, Bishop of Raphoe ... for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila

Sunday 12 October 2014 - BBC One - 16:15 - Songs of Praise - The Venerable Bede
Sunday 12 October 2014 - BBC Four - 20:00 - Rome: A History of the Eternal City



10/10/14 (Fri)    >>

TODAY Oct 10th : NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR CHILDREN ... ... ... ❤️ 'To ponder his death and his life eternally' (Mary Black) : Martina Purdy to leave BBC NI for new life in religious congregation !!! ❤️ ... ... ... Family synod: Married couple ask Pope to clear up ‘confusion’ on contraception - Catholic Herald ... ... ... COMMENT : 'There will be hell to pay' (Peter Boylan) : On Newstalk Breakfast this morning Peter Boylan continued his (and the media's) campaign for abortion, here in Ireland, of very sick, terminally ill unborn children. This followed the revelation of the contents of a letter by the Master of the Rotunda Sam Coulter Smith on last night's Prime Time (Studio discussion involving Caroline Simons and Peter Boylan [Note : Caroline Simons' robust attack on Peter Boylan and on RTÉ Prime Times' imbalanced abortion campaigning] | Report: by Katie Hannon | includes contributions from Niamh Uí Bhriain | Report introduced by Miriam O'Callaghan) | Coverage also on Morning Ireland and Morning Edition's paper review ... ... ... COMMENT : Excellent response to Patsy McGarry's question at the Synod (below) | Note the less than obvious link between the attack on terminally ill unborn babies by the Irish media and rogue doctors, on the one hand, and Synod14, Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI and the process that will lead to his beatification, on the other!


Marriage as a Place of the Growth of the Human Person - Pontifical Council on the Family

Second day of the Synod’s debate. Among the many proposals: committed renewal to accompanying married couples


Cardinal says Catholic Church will never bless gay marriage - Thu 9th Oct, 2014 - Reuters



Inside the Synod - Highlights from Day 4 - Thu 9th Oct, 2014 - Salt and Light



29-year-old terminally ill woman and right-to-die campaigner moves to Oregon for assisted suicide - Thu 9th Oct, 2014 - RTE

COMMENT : This, apparently, is considered a news item in Ireland and yet the trial of mass murderer Kermit Gosnell in the US was all but ignored by the world's mainstream media. It was even ignored by the United States' own media. The publically funded RTÉ #groupthink would seem to dictate what stories are news, depending on their usefulness for advancing RTÉ's own private agenda (RTÉ eventually relented on the Gosnell Story)


Synod seeks to model God's marriage of justice and mercy - Fri 10th Oct, 2014 - News.va



SYNOD - Today's Press briefing - Fri 10th Oct, 2014 - Vatican [YouTube]

COMMENT : Note the question on Humanae Vitae by Patsy McGarry of the Irish Times, and the excellent response by two lay representatives ... ... ...

Listen back, also, to this Vatican Radio interview on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae ... ... ...

and read Paul VI’s “miracle” receives medical approval - Vatican Insider (13/12/2013)

This healing was perfectly in line with the magisterium of Paul VI, who wrote the 'Humanae Vitae' in defence of human life, but also in defence of the family because the document talks about conjugal love, not just about unborn life. This healing fits in with Montini’s way of thinking." - Postulator of Paul VI’s cause, Fr. Antonio Marrazzo"


Vatican synod should be ‘based on gospel’ - Private secretary to Pope Benedict says solutions ‘should not be oriented on spirit of times’ - Fri 10th Oct, 2014 - Irish Times

COMMENT : 'spirit of times' = 'zeitgeist' in German


WHO in Sierra Leone: Horrendous scenes of suffering among Ebola victims - Fri 10th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Synod issues message to families in conflict zones - Fri 10th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio



Holy See at UN laments health policies detrimental to the unborn - Fri 10th Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio


WEEKEND TV :

Saturday 11 October 2014 - Discovery History - 09:00 - Time Team - An archeological investigation of Downpatrick
Saturday 11 October 2014 - RTÉ One - 10:15 - Call the Midwife
Saturday 11 October 2014 - RTÉ One - 15:45 - Father Brown

Sunday 12 October 2014 - RTÉ One - 11:00 - Mass - Most Rev Philip Boyce OCD, Bishop of Raphoe ... for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila

Sunday 12 October 2014 - BBC One - 16:15 - Songs of Praise - The Venerable Bede
Sunday 12 October 2014 - BBC Four - 20:00 - Rome: A History of the Eternal City



09/10/14 (Thu)    >>

TODAY is the optional memorial of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (Cor ❤️ ad ❤️ cor loquitur) ... ... ...
DAY 4: Synod Press Briefing at noon ... ... ...
TODAY'S TV: Discovery History - 16:00 - Time Team - The excavation of a medieval cathedral destroyed by Henry VIII ... ... ... Brazilian couple to Synod14: natural family planning has an unfair reputation for being ineffective, because badly taught and used ... ... ... The meaning of the expression 'step by step', at the Synod ... ... ... Synod: the Church, a place for families in crisis - Vatican Radio ... ... ... Watch Nationwide special on Lourdes ... ... ... Archbishop Paglia: We Are in a ‘De-Familied’ Society - N C Register ... ... ... World Communications Day focuses on family - Catholic Ireland ... ... ... Robust debate is welcome but such a lack of balance is wrong - Cathal Barry - Irish Catholic


Northern Ireland abortion law: public consultation on proposed changes - Wed 8th Oct, 2014 - BBC News



Nationwide - Wed 8th Oct, 2014 - RTE One

LOURDES PROGRAMME
'This is a Nationwide special from Lourdes where we joined the 65th Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage'


African archbishop frankly criticizes Western attitudes at synod - Wed 8th Oct, 2014 - N C Reporter



The synod's key twist: The sudden return of gradualism - John Allen - Wed 8th Oct, 2014 - Crux



Call for Australian inquiry into commerical surrogacy - Thu 9th Oct, 2014 - RTE News




08/10/14 (Wed)    >>



07/10/14 (Tue)    >>



06/10/14 (Mon)    >>



05/10/14 (Sun)    >>

DAY FOR LIFE 2014, TODAY SUNDAY 5th October ... ... ... Building a culture of life – homily for ‘Day for Life’ Sunday by Archbishop Eamon Martin - Irish Bishops ... .. ... Homily of Pope Francis for opening of Synod on Family ... ... ... Pope : "A bible in every family" - Sunday Angelus : the family needs to be nurtured by ❤️ the Word of God ❤️ ... ... ... The Importance of prayer (the Rosary) in bereavement support for children was (inadvertently) highlighted in a report on RTE Radio One Morning Ireland on Friday (just before 8am). ... ... ... But, Clare Daly says Dail prayer "offensive" and has no place in modern Ireland - I Times. COMMENT : Jesus, mercy! See Matthew 11:6 etc.


ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN PREVIEWS SYNOD ON THE FAMILY - Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 - iCatholic

Synod on the family - Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Fr Vincent Twomey – Open Letter to the Synod on the Family - Wed 30th Sep, 2014 - Spirit Radio

"... how countercultural Christian marriage is; above all how countercultural chastity is" - Fr Vincent Twomey ... MP3 ... RSS (Spirit Radio)


Synod to tackle wide range of challenges to modern families - Breda O'Brien - Sun 4th Oct, 2014 - I Times

The 'craic' is not always endearing - Brendan O'Regan - Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Media review


Saturday with Brian Dowling - Sat 4th Oct, 2014 - RTE Radio One

** Strongly pro-life statements made on this programme, by South Leitrim / Roscommon by-election candidate Des Guckian : "Abortion is a smear on the good name of this country" - Des Guckian (15 mins 33 secs into broadcast)


The ‘obedience of faith’ binds every Catholic, from the Pope in Rome, to lay faithful in their parish church - Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 - Catholic Voice

Pope to CCEE: The healing power of Jesus for Europe and families - Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

The Late Late Show - Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 - RTE ONE

IncInterview with John and Diane Foley, parents of murdered journalist James (Jim) Foley


Faith in the Media - Wed 1st Oct, 2014 - FMA

Archbishop Celli: family is where we learn to communicate - Vatican Radio / News.va ... Family is theme for 2015 Social Communications Day - Vatican Radio (SEE Monday) ... Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - Tue 7th October : Special Celebration in St. Bernadette’s Parish, Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 at 8 PM (Rosary, Adoration, reflection and song - Dana, Fr. James Kelleher) ... Newstalk : Lunchtime - ABORTION PROPAGANDA SCANDAL


Faith in the Media - Mon 29th Sep, 2014 - FMA

Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love - Vatican Press Office : theme for next year's World Communications Day, Sun 17th May 2015 (In Ireland, Feast of the Ascension)


The Saturday Night Show - Sat 4th Oct, 2014 - RTE ONE

Includes an interview with an Irish couple who decided to go to England to have a termination when they found out that their unborn baby had a terminal medical condition. The couple want to have abortion introduced into Ireland for other couples facing similar circumstances ... Read Ronan Mullen TWITTER comment ... SEE also Wednesday's Faith in the Media (link above) for background


Marian Finucane - Sun 5th Oct, 2014 - RTE Radio One

Marian Finnucane, Paddy Agnew, Gemma Hussey et al ... COMMENT : Re : The synod on the Family : Quite a cynical and typically homogenous discussion on a Catholic topic, by RTE and its commentariat where their #groupthink is, as ever, evident. ... Excellent, accurate TWITTER contributions from Michael Kelly and scary_biscuits


This Week - Sun 5th Oct, 2014 - RTE Radio One

Interview with Bishop John McAreavey of Dromore about the conditions in direct provision centres ... SEE also Irish Bishops


#dayforlife - TWITTER

Also : synod14 - TWITTER



04/10/14 (Sat)    >>

The Importance of prayer (the Rosary) in bereavement support for children was (inadvertently) highlighted in a report on RTE Radio One Morning Ireland yesterday (just before 8am). ... But, Clare Daly says Dail prayer "offensive and has no place in modern Ireland - I Times. COMMENT : Jesus, mercy! See Matthew 11:6 etc. ... On Morning Ireland, Joe Little reported on the Synod on the Family (SEE also Vatican Radio and below), which is about to begin in Rome. (the report includes clips from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Gina Menzies and David Quinn. Listen to Fr Vincent Twomey, below)


ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN PREVIEWS SYNOD ON THE FAMILY - Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 - iCatholic

Synod on the family - Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Fr Vincent Twomey – Open Letter to the Synod on the Family - Wed 30th Sep, 2014 - Spirit Radio

"... how countercultural Christian marriage is; above all how countercultural chastity is" - Fr Vincent Twomey ... MP3 ... RSS (Spirit Radio)


The 'craic' is not always endearing - Brendan O'Regan - Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Media review


The ‘obedience of faith’ binds every Catholic, from the Pope in Rome, to lay faithful in their parish church - Thu 2nd Oct, 2014 - Catholic Voice

Pope to CCEE: The healing power of Jesus for Europe and families - Fri 3rd Oct, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Faith in the Media - Wed 1st Oct, 2014 - FMA

Archbishop Celli: family is where we learn to communicate - Vatican Radio / News.va ... Family is theme for 2015 Social Communications Day - Vatican Radio (SEE Monday) ... Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - Tue 7th October : Special Celebration in St. Bernadette’s Parish, Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 at 8 PM (Rosary, Adoration, reflection and song - Dana, Fr. James Kelleher) ... Newstalk : Lunchtime - ABORTION PROPAGANDA SCANDAL


Faith in the Media - Mon 29th Sep, 2014 - FMA

Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love - Vatican Press Office : theme for next year's World Communications Day, Sun 17th May 2015 (In Ireland, Feast of the Ascension)



03/10/14 (Fri)    >>

The Importance of prayer (the Rosary) in bereavement support for children was (inadvertently) highlighted in a report on RTE Radio One Morning Ireland today (just before 8am). ... But, Clare Daly says Dail prayer "offensive and has no place in modern Ireland - I Times. COMMENT : Jesus, mercy! See Matthew 11:6 etc. ... On Morning Ireland, Joe Little reported on the Synod on the Family, which is about to begin in Rome. (the report includes clips from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Gina Menzies and David Quinn)


Fr Vincent Twomey – Open Letter to the Synod on the Family - Wed 30th Sep, 2014 - Spirit Radio

MP3 ... RSS (Spirit Radio)



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01/10/14 (Wed)    >>

Archbishop Celli: family is where we learn to communicate - Vatican Radio / News.va ... Family is theme for 2015 Social Communications Day - Vatican Radio (SEE Monday) ... Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - Tue 7th October : Special Celebration in St. Bernadette’s Parish, Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 at 8 PM (Rosary, Adoration, reflection and song - Dana, Fr. James Kelleher)


Prime Time - What can the Government do to combat crippling childcare costs? - RTÉ One

COMMENT: Another groupthink / propaganda driven title / report. Any lessons learned from the Father Kevin Reynolds affair are now a distant memory. In the subsequent panel discussion, Marc Coleman makes good points about tax individualization and the value of the work of women in the home, in particular.


Lunchtime - Wed 1st Oct, 2014 - Newstalk

Peter Boylan on unborn children diagnosed with a terminal illness


Lunchtime - 'We had to leave him in the boot - it was heartbreaking' - Tue 30th Sep, 2014 - Newstalk

COMMENT: ('Fatal foetal abnormality') The deliberate killing propaganda continued on Newstalk yesterday. Listen also to yesterday's Newstalk Breakfast (48 mins in) and Monday's Newstalk Lunchtime. Incredibly, the Monday interview was also run as a news item on Newstalk afternoon news broadcasts. Newstalk would appear to have abandoned any pretensions of being a news station in order to become a campaigning station, a macabre 'grim reaper' voice for death, so to speak. What a sad perversion of genuine talent.


Don't dump gran in a care home, urged Pope: Francis says practice of putting elderly into care is form of 'hidden euthanasia' - Wed 1st Oct, 2014 - Mail

LifeNews (29/9/2014)


Six-One News - Bishop pays tribute to nuns killed in car crash - Tue 30th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ News

Young sexual offenders move from downloading images to sexually harming children - Wed 1st Oct, 2014 - Journal

COMMENT: The vast majority of sexual abuse takes place in the family and the broader family circle. This has ALWAYS been the case. Clerical sexual abuse -- while utterly reprehensibe -- accounts for only a tiny minority of all abuse cases. These facts continue to be obscured, to a greater or lesser extent, in today's reporting ... See also RTÉ, I Times, I Independent and Newstalk


Average age of brides and grooms rises by nine years since 1978 - CSO - Tue 30th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ



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29/9/14 (Mon)    >>

Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love - Vatican Press Office : theme for next year's World Communications Day, Sun 17th May 2015 (In Ireland, Feast of the Ascension)


Communicating the family: a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love - Mon 29th Sep, 2014 - VIS

The Right Hook - Part 1 - Mon 29th Sep, 2014 - Newstalk

Newstalk : Lunchtime ('Fatal foetal abnormality') / COMMENT: Why are people expressing surprise at the idea of a foetus being put in a box? (Listen to George Hook) ... It is, in fact, perfectly consistent with the logic of abortion and our throwaway culture. Recall the Amanda Holden story below.


Amanda Holden on NHS "burning babies" scandal: Hospitals heated wards with fetal remains - parents thought they were cremated - Mon 24th Mar, 2014 - Mirror

COMMENT: This story was hardly reported at all in the Irish media, last March.


Irish granny addresses Pope Francis - Mon 29th Sep, 2014 - I Independent

Catherine Wiley, Catholic Grandparents Association


Incest and pornography: more similar than we think - Mon 29th Sep, 2014 - Mercatornet

Incest remains taboo, but pornography also corrupts marriages and families


Celebrating the Archangels: 7 things to know and share - Sun 28th Sep, 2014 - N C Register


28/9/14 (Sun)    >>



27/9/14 (Sat)    >>

Bishops ask faithful to support worldwide day of prayer on Sunday for the Synod of Bishops on the Family - Irish Bishops ... Holy See Scolds UN Committee - Turtle Bay and Beyond


Pope sends clear, strong message on sex abuse - Francis gives go-ahead for archbishop to be tried on paedophilia charges - Fri 26th Sep, 2014 - Paddy Agnew - I Times

"... there is no doubt that, in their different ways, both John Paul II and Benedict attempted to confront the problem of clerical sex abuse. Yet ..." ... ... ... See also Joaquín Navarro-Valls - La Repubblica: "...the decision of Pope Bergoglio ... is the logical consequence of acts initiated by his predecessors" (Thu 25/9 - Italian)


Legal and political considerations may lie behind removal of surrogacy plans - Ruadhán Mac Cormaic - Fri 26th Sep, 2014 - I Times

See below


News at One - Child and Family Relationship Bill published - RTÉ's Political Correspondent Martina Fitzgerald looks at the new legislation - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

The Bill was to be discussed on RTÉ Prime Time, but this item was later cancelled ... See below ... Read, also David Quinn on TWITTER


Her Body, Our Babies - Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 - RTÉ One

[REPEAT] ... "Documentary following a couple as they travel to India to meet the surrogate mother who will enable them to start their own family." / COMMENT: Ironically, on the RTÉ website immediately following this piece of pro-surrogacy spin, the next words we read are "MORE FROM FACTUAL" / COMMENT: #GROUPTHINK ... See also these responses from Sinéad Ryan - I Independent : "disturbing and unpleasant" and Donum Vitae ... ... ... RTÉ One broadcasted a separate item on surrogacy in 'Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India' on Sun 21 Sep at 16:50


The Late Late Show - Fri 26th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ One

The Rosary and Medjugorje discussed in an interview with Kelly McDonagh Mongan and her family


Liveline - Fri 26th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

The call for a forensic examination of the Tuam mother and baby home / SEE below I Times efforts to salvage its reputation ... ... ... There was a short discussion about obscene language and obviously anti-social behaviour on Tuesday (23/9)


Tuam mother and baby home: the trouble with the septic tank story - Catherine Corless’s research revealed that 796 children died at St Mary’s. She now says the nature of their burial has been widely misrepresented - Sat 7th Jun, 2014 - I Times

[ RECALL ]


Media exaggerated horror tale at Irish orphanage - Mon 23rd Jun, 2014 - Associated Press

[ RECALL ]


Francis Gives 3 Guidelines to Focolare Movement - Fri 26th Sep, 2014 - Zenit

Listen also to: 'Pope meets leaders of the international Focolari movement' - Vatican Radio


Thursday's Faith in the Media - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - FMA

Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God's Creation - Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley ... Lord Patten outlines vision for reform of Vatican communications - Vatican Radio ... Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) upholds complaint against sexually "exploitative" ad - ASAI ( See also [ the predictable ] media reaction, below, and PLEASE TAKE PART IN THE ASAI 'Review of the Manual of Advertising Self-Regulation including the Code of Standards for Advertising, Promotional and Direct Marketing in Ireland' [ SURVEY ] )


News At One - Drogheda sacristan's hunger strike enters its fourth day - Elaine Keogh speaks to Declan Hanratty about his protest over the closure of the Dominican Church in Drogheda - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Later... with Jools Holland - Fri 26th Sep, 2014 - BBC

Includes quick references by Marianne Faithfull first to her dislike of the media and, later, to what she herself described as very "anti-family" comments


Entertainment - Tubridy rules out BBC move as Montrose goes silent on Mooney future - Fri 26th Sep, 2014 - I Independent


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25/9/14 (Thu)    >>

Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God's Creation - Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley ... Lord Patten outlines vision for reform of Vatican communications - Vatican Radio ... Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) upholds complaint against sexually "exploitative" ad - ASAI ( See also [ the predictable ] media reaction, below, and PLEASE TAKE PART IN THE ASAI 'Review of the Manual of Advertising Self-Regulation including the Code of Standards for Advertising, Promotional and Direct Marketing in Ireland' [ SURVEY ] )


Antiques Road Trip - today at 4:30 PM - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - BBC ONE

"Christina finds out the story behind the 400-year-old hand of a Catholic saint."


Pressure is on to repeal our pro-life amendment - David Quinn - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Socialist TDs call for ‘medieval’ 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - Journal

"Ruth Coppinger and Joe Higgins will introduce the Bill (today), with support from pro-choice groups ROSA and the Abortion Rights Campaign."


Why resistance remains among black Democrats for gay marriage - Wed 24th Sep, 2014 - Washington Post (blog)

'A significant chunk of African Americans say Democrats are "too willing to accept same sex marriage"'


Support for gay marriage dips below 50 percent in Pew study - Mon 22nd Sep, 2014 - Reuters

"The survey also found that 47 percent of Americans believe wedding-related businesses, such as caterers and florists, should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons." ... See also Salon


Farming special - Day 3: Majority of farmers in favour of gay marriage - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - I Examiner

Reported on Newstalk Breakfast paper review


Pope urges action to fight Ebola - Wed 24th Sep, 2014 - I Independent

Complaint: Newbridge Silverware - Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 - Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI)

COMMENT: PLEASE ADD YOUR VOICE to this 'Review of the Manual of Advertising Self-Regulation including the Code of Standards for Advertising, Promotional and Direct Marketing in Ireland'


Down with this sort of thing (even if it offends just one Irish person) - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - Herald

See above


Style - Roz Purcell's Newbridge ad banned for being 'exploitative' ... after just one complaint - Wed 24th Sep, 2014 - I Independent

See above


Committee on the Rights of the Child Intent on Promoting Abortion - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - Turtle Bay and Beyond

"Below is one of the worst recommendations to ever come out of a UN committee"


Don't Be 'Soap Bubble' Christians, Pope Exhorts in Morning Homily - Warns Against Vanity and Being Beautiful Only for a Second - Thu 25th Sep, 2014 - Zenit

"Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!" ... Also, compare with Cardinal Seán O'Malley, above



24/9/14 (Wed)    >>


The Men with Many Wives - tonight at 10pm - Wed 24th Sep, 2014 - Channel 4

"This revealing documentary explores the world of polygamous marriages among British Muslims. While polygamy is illegal under British law, it is permitted under Sharia law, and while it's unusual, some estimate that there are as many as 20,000 polygamous marriages among Muslims in the UK today."


Her Body, Our Babies - Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 - RTÉ One

"Documentary following a couple as they travel to India to meet the surrogate mother who will enable them to start their own family." (!)



23/9/14 (Tue)    >>

Heartless


Prime Time - Draft report on Ms Y case - Mon 22nd Sep, 2014 - RTÉ One

COMMENT: (Heartless) Another piece of sloppy, heartless abortion propaganda from RTÉ Prime Time. How is it possible for a mother and journalist to look at a baby (the baby who along with her mother is at the heart of the Y case, the baby who, along with her mother, in fact, is the heart of the Y case) and not see her, and not see the baby! How?


Yesterday's Faith in the Media - Mon 22nd Sep, 2014 - FMA

** IMPORTANT ... Mother who refused abortion after her waters broke at 16 weeks gives birth to 'miracle' baby boy... after amniotic fluid REPLENISHES itself in the womb - Daily Mail ... Day for Life 2014: Protect and Cherish Life #livelife - Irish Bishops ... Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults - Irish Bishops


Health agencies constrained by abortion legislation - draft report - Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 - RTÉ

! COMMENT : We are all constrained by laws. Thank God that the Health agencies, in this instance, were constrained by laws. Otherwise a baby, an innocent baby, would now be dead and innocent blood would be on the hands of all


Your children will ask you what you did to defend life, says bishop - Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 - Catholic Herald

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury


Poll based on reality of abortion law would paint entirely different picture says PLC - Sun 21st Sep, 2014 - PLC

"My concern is not with today’s poll results but with the unbelievably one-sided debate that is going on in the media at present on this issue. It is a pretend debate not a real one." - Cora Sherlock


Woman at centre of abortion row ‘sad, depressed but not suicidal’ - Eilish O'Regan - Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 - I Independent

Truth has 'power of attraction,' Pope says to religious leaders - Sun 21st Sep, 2014 - CNA

“The more men and women are at the service of others,” he said, “the greater their freedom!”


APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO TIRANA (ALBANIA) - Sun 21st Sep, 2014 - Vatican.va

"With the power of the Gospel and the example of your ancestors and the martyrs, you know how to say “No” to the idolatry of money – “No” to the idolatry of money! –, “No” to the false freedom of individualism, “No” to addiction and to violence; you also know how to say “Yes” to a culture of encounter and of solidarity, “Yes” to the beauty that is inseparable from the good and the true; “Yes” to a life lived with great enthusiasm and at the same time faithful in little things. In this way, you will build a better Albania and a better world, in the footsteps of your ancestors." ... SEE Archbishop Eamon Martin


Catholic Radio and Television Network newsletter - September 2014 - CRTN

The Right Hook - Mon 22nd Sep, 2014 - Newstalk

Paddy Agnew on Pope Francis and marriage ... COMMENT: One of the most notable features of this interview was the remarkable failure, on the part of Paddy Agnew in particular to distinguish between nullity and divorce, a distinction which should be understood by everyone, even at the civil level


TV - Her Body, Our Babies - Tonight at 10:35 PM - Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 - RTÉ One

"Documentary following a couple as they travel to India to meet the surrogate mother who will enable them to start their own family" (RTÉ website) ... COMMENT: Another example of the customary propaganda which appears on the website of the publically funded State broadcaster



22/9/14 (Mon)    >>

Mother who refused abortion after her waters broke at 16 weeks gives birth to 'miracle' baby boy... after amniotic fluid REPLENISHES itself in the womb - Mail ... Day for Life 2014: Protect and Cherish Life #livelife - Irish Bishops ... Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults - Irish Bishops


UN Day of Peace homily 2014 - Sun 21st Sep, 2014 - http://militarychaplaincy.ie

From RTÉ MASS (21 Sep, 2014) ... Listen back here ... "Croke Park could be filled thirty or forty time over by the amount of people who have left their homes in Iraq and Syria." - Fr Robert McCabe [Programme produced by Rosemary Lucero, Instruments of Peace]


Lord Patten chairs first meeting of Vatican media commission - Mon 22nd Sep, 2014 - Catholic Herald

‘Named Person is ultimate insult to loving parents’ - Thu 18th Sep, 2014 - The Christian Institute


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20/9/14 (Sat)    >>


Faith in the Media - Fri 19th Sep, 2014

The 'Walk to Church' initiative - THIS Sunday 21st Sep


‘Walk to Mass’ in solidarity with Iraq’s Christians - Sat 20th Sep, 2014 - Catholic Ireland


19/9/14 (Fri)    >>

Prayer service this Sunday 21st Sep, UN International Day of Peace 2014 @ 9:30 AM, UN Veterans Garden at Arbour Hill followed by Walk to Church (in solidarity with the Christians of Iraq) for Mass at 10:00 AM with Bishop Eamonn Walsh ... Mass from the RTÉ studios at 11 AM on Sunday 21st Sep - with "Fr Robert McCabe, Chaplain to the Irish Defence Forces, marks the UN International Day of Peace from the studios. Featuring an international congregation of Irish, Iraqi, Argentinean, Australian, Philippino, Swiss, British, German, Polish and Icelandic people offering their prayers in a variety of languages." (source : RTÉ)



18/9/14 (Thu)    >>

Listen to a clip from yesterday's Morning Ireland on All Hallows; then, read the revealing discussion which ensued on TWITTER.


Morning Ireland - All Hallows seeking partners or sale of campus - Wed 17th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Fr Patrick McDevitt, President of All Hallows College, discusses the proposed sale of the campus at Gracepark Road in Drumcondra


Yesterday (Wednesday)

Gardasil ... BBC: 'Ireland's Lost Babies' ... Christy May testimony


Tuesday

"I met great joy. I met people who had come through with a great sense of hope" ... "They have done great things, the Sisters of Charity ... there are great things in Ireland done by the nuns"


Monday

'Prison to praise' ... Cardinal George


Council of Cardinals focuses on family, peace, justice - Wed 17th Sep, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Important announcements expected regarding the statutes and membership of the Commission for the Protection of Minors ... First meeting of the Commission on Vatican Media to convene on 23rd Sep, 2014


Abortion regulations to be published on Friday - Kenny - Wed 17th Sep, 2014 - I Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is expected to publish abortion regulations on Friday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. ... COMMENT : Note, in this article, the amazing invisibility of a baby, baby 'Hope' (where the Irish Times and An Taoiseach are concerned!) There was a time when members of the pro-life movement used to identify the unborn child as having a 'PR problem' - you could not see or hear her. It seems that the IT and the Taoiseach would like - as far as they are able - to extend this PR problem from unborn to born babies. ... SEE Oireachtas (debates - Wed 17 Sep, 2014)


Deanery changes in Dublin Archdiocese to increase the role of lay people in Diocesan Planning - Wed 17th Sep, 2014 - Irish Bishops


17/9/14 (Wed)    >>

Gardasil HPV Cancer vaccine warning (I Examiner - August 2010)


Christy May (interview) - Mon 15th Sep, 2014 - Spirit Radio

This World - Ireland's Lost Babies - today @ 9 PM - Wed 17th Sep, 2014 - BBC TWO

Documentary - "Martin Sixsmith goes on a journey to investigate the Irish Catholic Church's role in an adoption trade which saw thousands of illegitimate children taken from their mothers and sent abroad, often with donations to the Church flowing in the other direction". ... "With no one willing to help and information scarce, for some it feels like after all these years the Catholic Church is still trying to keep them apart." (Source : BBC website) ... Also on RTÉ ONE - 22:15 - Thu 18th Sep, 2014 - and on BBC TWO - 23:20 - Thu 18th Sep, 2014



16/9/14 (Tue)    >>

"I met great joy. I met people who had come through with a great sense of hope" ... "They have done great things, the Sisters of Charity ... there are great things in Ireland done by the nuns" - Marie Louise O'Donnell reporting on Hope House on Today with Seán O'Rourke - RTÉ Radio One ... Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds - Daily Mail ... Catholic body insists its schools are 'most inclusive' - I Independent ... and listen to Joe Humphreys (I Times) on Today with Seán O'Rourke


Faith in the Media (yesterday) - Mon 15th Sep, 2014 - Family and Media Association

COMMENT : Important - Includes a significant article by Francis Cardinal George


Today with Seán O'Rourke - Latin Mass - Mon 15th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio 1

"Paddy O'Gorman attened Mass at St. Kevin's Church, Harrington Street in Dublin"


The World Over Live - Thu 11th Sep, 2014 - EWTN

"HEADLINES, plus: BILL DONOHUE, president of the Catholic League, on the controversy over the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade and the reason for the Catholic League's decision NOT to march in next year's event. CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Global Human Rights on the joint House hearing on the ISIS genocide against Christians and Minorities in Syria and Iraq. HARRY CONNICK, JR, MORGAN FREEMAN AND ASHLEY JUDD in a special preview of the new family film, Dolphin Tale 2."


Theresa Heaney (Mothers’ Alliance Ireland) – HPV Vaccination [Podcast] - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - Spirit Radio

Maureen Fitzgerald – Mary’s Meals Backpack Project - Sat 6th Sep, 2014 - Spirit Radio

Support for Christians in Iraq and the Middle East - Mon 15th Sep, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Addressing the John Carroll Society - Fri 12th Sep, 2014 - Cardinal Seán's Blog

Cardinal Seán O'Malley: "We are very pleased that Msgr. Robert Oliver was appointed this week as Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. This is a very important step forward in the organization of the office and the work of the commission."


Hospital Review further confirmation Savita’s death was about mismanagement not abortion, says PLC - Thu 11th Sep, 2014 - Pro Life Campaign

"These journalists and politicians were happy to hard wire a false account of what happened into people’s minds and to this day they have no intention of disturbing their original narrative. "The public discussion on abortion in Ireland at present is deeply dishonest"


Bishop backs down over plan for male-only lay ministers - Sarah MacDonald - Tue 16th Sep, 2014 - I Independent

Isil want to assassinate the Pope, says Iraq's ambassador to Vatican - Tue 16th Sep, 2014 - Telegraph

Study Links Increased Drilling With Earthquakes - Mon 15th Sep, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Missionary Ebola survivor donates blood to another infected physician - Tue 16th Sep, 2014 - The Christian Century (USA Today / RNS)

Pope marries couples 'living in sin' in Vatican ceremony - Sun 14th Sep, 2014 - Telegraph

COMMENT: Headline somewhat misleading


Pope Francis: Marriage is not fiction, Christ's love sustains couples - Lydia O'Kane - Sun 14th Sep, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Archbishop Chaput: 2015 Meeting of Families a celebration - Tue 16th Sep, 2014 - Vatican Radio

VIS ... The Vatican [YouTube]



15/9/14 (Mon)    >>

'Prison to praise' - What made a leading Dublin criminal turn from crime? Listen to Christy May on Spirit Radio at approx. 11 AM [ and in Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge at 8 PM, TONIGHT ] ... Francis Cardinal George: A tale of two churches : "The “ruling class,” those who shape public opinion in politics, in education, in communications, in entertainment, is using the civil law to impose its own form of morality on everyone."


'Most families wait until their baby is born to start making memories, but our time could be limited': Couple complete 'bucket list' for their severely disabled unborn son - Fri 12th Sep, 2014 - Daily Mail

Pro-life governor of Maine recounts how father’s abuse killed his unborn sister (Audio) - Fri 12th Sep, 2014 - LifeSite News

Baby at centre of abortion controversy to remain in State care - Sat 13th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ

Personal Testimonies of Finding Faith - TONIGHT AT 8 PM - Mon 15th Sep, 2014

Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge (Spirit Radio 11 AM)



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12/9/14 (Fri)    >>

RTE Voice 'way too sexy' - Bressie fuming as watchdogs blast show - Sun (lead story) [RTÉ : It Says in the Papers]



11/9/14 (Thu)    >>

BAI upholds complaint against RTÉ: 'The Voice' - RTÉ; Journal ... Praveen Halappanavar's solicitor on RTÉ Radio One Morning Ireland ... Homeschooling - Today with Seán O'Rourke


Disciplinary action taken against nine staff in Halappanavar case - RTÉ

Pat Kenny - Taoiseach says abortion issue "won't be revisited" - Newstalk

Interview



10/9/14 (Wed)    >>

New Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin talks about challenges facing him - Vatican Radio ... Synod: The Church assembles for the family - Vatican Radio


Tonight with Vincent Browne - Tue 9th Sep, 2014 - TV3

'the state of the Catholic Church in Ireland today' - Marie Collins, Joe McDonald, Patsy McGarry ... COMMENT: Although Marie Collins was introduced (twice) as herself an abuse survivor, Fr Joe McDonald was not introduced as 'himself an abuse survivor'


Transmisconceptions - Sat 6th Sep, 2014 - Sexual Authenticity


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08/9/14 (Mon)    >>

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary ... Irish Bishops on the acceptance by Pope Francis of the resignation of Cardinal Brady ... New data analysis of study finds that the happiest people are: "... those with children and religion as a part of daily life." - I Times; RTÉ Radio One : It Says in the Papers; I Mirror; Newstalk Breakfast: Interview with Dr Edel Walsh [51 mins in] (ISNE Conference - Page 10)


Faith in the Media - Saturday

NB ... More on the topic of forgiveness on Today with Seán O'Rourke, today


Moncrieff (Tara Duggan presenting) - Mon 8th Sep, 2014 - Newstalk

Interview with David Quinn (25 mins)


Resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady - Lough Derg - Mon 8th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Patsy McGarry ... Also, Marie Collins on Newstalk : Lunchtime


Today with Seán O'Rourke - Lough Derg - Mon 8th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

MARY: MODEL OF MOTHERLY COURAGE FOR THE CHURCH - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - VIS

POPE'S TELEGRAM FOR THE THREE NUNS KILLED IN BURUNDI - Mon 8th Sep, 2014 - VIS


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06/9/14 (Sat)    >>

Two families ... - Breda O'Brien - I Times [ Call for better communication ! ] ... FMA Appeal : Dr Ivo O'Sullivan


Faith in the Media - Thu 4th Sep, 2014

Among other significant items, this includes a VERY IMPORTANT DISCUSSION ON FORGIVENESS - RTÉ Radio One : Seán O'Rourke ... Listen also to Prof Casey on the importance of religion in coping Today with Seán O'Rourke (5/9/2014) [Examiner (Prof Patricia Casey's comments on the need for truth, referred to by Marian Finucane - Breda O'Brien's article mentioned on RTÉ Radio One, 9am, It Says in the Papers)]


Liveline - Thu 4th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

More on homeschooling from John, Thérese and Jacqi ... Friday's Liveline included a discussion on secular graves


Drivetime - Fri 5th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Petra Conroy of Catholic Comment on Bishop Martin Drennan and St Vincent de Paul grant for LGBT group ... SEE also some TWITTER comments from Paddy Manning


David Quinn : Nazis were the first to ban home-schooling for kids - Fri 5th Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Home-schooling parents Monica O'Connor and her husband Eddie O'Neill are lucky they are not living in Germany


Irish Christians show solidarity to brothers and sisters in Iraq - Lydia O'Kane - Sat 6th Sep, 2014 - Vatican Radio

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (short) AUDIO INTERVIEW ... Fr Robert McCabe talks about several issues, including : Baptism and the Ice Bucket Challange, the 'Walk to Church' initiative, Aid to the Church in Need and also YOUNG FAMILIES' NEED TO FILTER WHAT THEY SEE ON TELEVISION [ Better communication needed ! ]


FMA Appeal : Dr Ivo O'Sullivan

W/E TV : MASS for Peace - TOMORROW SUNDAY at 11:15am - RTÉ One

Mass for Peace on Sunday 7th September on RTÉ One at 11am comes from Our Lady's Cathedral, Antwerp in Belgium, at the start of a three-day conference of some 300 religious and political leaders, aimed at building peace through mutual understanding, respect and dialogue. Meetings of this nature have taken place every year since 1986, when Pope John Paul II facilitated a meeting of world religious leaders in Assisi. They are organised by the Community of Sant'Egidio The celebrant is Monsignor Johan Bonny, Bishop of Antwerp, who is joined by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch & Supreme Head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. Christianity is under threat in Syria and Iraq at the moment, so his presence, appealing for peace, has a special poignancy. Commentary and translation is by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP ... [ SEE also below ]


Other W / E TV of possible interest

S A T U R D A Y ... Call the Midwife - RTÉ One - Sat at 09:10 - The nuns find a newborn baby on the steps of the convent. The discovery prompts the community to rally round, providing food and clothing for the unexpected arrival. But the question remains - who is his mother and why did she leave him there? While the investigation gets under way, Jenny gets caught up in the mystery surrounding semi-vagrant local Mrs Jenkins, and the newly married Chummy pulls out all the stops to mount a successful children’s nativity play. Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Pam Ferris and Jenny Agutter star. ... Curiosity - Discovery Channel - Sat at 15:00 - Courteney Cox explores human foetal development, presenting an insight into pregnancy and birth. ... Malibu Country - RTÉ 2 - Sat at 16:10 - Reba is surprised when she discovers she and Kim are both auditioning for the same solo in the church Christmas show, and is even more shocked when her neighbour wins the part, despite her atrocious singing voice. Meanwhile, June confides in Cash that she no longer believes in God. Comedy drama, starring Reba McEntire. ... Come Dine with Me - Channel 4 - Sat at 16:40 - Business development manager Iyesha Atkins hosts the second dinner party in Huddersfield, hoping her sophisticated event will win her the £1,000 prize. However, the evening does not go to plan when Virginia finds fault with Iyesha’s main course, and the two women fall out following a discussion about religion. ... (GK Chesterton's) Father Brown - RTÉ One - Sat at 16:55 - Lady Felicia is horrified to find an injured man stuck in a tree on her estate, apparently thrown there from a passing train on an overhead viaduct. When Sid is implicated as the guilty party, Father Brown is left to clear his name - but only if he is truly innocent. Mystery drama, starring Mark Williams. ... Inside 9/11 - National Geographic - Sat at 19:00 - A look at the evolving story of radical Islam’s war against the West and Osama Bin Laden’s ruthless attempt to encourage a generation of men to wage war against the US. (SEE also below : RTÉ One - Sunday) ... The Dark Knight - RTÉ 2 - Sat at 21:00 - (2008, Detective/Thriller) In the sequel to Batman Begins, the masked hero finds a new ally in his war on organised crime in Gotham City’s crusading new district attorney, Harvey Dent. However, both men are pushed to their limits by the rise of the Joker, a criminal mastermind spreading chaos and destruction throughout the city for his own amusement. Comic-book thriller, starring Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and an Oscar-winning Heath Ledger. ... Knocked Up (Movie : Comedy : 2007) - UTV - Sat at 23:35 - Ambitious journalist Alison’s one-night stand with directionless layabout Ben has unexpected consequences when she discovers she is pregnant. However, the unlikely parents decide to give the relationship a try for their baby’s sake, forcing Ben to face the challenge of accepting responsibility for the first time in his life. Romantic comedy, starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl and Paul Rudd. ... (FYI only) Now and Then: How the Irish Have Sex - Variety Is the Spice of Life - TV3 - Sat night/Sun morning at 00:20 ... S U N D A Y ... Curiosity - Discovery Channel - Sun morning at 11:00 - Stephen Hawking presents a personal vision of the creation of the universe, exploring who or what was responsible. (COMMENT: BUT READ and WATCH Fr Robert Spitzer) ... Who framed Jesus? - Discovery - Sun at Noon 12:00 - The motives of the main suspects behind the death of Jesus are examined to solve the mystery of who the culprit really was. (FYI only) ... Songs of Praise - BBC One - Sun at 17:30 - Private chapels ... Children of 9/11 - RTÉ One - Sun at 23:30 - A year in the lives of 11 children from across America who lost parents in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. They share their recollections of the events of the day, and reveal how their lives have been affected by the tragedy. Among the interviewees are Fahina Chowdhury, whose father was one of 60 Muslims who died during the attacks, Rodney Ratchford, the son of a woman killed at the Pentagon, and three sisters whose father died on the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 ... [ SEE also above ]


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04/9/14 (Thu)    >>

Bishop (of Galway Martin Drennan) demands answers from SVP on gay donation - Cathal Barry - Irish Catholic (Lead) [ Newstalk : Lunchtime includes brief clip of Bishop Drennan on Galway Bay FM ] ... World Meeting of Families Preparatory Catechesis - 2015 World Meeting of Families ... FORGIVENESS - Today with Seán O'Rourke (Jayne Olorunda, Prof Patricia Casey, Prof Jim Lucey - COMMENT: VERY IMPORTANT DISCUSSION!) ... POPE: RECOGNIZE YOUR SINS AND BE TRANSFORMED BY CHRIST - Vatican Radio ... Mother of three poised to lead the BBC - Telegraph ( Businesswoman Rona Fairhead the preferred choice for next BBC Trust chairman - Telegraph ) ... Prince of Wales' impassioned personal message to Iraqi Christians as they face "diabolic evil" - Telegraph ... Abortion : Caroline Simons, Dr Máire Nesta Nic Gearailt of Every Life Counts & Peter Boylan on TV3 : Tonight with Ger Colleran (Vincent Browne)


Faith in the Media - Tue 2nd Sep, 2014

MEDIA DI S T ORTION (Emily Logan - also in today's Irish Catholic), The BAI-NUJ discussion, Eugenics & 'Black Genocide' (Marc Coleman Show)


Should I protect my daughter from Radio 4? - Thu 28th Aug, 2014 - Telegraph

As horrible tales of war and sex abuse clog up the news, Richard Holt asks whether BBC Radio 4 should come with a content warning for parents with young children


People: BBC flouts its own rules on bad language – again - Mon 1st Sep, 2014 - Telegraph

The Rotherham sex abuse scandal puts clerical sex abuse into perspective - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - Catholic Voice

"Those who have been criticised in the independent inquiry into the Rotherham scandal are refusing to accept responsibility. Contrast this with Pope Francis’s apology in July to the victims of clerical sex abuse."


Lunchtime - Husband of woman arrested over home schooling fine: We want assistance, not assessment - AUDIO: Monica O'Connor was taken from her home by gardaí earlier - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - Newstalk

See below


Liveline - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

See above ... COMMENT: Includes at least one moment of what appears to be barely concealed hostility by Joe Duffy when he accuses Monica O'Connor of being disingenuous ... Also on TV3 : Ireland AM today, with her husband Eddie O'Neill - TWITTER


Bangladesh: Revoke Draconian Media Policy - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - hrw.org

The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion - Thu 28th Aug, 2014 - NY Times

CARDINAL DOLAN STATEMENT ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2015

SEE also DECREE on same-sex marriage (18th Oct, 2011)


Gays to march in NYC Parade, with Cardinal Dolan as 2015 Grand Marshal - Tue 2nd Sep, 2014 - I Central

I Central (2) ... NY Times ... I Times [Note: Compare the contents of these articles with the above statement] ... RTÉ Radio One: Morning Ireland ("NBC gay employees to march in NY parade") ... NC Register


Passion: A Would You Believe special - RTE 1 - Tue 2nd Sep, 2014 - Sacred Space102fm

RTÉ Documentary about a Passion play in Limerick to be shown on Sun 14th September at 10:30 pm on RTÉ One


South Sudanese civilians fleeing violence and facing famine - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Pope Francis: the Church is our mother, we are not orphans - Vatican Radio

General Audience


Pope: Iraq's persecuted Christians are true, bold witnesses of Christ - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - CNS

Prince of Wales 'heartbroken' for Christians in Iraq - Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 - Telegraph

Prince’s impassioned personal message to Iraqi Christians as they face "diabolic evil"



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02/9/14 (Tue)    >>

Emily Logan: "I think it's because there has been such a huge predominance in the media about the coverage of clerical sex abuse, it has slightly distorted the picture." - COMMENT: "Slightly"? (See below)


Lunchtime - The Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan [Podcast] - Mon 1st Sep, 2014 - Newstalk

"I think it's because there has been such a huge predominance in the media about the coverage of clerical sex abuse, it has slightly distorted the picture. The last picture we had was in the SAVI report and in fact clerical sex abuse accounts for only 6% of child abuse and in fact much more worrying is children, the statistics of 20-25% of children are abused by somebody that's known to them" - Emily Logan ... COMMENT: 6%? In fact, the '6%' (5.8%) mentioned by Emily Logan appears to refer to the percentage of all boys sexually abused. As the percentage of all girls sexually abused is given as 1.4% in the SAVI Report (Page 88), the overall figure is 3.6% (assuming that boys and girls were abused - horrifically - in equal proportion)


The Marc Coleman Show - Sun 31st Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

Prof Patricia Casey and later Clenard Childress (Black Genocide) discuss eugenics (from 6 mins)


Tonight with Vincent Browne (Ger Colleran) - Mon 1st Sep, 2014 - TV3

Cora Sherlock


Man charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered with Thai surrogate - Tue 2nd Sep, 2014 - I Independent

ANGELUS: THE DANGER OF BECOMING “WATERED-DOWN” CHRISTIANS - Mon 1st Sep, 2014 - VIS

L'Osservatore Romano


NUJ goes wild on Mooney decision as BAI cries foul - Fairness ruling on RTE same-sex discussion protects free speech in the run up to a referendum - Colum Kenny - Sun 31st Aug, 2014 - Sunday Independent

Colum Kenny: "Irish law has long required that “the broadcast treatment of current affairs, including matters which are either of public controversy or the subject of current public debate, is fair to all interests concerned and that the broadcast matter is presented in an objective and impartial manner,” and without any expression of a broadcaster’s own views." ... Recall also : Statement by Professor Kenny on NUJ and Mooney - NUJ (26/8/2014) : "The NUJ last week issued a misleading statement about a decision of the Broadcasting Compliance Committee (BCC), of which I am a member" - Colum Kenny ... BAI member rejects criticism of same-sex marriage debate ruling - I Times (27/8/2014) : Colum Kenny: "Why did you rush into print? Why did the NUJ? Who put you up to this? I mean, there was no internal discussion that I'm aware of" (Colum Kenny, BAI to Séamus Dooley, NUJ)


Pope Francis calls priest serving at Iraqi refugee camp - Mon 1st Sep, 2014 - Vatican Radio


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30/8/14 (Sat)    >>


Faith in the Media - Thu 28th Aug, 2014 - Family and Media Association

* Archbishop Eamon Martin praying the Rosary for the Family on the Day for Life; St Vincent de Paul €45,000 Maureen O'Connell fund grant for LGBT group in Galway (Source: Connacht Sentinel); NUJ-BAI civil war etc. Thursday


Parishes urged to support ‘Walk to Church’ initiative - Sarah MacDonald - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

THIS SUNDAY 31st AUGUST!


FG deputy wants abortion article removed from Constitution - Mary Minihan - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Times

* (Olivia Mitchell) In Morning Ireland It Says in the Papers along with the next 2 articles below COMMENT: Media Narrative, Part 1 = (Protagonist 1 #call-to-action) We want this to happen! ... Olivia Mitchell later interviewed on RTÉ Radio One: News At One ... RTÉ (website) [COMMENT: How to present the brutal killing of an innocent and defenceless unborn baby as a brave act. Note the earlier headline below: 'Call for politicians to tackle abortion issue']


Abortion amendment didn’t happen by accident - Noel Whelan - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Times

* COMMENT: Media Narrative, Part 2 = (Protagonist 2 #being-honest-about-anxieties-arising-from-this-call-to-action-while-confirming-its-good-in-principle) We want this to happen (if we're the really good people) but we can't make it happen


Citizen’s Assembly an ideal way to take heat out of abortion issue - Alison O'Connor - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Examiner

* COMMENT: Media Narrative, Part 3 = (Hero's entrance #To-the-rescue!) We want this to happen and YES WE CAN make it happen! Problem solved. Everyone happy.


Fine Gael TD backs colleague’s call for abortion referendum - Sat 30th Aug, 2014 - I Times

Regina Doherty


The closeness of the pastor - Pope Francis receives the parish priest from Gaza - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - L'Osservatore Romano

Commercial surrogacy is a disaster and must be banned - David Quinn - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

"So yes, eugenics is very much alive and well in the name of "choice"." ... "It's time we woke up to the fact that the ideology of choice is making victims of untold numbers of children."


Lessons from the Rotherham child abuse report - Breda O'Brien - Sat 30th Aug, 2014 - I Times

SEE ALSO Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming Scandal - BBC ONE : Panorama, NEXT MONDAY 1st Sep at 8:30 PM ... and ... Pakistan's Hidden Shame - Channel 4, NEXT MONDAY 1st Sep at 11 PM


Knights co-launch film on hope among Haiti's young amputees - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - CNA

FaithArts - TV (Previews of Upcoming TV/Radio programmes)

ALSO: TV for 30th-31st AUGUST : 1. Nationwide (repeat of Friday's edition) on RTE ONE, SAT at 11 AM ... 2. G K Chesterton's Father Brown on RTE ONE, SAT at 3:45 PM ... 3. Now and Then: How the Irish Have Sex - Sex on a First Date? No Way! on TV 3, SAT NIGHT at 12:35 AM - Documentary on how attitudes towards sex have changed since the 1950s [COMMENT: Do not be surprised if this programme is misleading, desensitising and contains anti family propaganda] ... 4. Sunday Morning Live on BBC ONE, SUN at 10 AM (TWITTER) ... 5. Muintir na Mara on RTE One, SUN at 10:35 AM - Includes a discussion about the ruins of White Strand's monastery. Athair Padraic O Maille examines sustainable farming on Clare Island. ... 6. Back to School on TV3, SUN AFTERNOON at 12:05 PM - Documentary series about the Church's influence on Irish education, [COMMENT: Do not be surprised if this programme is misleading and contains a grossly unfair, negative assessment of the Catholic Church] ... 7. Movie: Junior on RTÉ TWO, SUN at 5:35 PM - As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.


Australian Catholic newspaper refuses ad for Mary McAleese event due to her support of gay people - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

IS THIS HEADLINE LIBELLOUS? ... SEE also Irish Echo (28/8/2014), The I Times and Catholic Ireland (30/8/2014) ... "On the matter of homosexuality, he said “neither I nor the Church see homosexuality as a sin, nor homosexual men and women as somehow being not as good as the rest of society." - Peter Rosengren, Editor of The Catholic Weekly, the Australian Catholic newspaper in question. ... COMMENT: What exactly is support of gay people? Support for gay marriage, for example, however well-intentioned, is not support of gay people. In fact, in a certian sense, it is the opposite to support for gay people, as can be inferred from Mr Rosengren's comments reported in the Irish Echo ... SEE also DESIRE OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS (Movie)



29/8/14 (Fri)    >>


Faith in the Media (yesterday) - Thu 28th Aug, 2014 - Family and Media Association

Archbishop Eamon Martin praying the Rosary for the Family on the Day for Life; St Vincent de Paul €45,000 donation for LGBT group in Galway; NUJ-BAI civil war etc.


Parishes urged to support ‘Walk to Church’ initiative - Sarah MacDonald - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

THIS SUNDAY 31st AUGUST!


FG deputy wants abortion article removed from Constitution - Mary Minihan - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Times

* (Olivia Mitchell) In Morning Ireland It Says in the Papers along with the next 2 articles below COMMENT: Media Narrative, Part 1 = (Protagonist 1 #call-to-action) We want this to happen!


Abortion amendment didn’t happen by accident - Noel Whelan - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Times

* COMMENT: Media Narrative, Part 2 = (Protagonist 2 #being-honest-about-anxieties-arising-from-this-call-to-action-while-confirming-its-good-in-principle) We want this to happen (if we're the really good people) but we can't make it happen


Citizen’s Assembly an ideal way to take heat out of abortion issue - Alison O'Connor - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Examiner

* COMMENT: Media Narrative, Part 3 = (Hero's entrance #To-the-rescue!) We want this to happen and YES WE CAN make it happen! Problem solved. Everyone happy.


Knights co-launch film on hope among Haiti's young amputees - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - CNA

Australian Catholic newspaper refuses ad for Mary McAleese event due to her support of gay people - Fri 29th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

IS THIS HEADLINE LIBELLOUS? ... SEE also Irish Echo (28/8/2014) and I Times ... "On the matter of homosexuality, he said “neither I nor the Church see homosexuality as a sin, nor homosexual men and women as somehow being not as good as the rest of society." - Peter Rosengren, Editor of The Catholic Weekly, the Australian Catholic newspaper in question.



28/8/14 (Thu)    >>

Professor Kenny on NUJ and Mooney - NUJ: "The NUJ last week issued a misleading statement about a decision of the Broadcasting Compliance Committee (BCC), of which I am a member. The union went wild on Mooney." - Prof Colum Kenny (BAI), writing in a personal capacity ... “I invite people to pray the Rosary for the intention of the ‘Family’ and thereby linking with those gathered in Rome for the Synod on the Family in October” – Archbishop Martin - Archbishop Eamon Martin promotes Rosary Sunday prayer initiative - Irish Bishops (Rosary Sunday: 5 October 2014 - Day For Life) ... SVP fund grant brings LGBT resource centre a step closer - The Connacht Sentinel - Society (of St Vincent de Paul in Galway) gives allocation of €45,000 from the Maureen O'Connell Fund ... Italian man accused of killing Tom O'Gorman (RIP) sent forward for trial - I Independent


The Sunday Show - The Sunday Paper Review Show - Sun 24th Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

VICTORIA WHITE: "We can look to ... our media which takes an uninformed and polarised view of this all the time" ... "I am looking at a tiny baby in an incubator with a ventilator going up-down up-down up-down, trying to keep that baby alive as we're sitting here having this conversation and that is where my mind, and I have to say that I lie awake at night thinking about that baby, because I know a lot of people who have had babies, unwillingly had babies at that time and I know, I know the absolute trauma that they have gone through and I cannot believe that the State health services of this country willingly took a baby out of the environment of the womb and put it in an incubator. I mean I have a disabled child ..." ... IAN O'DOHERTY: "There's no logic in this debate anymore" ... " ... I would have had skirmishes with Youth Defence going back 20 years but at some point along the way, the pro-choice people became the crazies ..." SEE also below and British mother rejected disabled twin because she was a 'dribbling cabbage,' says surrogate - Telegraph


No-one seems to have responded to the pregnant woman on a human level - Breda O'Brien - Sat 23rd Aug, 2014 - I Times

Opinion: ‘There are two very vulnerable people in this nightmare who have been let down by our selective indignation’


Marian Finucane - The Panel - Sun 24th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

"Stephen O’Byrnes - Former Gov. Press Secretary & Director MKC Communications, Mary O’Rourke - Former FF Minister, Sean Duignan - Former Government Press Secretary to Albert Reynolds, Brian Dowling - RTE political staff, Dearbhail MacDonald - Associate Editor, Legal Editor, Irish Independent and Breda O’Brien - Teacher and Irish Times Columnist and they are joined by Tim Ryan - Author of ‘The Longford Leader’" ... The ABORTION DISCUSSION includes some references to this Sunday Times story (TWITTER) ("Sunday Times News: DPP decision imminent after pro-life campaigners do "sting" operations on crisis pregnancy clinics")


Woman at centre of abortion debate unfairly exploited - Paddy Murray - Sun 24th Aug, 2014 - Sunday World

Woman at centre of latest abortion controversy exploited by "those on the pro-choice side who have, despite insisting that any mention of her is prefixed by the words ‘vulnerable’ and ‘young’ have hijacked her and her plight to further their own cause."


War of words over NUJ stance on Mooney complaint - Wed 27th Aug, 2014 - I Examiner

RECALL also Martina Devlin - Irish Independent (16/8/2014)


NUJ sticks to its guns on Mooney programme dispute - Tue 26th Aug, 2014 - NUJ

BAI member rejects criticism of same-sex marriage debate ruling - Authority upheld complaint of bias on RTE radio programme - Wed 27th Aug, 2014 - I Times

Audio debate chaired by Hugh Linehan between Séamus Dooley (NUJ) and Colum Kenny (BAI). Also available here


Moncrieff - Wed 27th Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

John Lyons interviewed with substantial time given (again) to the BAI ... 'Lib-Lab pact'


The Iraq crisis - Fri 22nd Aug, 2014 - Cardinal Seán's Blog

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston ... Watch also James Foley's parents: 'He was a light in the dark' - video - Channel 4 News (Interview with Jon Snow) 'James Foley's parents on their son, faith and forgiveness'


Walk to Mass for Iraqi Christians - Irish Catholic

Gesture of solidarity to persecuted Christians - NEXT Sun 31st Aug


Mosul Foretold - Tue 26th Aug, 2014 - Catholic Answers

"In 2003, then Cardinal Ratzinger told to the editors of 30 Days that neither he nor the man to whom he reported believed that the American invasion of Iraq passed the just-war test."


HARDtalk - 'No realm for reconciliation' with Islamic State - Wed 20th Aug, 2014 - BBC World News

[VIDEO interview] Bishop Angaelos, the General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK


Exclusive: Computer and television screens are blighting family life, warns children’s tsar - Sun 24th Aug, 2014 - Chris Green - (LONDON) Independent

FRONT PAGE ... Reg Bailey: Mothers’ Union boss says he is ‘terrified by what violent images do to our children’s minds’ - (LONDON) Independent (24/8/2014)


Ian Burrell: Religion is a hot topic in the wider world but, with a few exceptions, television is sorely neglecting it - Sun 24th Aug, 2014 - Ian Burrell - (LONDON) Independent

Religious coverage needs to go beyond the bizarre and the dangerous ... IAN BURRELL (TWITTER)


If the Catholic blogosphere is to survive then our bloggers must become more Catholic - Mary O'Regan - Tue 26th Aug, 2014 - Catholic Herald


27/8/14 (Wed)    >>

Professor Kenny on NUJ and Mooney - NUJ: "The NUJ last week issued a misleading statement about a decision of the Broadcasting Compliance Committee (BCC), of which I am a member. The union went wild on Mooney." - Prof Colum Kenny (BAI), writing in a personal capacity ... “I invite people to pray the Rosary for the intention of the ‘Family’ and thereby linking with those gathered in Rome for the Synod on the Family in October” – Archbishop Martin - Archbishop Eamon Martin promotes Rosary Sunday prayer initiative - Irish Bishops


The Sunday Show - The Sunday Paper Review Show - Sun 24th Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

Victoria White: "We can look to ... our media which takes an uninformed and polarised view of this all the time" ... Victoria White: "I am looking at a tiny baby in an incubator with a ventilator going up-down up-down up-down, trying to keep that baby alive as we're sitting here having this conversation and that is where my mind, and I have to say that I lie awake at night thinking about that baby, because I know a lot of people who have had babies, unwillingly had babies at that time and I know, I know the absolute trauma that they have gone through and I cannot believe that the State health services of this country willingly took a baby out of the environment of the womb and put it in an incubator. I mean I have a disabled child ..." ... Ian O'Doherty: "There's no logic in this debate anymore" ... " ... I would have had skirmishes with Youth Defence going back 20 years but at some point along the way, the pro-choice people became the crazies ..."


War of words over NUJ stance on Mooney complaint - Wed 27th Aug, 2014 - I Examiner

RECALL also Martina Devlin - Irish Independent (16/8/2014)


NUJ sticks to its guns on Mooney programme dispute - Tue 26th Aug, 2014 - NUJ

Moncrieff - Wed 27th Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

John Lyons interviewed with substantial time given (again) to the BAI



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23/8/14 (Sat)    >>

Barnardos chief (Fergus Finlay) likens Dawkins to Hitler over abortion comments - I Independent- ... Vigil for Baby Hope 4 PM GPO


HSE publishes Terms of Reference in abortion case - Sat 23rd Aug, 2014 - RTÉ

Today with Seán O'Rourke - Gathering - Fri 22nd Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Aodhán O’Riordain, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with special responsibility for Equality, New Communities and Culture; Brenda Power, columnist with The Irish Daily Mail and The Sunday Times; Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History in UCD; and Cora Sherlock, solicitor and Deputy Chairperson of the Pro-Life Campaign.


Dear Pope Benedict: We Are Sorry - Thu 21st Aug, 2014 - Acton Institute


22/8/14 (Fri)    >>

Happy Feast of the Queenship of Mary, Queen of Heaven ... Equal Care Vigil this Friday 22nd August in Dublin - Pro Life Campaign 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM ... Reminder: BAI Code of Programme Standards Consultation - BAI [submissions close at 5 PM today] ... Vigil for Baby Hope (tomorrow 4 PM)



21/8/14 (Thu)    >>

Why all eyes should be on the baby who survived our abortion laws - Dr Ruth Cullen - I Times - ‘The barely concealed logic of the pro-choice commentariat is as ugly as it gets’


Abortion case analysis: LEFT WITHOUT A VOICE - Thu 21st Aug, 2014 - I Examiner

COMMENT: Following on from Tuesday, another ironic headline : No mention of the baby at the centre of this case as being without a voice. Where is this blood lust coming from and why is opposition to it being represented as insensitive extremism? See also above.


Jewish and Catholic schools evacuated after bomb scares - Thu 21st Aug, 2014 - Guardian


20/8/14 (Wed)    >>

Pope: I may be forced to quit - Irish Daily Mail (Front Page) ... Enda has questions to answer says independent T.D. Lucinda Creighton - Deaglan De Breadun - Sun


Matt Cooper - Tue 19th Aug, 2014 - Today FM

Interview with Senator Jim Walsh (14 mins 15 secs into audio) preceded by interview with Priscilla Lynch (Medical Independent - 3 mins 40 secs in) and Fiona De Londras (10 mins in)


Tonight with Alison O'Connor (Vincent Browne) - Tue 19th Aug, 2014 - TV3

Abortion / 'Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act' - Caroline Simons, Kitty Holland and Clare Daly



19/8/14 (Tue)    >>

Abortion Case: "She's young and seems so fragile" - COMMENT: Irony that title of this interview with Kitty Holland of the Irish Times does not in fact refer to a precious baby that is now struggling for life


Tonight with Vincent Browne - Mon 18th Aug, 2014 - TV3

Cora Sherlock, Ivana Bacik, Dearbhail MacDonald, Prof Veronica O'Keane


Morning Ireland - Tue 19th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Kitty Holland etc


Today with Seán O'Rourke - Mon 18th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Breda O'Brien (Iona), Harry McGee (IT), Sam Coulter Smith (Master of the Rotunda)


Today with Seán O'Rourke - Tue 19th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Sen Rónán Mullen and Clare Daly TD


News At One - Mon 18th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Caroline Simons and Ivana Bacik ... Minister Jan O'Sullivan


Newstalk Breakfast - Part IV - Tue 19th Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

Interview with Kitty Holland ... Part III ... Part II ... Part I


The Pat Kenny Show - Part I - Tue 19th Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

Ivana Bacik, Dr Peter Boylan


Pilgrimages respond to need in human heart, bishop says at Knock - Tue 19th Aug, 2014 - I Times

Bishop Philip Boyce - Tom Shiel


Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation - Mon 18th Aug, 2014 - Journal

Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope: Francis backs military action to stop persecution of Christians by Islamist fanatics - Tue 19th Aug, 2014 - Mail


18/8/14 (Mon)    >>

Baby's delivery in abortion case 'unethical' - bishop (Kevin Doran) - I Independent (See also below) ... Bishop of Leeds accuses Cameron of turning his back Iraqi Christians - Cranmer / Observer


Baby's delivery in abortion case 'unethical' - bishop - Mon 18th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

Bishop Kevin Doran (mentioned as first item in It Says in the Papers (Valerie Cox)


Breakfast - Mon 18th Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

Interview with Bishop Kevin Doran - Mentioned also in paper review


Abortion law will add to strain 
on maternity services - Dr Sean O Domhnaill - Mon 18th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

UN committee’s view on abortion contradicts core ethical value of human rights - Prof William Binchy - Mon 18th Aug, 2014 - I Times

Opinion: Legislation that violates human rights can find no true justification by recourse to a system of positive law


Mooney and the Ministry of Truth - Brendan O'Connor - Sun 17th Aug, 2014 - Sunday Independent

(Front Page - Credited to Donal Lynch in the print edition - COMMENT: Misleading on several levels)


Marian Finucane - Sun 17th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Includes (32 mins into audio) panel discussion of the above article, (COMMENT) which was ironically one-sided reflecting perhaps a sort of obtuse groupthink (SEE below for contrasting views from gay marriage supporters) ... Abortion and Cliff Richard also discussed


I don't agree with opponents of same sex marriage but they have a right to be heard - Sat 16th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

"Intrigued, I listened back to the programme, expecting to be offended by the BAI's misjudged finger-wagging. In fact, the BAI called it correctly." - Martina Devlin (who is a supporter of same-sex marriage)


The BAI, Media and Fairness - Fri 15th Aug, 2014 - Johnny Fallon (Blog)

Marian Finucane - Baby Gamy - Sun 18th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Surrogacy



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"In fact, the BAI called it correctly." - I don't agree with opponents of same sex marriage but they have a right to be heard - Martina Devlin - Irish Independent ... Pope Prays at Korean Cemetery for Aborted Children - Zenit ... Baby delivered as woman refused abortion under law - I Independent (Dearbhail McDonald and Fionnan Sheahan) ... Yesterday's Faith in the Media re: BAI decision; Feast of the Assumption (Bishop Brendan Leahy); Knock novena (Marion Carroll healing in Knock, Liveline, Fr Richard Gibbons PP); David Quinn on Matt Cooper show; Newstalk presenters' crusade against BAI; Fr Brian McKevitt on Matt Cooper show; the weekend's TV; Derek Mooney goes back to 'the Beginning'! ... Pope: Crisis in family calls on Church for better outreach - CNA


Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady on offering his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh - Fri 15th Aug, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Displaced Iraqi Christians: Charity describes scenes of suffering - Sat 16th Aug, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Charity : Aid to the Church in Need ... COMMENT: And still inadequate coverage from/in Irish media ن . Exception below.


David Quinn: Islamic State more dangerous than Nazism - Fri 15th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

New guidelines to prevent repeat of Savita tragedy - Sat 16th Aug, 2014 - I Independet

COMMENT: Inexplicable lack of media interest in this story, so far, considering the outrage at death of Savita. The article would also appear to be misleading when it says, "The guide clears the way to ensure doctors should be in no doubt about the priority to save a pregnant woman's life, even in cases where the foetus still has a heartbeat present." When were doctors ever in doubt about the need to deliver the baby in the case of sepsis?!


Movie: Desire of the Everlasting Hills - everlastinghills.org

Message of Sympathy from Presentation Brothers on the tragic death of two Presentation Sisters

Yesterday's Faith in the Media (15 Aug 2014 - Feast of the Assumption)

BAI reports etc.



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Liveline - Fri 15th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

"Knock Shrine - Aug 15th is the Feast of the Assumption, and a very busy time for the parish of Knock and its Parish Priest Fr. Richard Gibbons. Marion Carroll told Joe about her miracle cure of MS at the Shrine." - source : RTÉ website


Matt Cooper - BAI decision - David Quinn, Tiernan Brady, Matt Cooper - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - Today FM

(24 mins into audio) - "If you had an item in which people are discussing the next election and they were all in favour of a particular political party, we would see that as being imbalanced and we would see a need to balance it" - David Quinn [NOTE: Several other articles and audio clips below]


Matt Cooper - Fr Brian McKevitt [ PODCAST ] - Fri 15th Aug, 2014 - Today FM

General interview: The Editor of Alive Fr Friday McKevitt is Matt Cooper's 'Friday guest' ... Secularism and despair discussed. The Catholic view gives meaning to people's lives. Watch also clinical psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi on EWTN Live (13/8/2014). Recall also Movie: Desire of the Everlasting Hills - everlastinghills.org


BAI upholds complaint against RTÉ's Mooney Show - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ (website)

BAI says Mooney Show was wrong to broadcast programme supporting same-sex marriage - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - Journal

BAI upholds complaint against RTÉ Radio 1 - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - Radio Ireland

Drivetime - Fri 15th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ Radio 1

Michael Kelly interviewed about the resignation of Cardinal Brady


Complaint of bias on same-sex marriage upheld against RTÉ - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - I Times

Complaint upheld against Derek Mooney for 'supporting same-sex marriage' on air - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

Gay rights group fury at ruling on Mooney debate - Fri 15th Aug, 2014 - I Independent

Gay rights group criticise watchdog - Fri 15th Aug, 2014 - I Examiner

Complaint upheld over show 'supporting same-sex marriage' (Page 4)


Group criticises BAI for upholding same-sex marriage complaint - AUDIO: GLEN says this approach will restrict debates - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - Newstalk

COMMENT: Pblueictably one-sided comments and/or discussions also by Newstalk's Moncrieff (closing comments 24 mins in - 14/8) / (with Gerry O'Regan - 17 mins 40 secs in - 15/8) and Chris Donoghue (Newstalk Breakfast - Paper review -15/8 - 47 mins and 30 secs in) - Chris Donoghue: "Page 5 of the Irish Examiner - every newspaper covers this ... a finding against Derek Mooney is I just think is absolute *!**!* from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. I think it's absolutely absurd that you are not allowed to say that you are pro equality"


Fury as RTE's Mooney show featuring gay marriage chat has complaint upheld - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - Mirror

BAI upholds complaint against same-same sex marriage discussion on RTÉ Radio One show - Business and Leadership (15/8/2014) ... GLEN hits out at broadcasting ruling on 'balance' issue in same-sex marriage discussion - BreakingNews.ie (15/8/2014) ... Derek gets gay marriage rap - BAI upholds complaint over radio comment - The Sun (Page 2 - 15/8/2014) ... BAI upholds complaint over Mooney and gay marriage - Irish Daily Mail (Page 7 - 15/8/2014)


Pope tells bishops to be guardians of memory and hope - Thu 14th Aug, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Fr Brown - TOMORROW at 3:40 PM - Sat 16th Aug, 2014 - RTÉ One

GK Chesterton's invention ... Some other weekend TV: Access 360 World Heritage - Nat Geog - 6 PM - Sat 16/8/2014 (Preserving the cathedrals of Prague) ... Sunday Morning Live - BBC ONE - 10:00 AM - Sun 17/8/2014 (Panel discussion on ethical/moral/religious issues) ... Muintir na Mara - RTÉ ONE - 10:30 AM - Sun 17/8/2014 (Festival for Saint MacDara) ... MASS - RTÉ ONE - 11:00 AM - Sun 17/8/2014 (From Monasterevin [and Calvary]) ... Songs of Praise - Stop the World - BBC ONE - 5:30 PM - Sun 17/8/2014 (Learning how to Gregorian chant with Benedictine monks in Ampleforth Abbey)



14/8/14 (Thu)    >>

BAI upholds Family and Media Association complaint regarding an episode of the Mooney show on RTÉ Radio One - Details here (PDF) ... The Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe to the United Nations Security Council: stop the cycle of violence in Iraq - Irish Bishops



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‘Our children wake up crying in the night… Isis has stolen our lives’ - Journal.ie


Bulldozers in the Jerusalem of China - Wed 30th Jul, 2014 - ABC [Australia]

Pope Francis thanks Irish teenager for supporting mother - Wed 30th Jul, 2014 - I Times

Patsy McGarry article on bottom of front page of today's I Times and mentioned on the second edition (8:07am) of It Says in the Papers on RTÉ Radio One ... Additional article


News editor fired for criticizing ‘gay Bible’, files complaint - Mon 28th Jul, 2014 - LifeSite

The Left blind to slaughter of Christians - Tue 29th Jul, 2014 - Telegraph [Sydney, Australia]

Mainstream Media Thinks Virginity is a Shameful Status, Not a Sacred Choice - Tue 29th Jul, 2014 - LifeNews

Mexico: military force against migrant children is unacceptable - Wed 30th Jul, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Nationwide - TONIGHT @ 7 PM - Wed 30th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

TWITTER (@rte) : the "story of famed Titanic photographer Fr Browne who served on Western Front during WW1"



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YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL 2014 – INTERVIEW - iCatholic: "It's the largest Catholic event in Ireland" - youth2000.ie ( 14-17 August ) ... "The persecution of Christians throughout much of the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and elsewhere is one of the crimes against humanity of our time, and I am appalled at the lack of protest it has evoked." - former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks [ TEXT ] - [ VIDEO (YouTube) ] ... [ AUDIO ] / Telegraph - COMMENT: Where is the 'wall-to-wall' media coverage?


Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on the Universal Declaration on Human Rights - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - Rabbi Sacks

"What is happening to Christians in these places is the religious equivalent of ethnic cleansing." - Rabbi Sacks


Yesterday (24/7)

Government tells UN that abortion major factor in No to Lisbon vote - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - Youth Defence

UN’s “incredibly biased” stance on abortion undermines credibility of report on Ireland - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - Pro Life Campaign

NB! SEE ALSO this scathing T W I TT ER attack by Deputy PLC Chair Cora Sherlock on RTÉ's and Kevin Bakhurst's BIASED to the point of being "laughable" UN abortion report on RTÉ News


UN report tells Ireland to stop smacking our kids - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - Mirror

"Deputy chair Cora Sherlock claimed the UN approaches abortion issues with a partisan attitude which undermines credibility."


Irish abortion law too restrictive: UN Committee - Susan Gately - Fri 25th Jul, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

Tanaiste rules out abortion referendum despite UN criticism - Fri 25th Jul, 2014 - I Independent

Journal


Letters - The UN and the right to life - Pádraig McCarthy - Fri 25th Jul, 2014 - I Times

Letters - The online commentariat - Fri 25th Jul, 2014 - I Times

Moncrieff - Part 3 - Tue 22nd Jul, 2014 - Newstalk

History of pilgrimages in Ireland (48 mins into audio)


Mooney - Sr Breda McCarthy (Loreto Rathfarnham) - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

PRAYERS FOR PEACE – RESOURCE FROM IRISH BISHOPS - Fr Robert McCabe - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - iCatholic

See also Irish Bishops below


Pope Meets Mum Who Faced Death For Her Faith - Fri 25th Jul, 2014 - Sky News

See also Vatican Radio section below etc.


Movie: Desire of the Everlasting Hills - everlastinghills.org

Three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith and homosexuality ... "What it means to design one’s life well, and how to know when we have really found peace and fulfillment" - Fr. Paul N. Check, Executive Director, Courage, Int. ... “I felt that there was nobody I could talk to about that at all. Certainly not my family. Certainly not my pastor. Certainly not my friends.”



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Bishop of Baghdad: Why is the world silent? - Vatican Radio [ COMMENT: WHY IS THE WORLD'S MEDIA, EFFECTIVELY, SILENT? ... WHY IS THE IRISH MEDIA, EFFECTIVELY, SILENT? ] ... Archbishops from Mosul in Iraq appeal for worldwide help - Aid to the Church in Need ... Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to world for help - FOX - For more reports on Mosul and Iraq in general, please SEE below! ... Is Britain Christian?: Tonight - UTV @ 7:30pm TONIGHT!


Christians worldwide mobilize for Iraqi Church: #WeAreN - Emer McCarthy - Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 - Vatican Radio

SEE #WeAreN on Twitter


Religion and Ethics [AUDIO 30 mins duration] - Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 - ABC Radio [Australia]

Interview with the Middle East co-ordinator of Aid to the Church in Need, Fr Andrzej Halemba


Yesterday - Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 - FMA

Insider - ISIS to Christians in Mosul: Leave, Convert to Islam or Die - Mon 21st Jul, 2014 - FOX News

Last few Iraqi Christians flee violence and threats in Mosul as Isis continues its takeover - Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 - (London) Independent

The end of Christianity in the Middle East could mean the demise of Arab secularism - Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 - Guardian

The last Christians in Iraq - Tue 22nd Jul, 2014 - FOX News

SEE also: 'Lord Alton: The world must respond to the cry of Iraq’s Christians who still pray in Aramic, the language of Jesus' - ICN


ISIS Militants Persecuting Christians in North-West Iraq – Russian Foreign Ministry - Tue 22nd Jul, 2014 - RIA Novosti

Sudanese death row woman arrives in Italy - Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 - RTÉ

The wife who's aborted two babies - because she's too selfish to share her husband: It's a shocking confession. But Rowena is utterly unrepentant - and even insists more women should follow her example - Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 - Mail

Political parties collecting at church gates is a ‘scourge’ - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - I Examiner

Discussed on Newstalk: Lunchtime (Part 2) (13 mins into audio)


UN report slams Ireland's 'restrictive' abortion laws - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - I Independent

COMMENT: The bizarre spectacle of a "united nations" "human rights" panel pressurising a nation to deliberately trample all over the human rights of the most innocent and defencless of all, even to the point of advocating that they be murdered ... See also: Journal; Reuters; RTÉ ... Listen also to the substantial pro abortion bias in this Newstalk: Lunchtime interview (11 mins 30 secs into audio) with Yuval Shany, a member of the ironically named UN human rights panel


Pope meets with Sudanese woman who faced death penalty for being Christian - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - Rome Reports

Vatican Radio / RTÉ


‘Perpetrators’ of symphysiotomy should be punished, UN says - Thu 24th Jul, 2014 - I Times

COMMENT: BUT SEE Faith in the Media (16/7/2014) : 'Minimally invasive surgery for obstructed labour: a review of symphysiotomy during the twentieth century (including 5000 cases) - Dr Kenneth Björklund, Division of International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden - Mar, 2002 - NCBI (BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)' ... etc. The ill-named Human Rights Committee is not now MERELY left looking ideologically biased, but also ill-informed and even foolish!



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Christians worldwide mobilize for Iraqi Church: #WeAreN - Emer McCarthy - Vatican Radio - SEE #WeAreN on Twitter


Pope Francis marks Day for Life in UK, Ireland with call to cherish life - Tue 22 Jul, 2014 - News.va

Pope Francis calls Patriarch in solidarity with Iraqi Christians - Tue 22 Jul, 2014 - News.va

Please see above



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Pope Francis marks Day for Life in UK, Ireland with call to cherish life - Vatican Radio



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Tonight with Vincent Browne (Tom McGurk) - Thu 17th Jul, 2014 - TV3

Fr Vincent Twomey referred to the Associated Press apology for the media distortion of the Tuam baby 'story' [ Mother and baby home inquiry ] 16 mins into video


Now 'I have my Nollaig back' - Fri 18th Jul, 2014 - The Impartial Reporter

"In an incredible coincidence, described by Mrs. O’Connor as “miraculous”, the 37-year-old was found in Murcia in Spain last Friday by Fermanagh couple Nicky and Tara Cassidy (over a year after going missing)"


Missing Dublin teen located safe and well - Fri 18th Jul, 2014 - Journal

CASE OF HÄMÄLÄINEN v. FINLAND - Wed 16th Jul, 2014 - ECHR

Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage - CNA


Trans-woman must file for divorce to get gender change recognized, ECHR rules - Fri 18th Jul, 2014 - Russia Today


17/7/14 (Thu)    >>

Lough Derg - In a new documentary to be broadcast on 'Irish TV'. 'Ireland's Pilgrim People' will air at 9.00pm TODAY Thursday, 17 July "and can be seen across Ireland, the UK, and Europe on Sky Channel 191, Freesat 400" - Irish Bishops (source: FACEBOOK) ... So-called 'Assisted Dying Bill' : COMMENT: A Chief Rabbi actually alludes to the holocaust in Telegraph article opposing proposed UK so-called 'assisted dying' law! (SEE below) ... Jesus's name used more often now "deliberately and blasphemously” - Bishop O'Reilly (SEE below) ... Is someone playing games with the Pope's interviews? - Michael Kelly - Irish Catholic (COMMENT: Irish Catholic Editor believes Vatican criticism of La Repubblica journalist is unfair) ... [ Today's TV available on request ]


Kilmore diocese celebrates Year of Holy Name - Sarah MacDonald - Thu 17th Jul, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

*** Jesus's name used thoughtlessly and carelessly but more often nowadays "deliberately and blasphemously”: Bishop O'Reilly.


Ephraim Mirvis: Instead of promoting assisted dying, we should help the living - Thu 17th Jul, 2014 - Telegraph

*** The Bill before the House of Lords fails to recognise that life is a gift from God and not ours to cut short ... COMMENT: "Assisted Dying" or the "Final Solution"? Alluding to the holocaust, UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis says, Life "is a gift from God and it is not ours to cut short"


Deaneries in Kildare and Leighlin cut by half - Ann Marie Foley - Thu 17th Jul, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

*** Full–time vocations director and vicar to support and care for priests appointed.


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16/7/14 (Wed)    >>

Minister for Communications, Alex White - Newstalk Breakfast (Re: Abortion: "I would support a Constitutional referendum" ... "I think it would be difficult to get it into the Government programme before the general election" - Alex White) ... Today's TV (SEE below) ... (Child and Family Agency) Reports into deaths of children in care to be published today - Justin McCarthy (Tanya Ward) - Morning Ireland - RTÉ Radio One (SEE also below) ... Mother Dolores Hart: From Hollywood to Holy Vows TODAY @ 2:30 PM - EWTN


Ian Elliot - How does the Pope know one in 50 clergy is a paedophile? Is that fact or opinion? - Wed 16th Jul, 2014 - Independent

COMMENT: Confusion building on confusion. Ian Elliot uses the term "incidence" of sexual abuse in this article. Incidence, however does not appear to be addressed by the Pope in what, in any case, does not appear to have been an "interview" in the usual sense. The La Repubblica article is at best ambiguous in a number of other ways also, some of which have been pointed out by Director of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi SJ


Morning Ireland - Wed 16th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Dr Niamh Hourigan and Gordon Jeyes interviewed separately, just before 9 AM


The John Murray Show - Wed 16th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ Radio 1

Outdoor weddings discussed


Today with Seán Ó Rourke - Wed 16th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ Radio 1

Reports detail cases of four children who died in State care - Wed 16th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ

See also above


More Than 600 Paedophile Suspects Arrested - Wed 16th Jul, 2014 - Sky News

"Those held include doctors, teachers, scout leaders, care workers and former police officers."


Head woman quits British sex abuse inquiry - Tue 15th Jul, 2014 - Sky News (Australia)

TODAY'S TV (continued) - True North - The Miraculous Tales of Mickey McGuigan TODAY @ 10:35 PM - Wed 16th Jul, 2014 - BBC ONE NI

*** "Do miracles exist? Mickey McGuigan, a 73-year-old Northern Irish farmer-turned-writer, is going to take us on a journey to find out." ... TODAY'S TV CONTINUED: Comedy: Everybody Loves Raymond - Channel Four - TODAY WED @ 8:00 AM : "Debra decides it is Ray's turn to take charge of birth control, but he backs out of having a vasectomy and buys a less drastic form of contraception - which Frank somehow mistakes for sweets." ... Ancient X Files - National Geographic - TODAY WED @ 1:00 PM : "An investigation into one of the biggest conspiracy theories in history - that Mary Magdalene was Jesus' wife and the mother of his child." ... Flog It! - BBC ONE - TODAY WED @ 4:30 PM : "Plus, Paul finds out what the people of Tyneside make of Anthony Gormley's Angel of The North 15 years on" ... Soap: Raising Hope - RTÉ TWO - TONIGHT WED @ 7:30 PM : "Sabrina asks Jimmy to hang out with her gay best friend and his partner, so he asks Burt to check out the local gay bar. When Burt keeps going back, Virginia wonders if he is enjoying his time there a little too much and tracks him down in costume on Halloween night." ... Part 2 of a 2-part "social experiment" : Nick & Margaret: Too Many Immigrants? - BBC ONE - TONIGHT WED @ 9:00 PM : Faith and religion is one of the issues discussed ... Series : One Born Every Minute - CHANNEL FOUR - TONIGHT WED @ 9:00 PM : Ducumentary about couples going through pregnancy and childbirth ... Crime soap: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - RTÉ TWO - TONIGHT WED @ 9:00 PM : Serial killer 'inspired' by Dante's The Divine Comedy ... Movie: Evan Almighty - RTÉ ONE - TONIGHT WED @ 9:35 PM : Comedy sequel to Bruce Almighty


If Campaign Ads Told the Truth, They Would Sound Like This - Tue 15th Jul, 2014 - TIME

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Tuesday (15/7)

Minimally invasive surgery for obstructed labour: a review of symphysiotomy during the twentieth century (including 5000 cases) - Dr Kenneth Björklund, Division of International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden - Mar, 2002 - NCBI (BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)

*** "CONCLUSION: If valid conclusions can be drawn from one hundred years of retrospective studies, there is considerable evidence to support a reinstatement of symphysiotomy in the obstetric arsenal, for the benefit of women in obstructed labour and their offspring." - Dr Kenneth Björklund ... "BJOG is an editorially independent publication owned by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). The Journal publishes original, peer-reviewed work in all areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, including contraception, urogynaecology, fertility, oncology and clinical practice." ... Note, also, comments by Dr Peter Boylan quoted in Irish Examiner (18/6/2003) [Research by Ireland Stand Up]... COMMENT: Just how agenda-driven . Has the line of questioning of the UN body and much of the subsequent media coverage been disingenuous and misleading?



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Exposure: Don’t Take My Child - UTV tonight @10:40pm - " This new documentary in ITV’s flagship Exposure current affairs strand investigates how and why social workers are increasingly prepared to remove children from their birth parents through forced adoption." (ITV website)


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Saturday (12/7)

THE POPE CALLS FOR URGENT INTERVENTION IN THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN - Tue 15th Jul, 2014 - VIS

Vatican Radio


Family of knife frenzy man pray for his victims - Tue 15th Jul, 2014 - Herald

'Right to die will give way to duty to die': Vatican denounces assisted dying as 'false and misguided mercy' days before legislation is discussed in House of Lords - Tue 15th Jul, 2014 - Mail

Knights of Columbus Pledge $1.4 Million for Special Olympics - Tue 15th Jul, 2014 - NC Register

Irish prelate: Church must become a place where abuse victims can find healing - Tue 15th Jul, 2014 - Catholic Culture

Re: article by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in L'Osservatore Romano


N. Korean Catholics asked to attend Pope's mass - Tue 15th Jul, 2014 - Mail / AP


14/7/14 (Mon)    >>

"I value my life. I value being alive ... I'm in love with this life and it's worth every hardship to me" - Simon Fitzmaurice - Saturday Night with Miriam - RTÉ One : "Miriam talks to the inspirational couple Simon and Ruth Fitzmaurice about Simon's Motor Neuron's Disease and how they have chosen life and hope despite their battles. They discuss his new book "It's Not Yet Dark" and his plans to make a movie." [ Recall the inspirational movie: The Human Experience ] ... Vocations: Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin on Newstalk Breakfast ... Fr Lombardi: “A lapse of memory or an explicit acknowledgement the naïf reader is being manipulated?” (SEE below) ... Episcopal Ordination today of Father Kevin Doran as Bishop of Elphin - Irish Bishops


Pedophilia and mafia in Pope's conversation with journalist - Sun 13th Jul, 2014 - Vatican Radio

PLUS 'Note by Father Lombardi SJ regarding the article in ‘La Repubblica’'


Today with Seán O'Rourke - Mon 14th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ Radio 1

Interview with BBC Rome ('Vatican Affairs') Correspondent David Willie about the recent Pope Francis article / interview (?) in 'La Repubblica' (SEE above)


Abuse survivor welcomes Pope's comments on abuse - Mon 14th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ

Marie Collins on Morning Ireland


Govt to defend Ireland's human rights record - Mon 14th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ

Call for more abortion by the IFPA (reported on Newstalk News) and mother & baby homes (on Today with Seán O'Rourke) ... Lorcan Price of the Pro Life Campaign was heard on the News at One ... Symphysiotomy survivors’ ‘dreadful situation’ highlighted - I Times


Former Archbishop of Canterbury expresses support for British assisted suicide bill - Sat 12th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ

Topic discussed / debated on Sunday Morning Live - BBC One @ 10am (13/7) ... SEE Saturday Night with Miriam (above)


Faith Schools Undercover: No Clapping in Class - Dispatches - Mon 14th Jul, 2014 - Channel 4

OTHER TV : TV3 tonight @ 12:05am : Drama: Without a Trace - "Jack and the team search for a missing priest in desperate need of a liver transplant, but begin to suspect he is actually involved in wrongdoing rather than being the possible victim of a crime." (COMMENT: Negative representation of priest in fiction) ... OTHER TV : National Geographic today @ 1pm : Ancient X Files (evidence about the Flood [Noah])


Homily of Bishop Nulty at the Ordination Mass today of Father Seán Hyland - Sun 13th Jul, 2014 - Irish Bishops

SEE also '67-year-old ordained for Kildare & Leighlin' - Sarah MacDonald - Catholic Ireland



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“We believe that PDG treatment should be funded by the HSE and it should also be mandatory for people with CF” - I Times ... COMMENT: A form of embryo screening / embryo killing. In this case, what is being advocated is not 'pro-choice' but 'NO-choice' and shows a chilling rejection of the value of the lives of children who suffer, at the very time when they are at their most vulnerable. ... Man who has taken vow of poverty wins $259m - Catholic Ireland


Bert and Ernie’s romance offers a lesson in tolerance - Breda O'Brien - Sat 12th Jul, 2014 - I Times

"Why was Ashers reported to the Equality Authority, and threatened with legal action? Given that gay marriage is currently illegal in Northern Ireland, how can there be any grounds for claiming discrimination?"


Case of the ‘gay cake’ reveals worrying double standards among liberals - Opinion: Seeking to compel others to observe particular cultural standards is totalitarian - Fionola Meredith - Fri 11th Jul, 2014 - I Times

"Refusing to serve a customer because he or she is gay is self-evidently discriminatory and is rightly a prosecutable offence. Refusing to write a political slogan, requested by that customer, is an entirely different matter."


Lord Patten appointed to oversee Vatican communications - Vatican Radio - Wed 9th Jul, 2014

CPSMA congratulates Minister Jan O’Sullivan on her appointment as Minister for Education and Skills - Fri 11th Jul, 2014 - Irish Bishops

"A former RTE producer is Communications Minister? That's cosy. Just like making people too close to the banks, bank regulators " - David Quinn (TWITTER)

Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final - Fri 11th Jul, 2014 - CNA

Faith in the Media - Thu 10th Jul, 2014 - FMA

Major reforms to Vatican financial, media organs - News.va - Irish Mons. Paul Tighe (Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications) will act as Secretary of new committee to propose reforms for the Vatican Media! ... Former chairman of the BBC Trust Chris Patten will head a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to re-vamp and modernise the Holy See's media strategy ... Polish hospital chief sacked for blocking abortion


Faith in the Media - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - FMA

Vatican Press Conference on the meeting of the Pope with victims of sex abuse ... Thousands at Belfast city centre anti-abortion rally ... Cardinal in call to help Christians in the Holy Land ... Fri (11/7) ... Wed (9/7) ... Tue (8/7)



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Major reforms to Vatican financial, media organs - News.va - Irish Mons. Paul Tighe (Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications) will act as Secretary of new committee to propose reforms for the Vatican Media!


Vatican plans to re-vamp media strategy - Wed 9th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ

Former chairman of the BBC Trust Chris Patten will head a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to re-vamp and modernise the Holy See's media strategy ... See


Polish hospital chief sacked for blocking abortion - Thu 10th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ

'Don't endanger your souls by taking yoga classes' - priest warning to parishioners - Thu 10th Jul, 2014 - I Independent

Fr. Padraig O'Baoill ... Topic on RTÉ Radio One Liveline


Tonight with Vincent Browne (Ivan Yates) - Tue 8th Jul, 2014 - TV3

"On Tonight with Ivan Yates, Mark Vincent Healy, a survivor of clerical abuse who met the Pope on Monday"



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Vatican Press Conference on the meeting of the Pope with victims of sex abuse (See below - Reports on BBC, RTÉ, Reuters etc.)


Thousands at Belfast city centre anti-abortion rally - Sat 5th Jul, 2014 - BBC News

Reports also in I Times, UTV, Belfast Newsletter, Irish News etc.


Cardinal in call to help Christians - Sarah MacDonald - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - I Independent

Pope warns youth against “culture of the temporary” - Sat 5th Jul, 2014 - Vatican Radio

The Pat Kenny Show - Inside the Lough Derg Pilgrimage - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - Newstalk

Also flagged at the end of Newstalk Breakfast


Sufism Religious Symbol Used as Marketing Logo Causes Controversy - Sun 6th Jul, 2014 - Guardian Liberty

"The doctors who nearly killed an unborn baby" - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - Irish Daily Mail

[NOT ONLINE] Young mother given chemical abortion following miscarriage after unborn twin not detected ... Mirror


Child in alleged Westminster paedophile ring traced to U.S: Man now in his 40s said his abuser worked in 'the big house' after he was rescued more than 30 years ago - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - Daily Mail

See also Mail (6/7), Telegraph and listen to the end of Drivetime (James Kirkup - Telegraph)


Morning Ireland - Pope to meet survivors of clerical abuse - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Joe Little interviewed (see also Vatican Press Conference, below) ... Marie Collins interviewed on Drivetime


Moncrieff - Part 1 - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - Newstalk

Patsy McGarry interviewed ... COMMENT: It is remarkable the amount of commentator airtime Patsy McGarry has continued to receive notwithstanding his role in the recent events involving John Waters. McGarry was asked, at length, about today's meeting between the Pope and some victims of abuse (see below). Also note the following article Benedict XVI and Francis Both Decline Castel Gandolfo - Edward Pentin - NC Register which relates to one of the topics discussed on Newstalk today


Vatican Press Conference on the meeting of the Pope with victims of sex abuse - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - Vatican (YouTube)

First 2 questions at Press Conference from Joe Little (RTÉ - 16 mins into video) and Paddy Agnew (I Times - 18 mins in)


Pope meets sex abuse survivors in 'profound spiritual encounter' - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Pope Francis’ homily at Mass with sex abuse survivors - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Pope begs forgiveness for "sacrilegious cult" of Church sexual abuse - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - Reuters

Pope: Bishops will be accountable for sex abuse - Kansas Ccity Start / AP


Irish abuse survivor describes meeting with Pope as a 'huge vindication' - Sarah MacDonald - Mon 7th Jul, 2014 - I Independent


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04/7/14 (Fri)    >>

RALLY FOR LIFE, BELFAST, TOMORROW @ 2PM! ... An extraordinary miracle ( ? ) of the Eucharist ( ❤️ ) ... Archbishop still seeking clarity on abortion - Irish Catholic [ Re: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the Mater Misericordiae ( ❤️ ) Hospital ] ... Having better fights about religion - Leah Libresco - iCatholic ... Sen Rónán Mullen on gay marriage Newstalk: Lunchtime (11 mins 20 secs into audio - Listen also to Petra Conroy, below) ... Cardinal Brady and Bishop Smith to lead procession for the Feast of Saint Oliver Plunkett - Mass Sun 6/7 at 4 PM - Saint Peter`s Church, West Street, Drogheda


Petra Conroy: Marriage Referendum - Thu 3rd Jul, 2014 - BBC Radio Ulster

Jedward's mum blasts 'sick' satirical website that mocked Coast Guard rescue of sons - Fri 4th Jul, 2014 - Goss.ie

Also reported on Morning Ireland


We need to know that the State is using its child-protection powers in a responsible way - David Quinn - Fri 4th Jul, 2014 - I Independent

Vatican approves of exorcisms - Holy See formally recognises demon-fighting group of priests and their practice - Fri 4th Jul, 2014 - Times of Malta

Vatican Insider


Church must investigate abuse culture - expert - Thu 3rd Jul, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Fr Vincent Twomey ... 'We have nothing to fear from the truth'


Abortion Comedy “Obvious Child” Flops at the Box Office - Thu 3rd Jul, 2014 - LifeNews

Irish Government Misleading Public With New Abortion Guidelines - Thu 3rd Jul, 2014 - LifeNews

YD ... PLC ... RALLY FOR LIFE


Moncrieff - Part 2 - Fri 4th May, 2014 - Newstalk

Discussion about digital media (its reliability etc.) ... Discussion about swearing on the Bible


WYD2016: Logo and prayer launched - Fri 4th May, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Faith in the Media - Wed 2nd Jul, 2014 - FMA

Fri (4/7) ... Thu (3/7) ... Wed (2/7) ... Tue (1/7) ... Mon (30/6) ... Sun (29/6) ... Sat (28/6) ... Fri (27/6) ... Thu (26/6) ...


Evangelii Gaudium continues to sell out - Sarah MacDonald - Fri 4th Jul, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

Alegria



03/7/14 (Thu)    >>


Detailed guidelines on legal abortion released - Thu 3rd Jul, 2014 - I Times

Examiner ... Independent



02/7/14 (Wed)    >>

Archbishop Eamon Martin (TWITTER): "The media 'vocation': to promote truth, multiply goodness, enhance beauty and serve the common good." [ AMEN! ] ... Full text of the Pope Francis interview with Il Messaggero - Zenit


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin appoints new Head of Diocesan Curia - Wed 2nd Jul, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Mgr. Paul Callan


Tribute to Mercy nun by TV star (Carol) Vorderman - Sarah MacDonald - Wed 2nd Jul, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

'The Vow' Real Couple Hoped for More Faith in Film - Fri 17th Feb, 2012 - Christian Post

Movie: 'The Vow' on RTÉ One 9:35 PM tonight


Media exaggerated horror tale at Irish orphanage - Mon 23rd Jun, 2014 - AP

Also from AP


If you don't like Facebook, why don't you just leave? - Wed 2nd Jul, 2014 - Telegraph

As the fallout over Facebook's 'psychological experiment' continues, Chas Newkey-Burden says he has a much better relationship with friends who aren't slaves to social media


Yesterday (Tue 1/7) - FMA

Monday (30/6) - FMA

Religious leaders support law used in Hobby Lobby ruling - Wed 2nd Jul, 2014 - CNA

Toronto cardinal: Catholic teaching on divorce not changing - Wed 2nd Jul, 2014 - CNA

Cardinal Thomas Collins


New teaching institute sparks religious row - Sarah MacDonald - Wed 2nd Jul, 2014 - I Independent

A ROW is brewing over plans for a new multidenominational Institute of Education at Dublin City University, which will train Catholic and Protestant teachers together for the first time


RTE fears UTV threat despite its first profit in seven years - Wed 2nd Jul, 2014 - I Independent


01/7/14 (Tue)    >>

Tweet success for the Pope: Francis beats Obama into second place as he is named the most influential user on the planet - Mail ... Helping Irish women to get abortions in the UK (see below)


Breakfast - Part 4 - Tue 1st Jul, 2014 - Newstalk

Abortion in UK


Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate - Mon 30th Jun, 2014 - BBC News

Breakfast - Re: Dhara Kivlehan [Podcast] - Tue 1st Jul, 2014 - Newstalk

'The family of a young mother who died after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital has been put through hoops in their efforts to get answers.'




30/6/14 (Mon)    >>

Pope Francis receives the new Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults from Director of Veritas, Maura Hyland - Irish Bishops ... Having Better Fights About Religion - Talk By Leah Libresco-Donnybrook-2/7/14


Moncrieff - Part 1 - Mon 30th Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

Interview with Michael Kelly, Editor of the Irish Catholic newspaper


Humanists take government to court over ban on outdoor weddings - Mon 30th Jun, 2014 - Irish Central

Breakfast - Part 4 - Mon 30th Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

(33 mins into audio) Interview with the Imam of the Clongriffin Mosque about the Ramadam fast


The sad business of trying to disprove God - Mon 30th Jun, 2014 - Telegraph

Charles Moore reviews 'Atheists: The Origin of the Species' by Nick Spencer


Four die in Mullingar road crash - Mon 30th Jun, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Fr Brendan O'Sullivan



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28/6/14 (Sat)    >>

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary :-) ❤️ ... Pope Francis: To have a dialogue with God we need to make ourselves like a small child - Vatican Radio


Vatican Ex-Ambassador Convicted of Sex Abuse - Fri 28th Jun, 2014 - TIME


27/6/14 (Fri)    >>

Feast of the Sacred Heart! ... Global Rosary Relay takes place today! / Catholic Ireland ... "And talk about misinformation!" - Kevin Cullen of The Boston Globe tells Newstalk Lunchtime, concerning the Tuam 700 dead babies claim (11 mins 33 secs into audio)


Catholic bishops defend right to teach about family life, marriage and children - Paddy Agnew - Fri 27th Jun, 2014 - I Times

McAleese ‘bonkers’ comment ‘a compliment’, says Vatican synod secretary


Breakfast - Part 4 - Fri 27th Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

* MEDIA BIAS ALERT! ... ** Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue abandon journalism for cheerleading in this promotion of gay marriage (and this w/e's [gay] Pride, the organization BelongTo and the actions of 'Panti' / Rory O'Neill on the Saturday Night Show) [Between 12 and 22 mins into audio] ... [PODCAST]


David Quinn: FF needs to shed light on excommunication of Crowley for going over to the 'dark side' - Fri 27th Jun, 2014 - I Independent

Massachusetts abortion law repealed as protesters given right to air views - Fri 27th Jun, 2014 - I Independent

Contrast with LifeNews report


The Right Hook - Are 'New Atheists' Dangerous? [PODCAST] - Tue 24th Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

CEO of Atheist Ireland Michael Nugent and lecturer of Philosophy at Trinity, Dr Robert Grant, debate how some atheists put forward their argument. Is it dangerous? ... See TCD's Dr Robert Grant in the I Times: New Atheists . . .‘shallow’, ‘naive’, ‘dangerous’ - Scientific and moral progress do not walk hand in hand


Faith in the Media (Thursday) - Thu 26th Jun, 2014 - FMA

Fri (27/6) ... Thu (26/6) ... Wed (25/6)



26/6/14 (Thu)    >>

How the world's media misreported the Tuam story - David Quinn - Irish Catholic: "Journalists are supposed to check facts. That is absolutely basic to journalism." - David Quinn ... "Frankly flabbergasted at Indo presenting our 3 yr old exposé on babies used for anatomical research as their own in front page splash today." - Katie Hannon ... Vatican releases working document for Synod on Family - Vatican Radio ... Press conference on the Instrumentum Laboris of the Synod on the Family - Vatican (YouTube) ... Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October 2014 - Irish Bishops


Drivetime - Thu 26th Jun, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Michael Kelly interviewed about the Pope Francis meeting with Irish abuse survivors


PRESENTATION OF THE INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS FOR THE NEXT SYNOD ASSEMBLY IN OCTOBER - Thu 26th Jun, 2014 - VIS

See Vatican Radio, Vatican (YouTube) and Irish Bishops (above) and RTÉ: Vatican: Church should be less judgemental of gays; Independent; Reuters; CNN (Blog); and AP / Daily Mail / ABC News - Nicole Winfield: Vatican: Many Catholics Ignore Teachings on Sex; Guardian AND Zenit


PLC welcomes rejection of assisted suicide by UK Supreme Court - Wed 25th Jun, 2014 - PLC

TV3 to air insightful documentary into Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal. - Tue 24th Jun, 2014 - TV3

Re: A Secret Buried: The Mother and Baby Scandal which is to be broadcast TONIGHT Thursday 26 Jun at 9 PM (SEE also Irish Independent: 'We suffered as much as those in Catholic homes'; and Herald) ... ALSO tonight: Meet the Mormons - Channel 4 at 10 PM


Challenges faced and overcome - Brendan O'Regan - TV and Radio - Thu 26th Jun, 2014 - Irish Catholic

We need to up our game in passing on the Faith - Andrew O'Connell - Thu 26th Jun, 2014 - Irish Catholic

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling a Win for Sidewalk Counselors - Thu 26th Jun, 2014 - NC Register

The Pope's audience with the Vatican Observatory and the participants of the astronomy and astrophysics summer school - Thu 26th Jun, 2014 - News.va / L'Osservatore Romano

VIS


Yesterday's Faith in the Media - Wed 25th Jun, 2014 - FMA


25/6/14 (Wed)    >>

AP issues massive correction on Ireland child burial story - CNA ... “A Christian does not announce himself, he lowers himself for God” - Vatican Insider (Re: the Feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist ... and see below) ... COMMENT: AMEN


The Real Scandal Behind the Tuam Home for Unwed Mothers - Michael Kelly - Tue 24th Jun, 2014 - Catholic World Report

While the media rushed to exaggeration, misinformation, and fabrication, the real societal ills behind the deaths of 800 Irish children were largely overlooked.


Pope: Announce Christ Like John the Baptist - Tue 24th Jun, 2014 - NC Register / CNA / EWTN

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Part 2 - Wed 25th Jun, 2014 - Today FM

Comedian Brendan O'Carroll talks about the use of the 'F' word and about giving money to the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul (57 mins in)



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16/6/14 (Mon)    >>

Short film: Catch (about fathers) - EWTN: World Over ... Heaven is for Real: interview with Colton Burpo (whose son's experiences are the subject of the movie and a book) on Newstalk: The Picture Show (31 mins in)


The Marc Coleman Show - Sun 15th Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

Mother & baby homes: what are the (real) facts? Interview with Susan Lohan. Norella Broderick of the PLC is a panellist. ... "It's a fact that if you put children into any institution, the death rate goes up!" - Bill Tormey



15/6/14 (Sun)    >>



14/6/14 (Sat)    >>

Rosalind Moss (Jewish convert to Catholicism - formerly of EWTN) now Benedictine Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God interviewed on LMFM Radio about her NEW APOSTOLATE FOR THE FAMILY in Ireland ... ‘Heaven is for real’ opens in cinemas today (Fri) - Sarah MacDonald - Catholic Ireland ... European Court of Human Rights supports right of Church to deal with dissent - Catholicus Nua ... Effort by sections of Irish media to link the illegality of abortion in Ireland with mother and baby homes (Ivan Yates of Newstalk Breakfast, and see below) ... David Quinn: Single mothers were forcibly sterilised in Sweden. We don't hear much about that. ... Peter Feeney (previously Head of Compliance at RTÉ) announced as new Press Ombudsman (COMMENT: A questionable appointment given Mr Feeney's RTÉ background and given his link to former Irish Film Censor, John Kelleher)


Drivetime - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Philip Boucher Hayes report on new evidence which suggests that ONE OF THE TUAM SITES 'COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A SEPTIC TANK.'


Scotland Yard apologizes for threatening pro-lifers outside London abortion facility - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - LifeSite

Matt Cooper - Former Bessborough resident had a positive experience - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - Today FM

It’s time to stop pretending and to allow abortion in Ireland - Alison O'Connor - Fri 13th Jun, 2014 - I Examiner

COMMENT: This author and others are relying on some people's media-related 'dumbed down' analytical abilities to try to sneak through an almost breathtakingly weak analagy between the culture of mother and baby homes in the early and mid 20th century and Ireland's reluctance today to allow children to be murdered here in larger numbers than at present.


The Pat Kenny Show (presented by David McWilliams) - Fri 13th Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

Re: Tuam: Tom Clonan (Irish Times): "The story is being spun now" ("since the nuns -- in this case -- employed the services of a public relations professional") ... COMMENT: On the contrary, what is happening, now, is that some facts are beginning to emerge from what was originally, primarily, spin without a story and without real context. So we are not going in the direction of 'spin' from 'story' but in the direction of 'story' from 'spin'.


Matt Cooper - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - Today FM

(20 mins into audio) Niamh Uí Bhriain, Life Institute and Mark Murphy, Doctors for Choice


EU religious leaders call on Sudan to release Meriam Yahya Ibrahim - Wed 11th Jun, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Plight of Russians who are Catholic - Sat 14th Jun, 2014 - Telegraph

Sacred Mysteries: Russians who sought reunion with Rome felt the pinch


New York firm sued for making employees say 'I love you' to managers - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - RTÉ

Gates Foundation to stop funding abortion? Claim is disputed - Fri 13th Jun, 2014 - Catholic Culture

But Father Shenan Boquet of Human Life International said that the Gates Foundation “has in the past and will continue to give tens of millions of dollars to the largest abortion providers in the world, including International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International.”


Faith in the Media - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - Family and Media Association

Family shows man's destiny is L O V E ! :-) ❤️ ... Rosary Sunday, Day for Life, Synod on the Family ... South East Radio Sat 14 Jun @ 10am - Simply Divine [ which includes an item about the Family and Media Association ]


When science gets it wrong - Let the light shine in - Sat 14th Jun, 2014 - The Economist

Two big recent scientific results (including one relating to pluripotent stem cells) are looking shaky—and it is open peer review on the internet that has been doing the shaking


Pope voices fears over Scottish independence - Fri 13th Jun, 2014 - Telegraph

Bishop John McAreavey asks for prayers for peace in Iraq and Ukraine - Sat 14th Jun, 2014 - Irish Bishops


13/6/14 (Fri)    >>

‘Heaven is for real’ opens in cinemas today - Sarah MacDonald - Catholic Ireland ... European Court of Human Rights supports right of Church to deal with dissent - Catholicus Nua ... Effort by sections of Irish media to link the illegality of abortion in Ireland with mother and baby homes (Yates of Newstalk Breakfast, and see below) ... David Quinn: Single mothers were forcibly sterilised in Sweden. We don't hear much about that. ... Peter Feeney (previously Head of Compliance at RTÉ) announced as new Press Ombudsman (COMMENT: A questionable appointment given Mr Feeney's RTÉ background and given his link to former Irish Film Censor, John Kelleher


Drivetime - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Philip Boucher Hayes report of new evidence which suggests that 'ONE OF THE TUAM SITES COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A SEPTIC TANK.


Scotland Yard apologizes for threatening pro-lifers outside London abortion facility - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - LifeSite

Matt Cooper - Former Bessborough resident had a positive experience - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - Today FM

It’s time to stop pretending and to allow abortion in Ireland - Alison O'Connor - Fri 13th Jun, 2014 - I Examiner

COMMENT: This author and others are relying on some people's media-related 'dumbed down' analytical abilities to try to sneak through an almost breathtakingly weak analagy between the culture of mother and baby homes in the early and mid 20th century and Ireland's reluctance today to allow children to be murdered here in larger numbers than at present.


Matt Cooper - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - Today FM

(20 mins into audio) Niamh Uí Bhriain, Life Institute and Mark Murphy, Doctors for Choice


EU religious leaders call on Sudan to release Meriam Yahya Ibrahim - Wed 11th Jun, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Late Lunch - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - LMFM Radio

[Podcast] ... Benedectine Mother Miriam


New York firm sued for making employees say 'I love you' to managers - Thu 12th Jun, 2014 - RTÉ

Gates Foundation to stop funding abortion? Claim is disputed - Fri 13th Jun, 2014 - Catholic Culture

But Father Shenan Boquet of Human Life International said that the Gates Foundation “has in the past and will continue to give tens of millions of dollars to the largest abortion providers in the world, including International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International.”


Yesterday


12/6/14 (Thu)    >>

Bishops designate 6 October as Rosary Sunday and Day for Life (theme: protecting & cherishing life) - prayers asked for Synod on the Family - Irish Bishops ... Pontifical Council's for the Family Archbishop Paglia: Re: World Meeting of Families - Family shows man's destiny is L O V E ! :-) ❤️


Beautiful Model Gives Up Flourishing Career To Become Nun - Wed 11th Jun, 2014 - NC Register

Spanish woman, Olalla Oliveros


Movie: The Nun's Story - 7:30 AM - Sat 14h Jun, 2014 - RTÉ One

Some other weekend TV: BBC One Sun 15 June @ 10am - The Big Questions; ... BBC Two Sun 15 Jun @ noon - Two Greedy Italians - Saints and Miracles (a culinary pilgrimage with a believer and a skeptic, including a visit to Saint Padre Pio's shrine); ... Radio: South East Radio Sat 14 Jun @ 10am - Simply Divine (including a piece about the Family and Media Association)


Parents save independent Catholic Fernhill School - Wed 11th Jun, 2014 - BBC Scotland

Archbishop Chaput Unveils Plans for 2015 World Meeting of Families - Wed 11th Jun, 2014 - NC Register

Pope Francis is expected to attend the September 22-27, 2015 meeting in Philadelphia.


Andrea Pirlo seeks help from priest over fears his love life will affect his football - Tue 10th Jun, 2014 - Mail

World Cup


Nigerian cardinal supports offer of amnesty to Boko Haram insurgents - Wed 11th Jun, 2014 - Catholic Herald

Abuse royal commission probes the Vatican - Wed 11th Jun, 2014 - Mail / Australian Associated Press

Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood Teaching Teens S&M Sex: Gagging, Whipping and Asphyxiation - Tue 10th Jun, 2014 - LifeNews

St Patrick's: Orange Order 'hymns only' instruction at flashpoint church - Wed 11th Jun, 2014 - BBC

Mom Reacts to Billboard Unveiling Featuring Daughter With Down Syndrome - Wed 4th Jun, 2014 - ABC News

*** RECOMMENDED! ... "What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful"


Great news: Slovakia protects marriage through a constitutional amendment - Wed 4th Jun, 2014 - Turtle Bay and Beyond


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10/6/14 (Tue)    >>

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults - Irish Bishops ... SEE 'Spiked' and Newstalk below on Tuam babies!


The Tuam tank: another myth about evil Ireland - The obsession with Ireland’s dark past has officially become unhinged - Brendan O'Neill - Mon 9th Jun, 2014 - Spiked

NB *** "a modern media that seems more interested in titillating readers with gorno than giving us cool facts, and thanks to a Twittermob constantly on the hunt for things it might feel ostentatiously outraged ..." - Brendan O'Neill ... See also below


The Right Hook (presented today by Shane Coleman) - Part 1 - Tue 10th Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

NB *** "Some of it is not reality" ... Interview with Brendan O'Neill (11 mins into audio) ... See also above [NOTE: This interview was followed in Part 2 with a 'balancing' interview with Amnesty's Colm O'Gorman in Part 2 ... COMMENT: Such interviews in the cause of balance are seldom considered necessary when the original contribution is an anti-Catholic one! NOTE ALSO Ivan Yates' comments on Newstalk Breakfast below]


Letters - Mother-and-baby home deaths - Tue 10th Jun, 2014 - I Times

SEE also Saturday's Letters (7/6): "The media should be very wary of using the term “septic tank” to describe the structure containing the child burials at St Mary’s mother-and-child home at Tuam. It is offensive and hurtful to all those involved. The structure as described is much more likely to be a shaft burial vault, a common method of burial used in the recent past and still used today in many part of Europe." - Dr FINBAR McCORMICK School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, University Road, Queen’s University, Belfast.


Breakfast - Part 4 - Tue 10th Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

*** IRISH MEDIA BIAS ALERT! ... (22 mins 30 secs into audio) Ivan Yates: "As far as I'm concerned we should stop pussyfooting around with these different groups of nuns. And we should simply send the criminal assets bureau in to seize whatever assets they have." ... COMMENT: Populism of the worst kind, a national affront to democracy and the rule of law? Complaints to complaints@bai.ie


50% of aborted Down’s Syndrome babies missing from official records - Mon 9th Jun, 2014 - PLC

PLC calls revelation “truly shameful”


92% of Babies With Down Syndrome in England Are Killed in Abortions - Cora Sherlock - Tue 10th Jun, 2014 - Life News

Catholic Church not affected by new same-sex marriage law in Denmark - Tue 10th Jun, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Fíor Scéal - Global Gay - Tuesday, 10/06 @ 10:45pm

"A global revolution is underway to obtain the universal decriminalization of homosexuality. Homosexuality is forbidden in almost half of the world. Of 196 UN member states, there are 7 where it is punishable by death. In 84 others, it can merit prison and physical punishment. But today, momentum is building and the debate on gay rights is everywhere - whether it's regarding legalization in the Middle-East and Africa or gay marriage laws in the West. We follow this battle for decriminalization through the lives and work of some of its fearless pioneers." - TG 4 ... (Repeated - Thursday after midnight)


Yesterday's Faith in the Media - Mon 9th Jun, 2014 - Family and Media Association

Tom McGurk (on Twitter): "Worst ever week in Irish journalism. No attempt to check a Tuam claims"; ... Half of babies aborted for Down's syndrome are missing from records - Mail ... ; and Mgr Paul Tighe World Communications Day 2014 lecture at Heythrop College, University of London on 5 June 2014 - Pontifical Council for Social Communications



09/6/14 (Mon)    >>

Tom McGurk (on Twitter): "Worst ever week in Irish journalism. No attempt to check a Tuam claims" ... Half of babies aborted for Down's syndrome are missing from records - Mail


Mgr Paul Tighe gave the World Communications Day 2014 lecture at Heythrop College, University of London on 5 June 2014 - Mon 9th Jun, 2014 - Pontifical Council for Social Communications


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Tonight with Vincent Browne (Tom McGurk) - Thu 5th Jun, 2014 - TV3

John Waters, Martin Mansergh, Fr Michael Collins, Sinead O'Carroll (Journal.ie), Susan Lohan, Derek Davis ... See also Michael Cook - Mercatornet: "But the fires of indignation burn hottest and highest when they are uncontaminated by facts" ... COMMENT: Excellent contribution from John Waters, in particular


Bethany infants buried in unmarked graves - Tue 25th May, 2010 - RTÉ

COMMENT: Recall ... Recall also DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY - Private Member's Business - Bethany Home, Address by Kathleen Lynch T.D. Minister of State at the Departments of Health and Justice and Equality, 10 December 2013


Letters - Mother-and-baby home deaths - Liam Carroll - Fri 6th Jun, 2014 - I Times

"Cohorting infants in institutions puts small infants at risk from cross-infection, particularly gastroenteritis. Early infection to the gastrointestinal tract can cause severe bowel damage. Without the availability of recent technology, many such infants would die from malabsorption resulting in marasmus [severe malnutrition]. " ... "In foundling homes in the US in the early 20th century, mortality was sometimes reported as greater than 90 per cent among infants cared for in such institutions."


Abortion Rom-Com Romanticizing Infanticide Hits Theaters… - Sat 7th Jun, 2014 - Patheos

No guidelines drawn up on abortion, says Irish Council for Civil Liberties - Fri 6th Jun, 2014 - I Times

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Can abortion be funny? - Sat 7th Jun, 2014 - Aljazeera

COMMENT: Strongly pro abortion opinion piece carried by Aljazeera



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05/6/14 (Thu)    >>

Statement of Archbishop Neary in Support of Home Inquiry - Archdiocese of Tuam (extensive coverage on Morning Ireland)


Experienced lawyer to be next US ambassador to Ireland - Thu 5th Jun, 2014 - Independent

Described here as "a devout Catholic". The new ambassador's Catholicism was also referred to on Morning Ireland



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03/6/14 (Tue)    >>

New political party plans to recruit Independents - Party to emerge from Reform Alliance group - I Times (See also David Quinn 30/5... Mentioned also in RTÉ Radio One: It Says in the Papers by Valerie Cox and discussed with Harry McGee on Morning Ireland 3/6) ... 'Why I have Faith' TODAY from 9am! - RTÉ Radio One: John Murray Show ... Francis at Rome’s Olympic Stadium: “The devil wants to destroy the family” - Vatican Insider


Nicole Scherzinger was nervous meeting Pope - Mon 2nd Jun, 2014 - TV3

''And I don't know if it's because of the Pope, but I'm finding that I'm gravitating more towards peace.'' - Nicole Scherzinger


Breakfast - Betty Purcell on being 'Inside RTE' - Mon 2nd Jun, 2014 - Newstalk

* RECOMMENDED! ... "Former RTE journalist and producer Betty Purcell joined Ivan to discuss her new memoir 'Inside RTE'"


Francis at Rome’s Olympic Stadium: “The devil wants to destroy the family” - Sun 1st Jun, 2014 - Vatican Insider

“The elderly are the Church’s wisdom and yet we cast them aside”


Jimmy Savile: The Power to Abuse - Panorama, BBC One, review - Mon 2nd Jun, 2014 - Telegraph

"Panorma's latest Jimmy Savile exposé revealed the prolific nature of his sex offences and an equally unnerving cover-up at the BBC, says Ben Lawrence"



02/6/14 (Mon)    >>

"I applaud those in Ireland who witness to their love of Jesus on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and a host of other digital platforms" - Archbishop Eamon Martin - Archbishop backs Pope's call to spread message of faith online - Irish Independent (World Communiations Day)


Friday's Faith in the Media - Fri 30th May, 2014 - Family and Media Association


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31/5/14 (Sat)    >>

"Widespread condemnation" reported of death sentence passed on Meriam Ibrahim - RTÉ Radio 1 News (8am, 9am, 10am) BBC (COMMENT: US lawmakers and also UK political leaders David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have united. Where are the voices of Ireland's discredited political and media leaders? TODAY, the Feast of the Visitation, the unborn child, John the Baptist was the first to witness to Jesus as Lord, when he leapt for joy!)



30/5/14 (Fri)    >>

Pope at Mass: Joy in hope - News.va ... World Communications Day / Feast of the Ascension - June 1st - Irish Bishops ... Mullen eyes Dail seat at next general election - I Independent ... TOLKIEN'S "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" A CATHOLIC WORLDVIEW - EWTN this Sunday 1 June @ 8 pm / Details of other upcoming TV broadcasts below


THE COMMISSION VETOS THE CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE “ONE OF US” - Wed 28th May, 2014 - oneofus.eu

A decision contrary to ethical and democratic requirements


High Court rules RTÉ must provide documents to Sean Gallagher - Thu 29th May, 2014 - RTÉ

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine - Fri 30th May, 2014 - Journal.ie

"The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues." ... COMMENT: It should go without saying that this 'news' article is highly ideological.


‘It’s time to do something’ – The forgotten mass grave of 800 babies in Galway - Tue 27th May, 2014 - Journal.ie

Discussed on RTÉ: Liveline and Newstalk: Lunchtime // In an unrelated item, celibacy was also discussed on today's Liveline


Prime Time - Thu 29th May, 2014 - RTÉ One

Adoption Authority reacts to criticism over intercountry adoptions


Vatican: Israel, Palestinian Peace Prayer June 8 - Thu 29th May, 2014 - TIME / AP

Pentecost ... Reuters


Pollster suggests Trudeau’s losing support over abortion edict - Fri 30th May, 2014 - LifeSite

Cuomo’s cardinal sin: Did the governor lie to the bishops? - Fri 30th May, 2014 - New York Post

Should religions get out of education? - Fri 30th May, 2014 - I Times

Deputy Bishop of London in Jersey 'freemasons' claim - Thu 29th May, 2014 - BBC News

The Late Late Show - TONIGHT @ 9:35 PM - Fri 30th May, 2014 - RTÉ One

(Twitter) ... This programme is to include an Interview with a sex party organiser called Emma Sayle (SEE Mail) ... Sunday World


Murdered Saints Mystery - Sun @ 9 AM - Sun 1st June, 2014 - National Geographic

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne - Sun @ 10:35 PM - Sun 1st Jun, 2014 - RTÉ One

"Presenter Gay Byrne talks to inventor, investor and former Dragon Sean O'Sullivan about his life, faith and spirituality. The entrepreneur, who made millions through venture capitalism and his own IT designs, coining the term `cloud computing', talks about being raised in poverty by a devoutly Catholic mother, and reveals he is more interested in values than profits "


City of Faith - Mon @ 10:35 PM - Mon 2nd Jun, 2014 - BBC One

"An Armagh farmer remembers the joyous moment as a young boy when he became a Christian and a woman tells how she was inspired to turn to God after her brother-in-law's murder."


Panorama - Savile: The Power to Abuse - Mon @ 8:30 PM - Mon 2nd Jun, 2014 - BBC One

Other programmes which might possibly be of interest: Movie: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Sat @ 9 PM - Channel 4 ("As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.") ... Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future - Sat @ 8 PM - National Geographic ... I Escaped a Cult - Sun @ 10 PM - National Geographic (Polygamy!) ... The Family Project - Mon @ 7:30 PM - RTÉ ONE (helping a family to cope better with their daily challenges) ... Bibeanna Mheiricea - Mon @ 7:30 PM - TG 4 (Women's stories of marriage after emigrating) ... Movie: Gran Torino - Mon @ 9:30 PM - TG4 ... SEE ALSO FaithArts



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28/5/14 (Wed)    >>

FORGIVENESS (SEE Newstalk Lunchtime, below) ... Good News: Newsletter of the Pontifical Council for the Family - Pope Francis: “He’s the pope of the family” (Saint John Paul II) - SEE also below


Lunchtime - "They were the loves of my life" -"We are heartbroken" - Tue 27th May, 2014 - Newstalk

*** "Elber Twomey remembers her family who died after a suicidal driver crashed into their car in Devon in 2012. Elber also lost her unborn daughter Elber Marie." ... (5 mins into audio) "There was a priest friend of mine who asked me in September, when he came to visit, did I pray for Marek and I said, 'jeepers, no.' And he said he'd pray for him, every day, on my behalf, until I'd be able to. And sure enough by the month of November, I was lighting a candle for him. So he just planted the seed. So really I have him to thank that I ever started looking at it from this point of view and that I came about to forgive him"


Faith in the Media (Tuesday) - Tue 27th May, 2014 - Family and Media Association

Wed (28/5) ... Tue (27/5) ... Mon (26/5)


A Living Word - Eamonn Maher - Wed 28th May 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Topic: Pope Francis. Analysis of John Waters discussed briefly. Waters represented (COMMENT: surely misrepresented) here, as an opponent of Pope Francis ... Listen also to (Monday - Eamonn Maher) and Tuesday - Fr. John Littleton


Archbishop of Canterbury to meet Pope in Rome next month - Wed 28th May 2014 - BBC

Mercy and Law in Mariage - Wed 28th May, 2014 - Pontifical Council for the Family

The Synod will be on the Family! - Wed 28th May, 2014 - Pontifical Council for the Family

The Texts of the Magisterium - Tue 27th May, 2014 - Pontifical Council for the Family

Selection of texts on the subject of the family


Christian Family? - Tue 27th May, 2014 - Pontifical Council for the Family

Msgr. Paglia in Belgium for a meeting on the family and globalized society


For the "Primacy" of the Family - Fri 23rd May, 2014 - Pontifical Council for the Family

Pope Francis: "Be ever vigilant and work with governmental authorities and other religious leaders to ensure that the dignity and primacy of the family is upheld."


Today with Seán O'Rourke - Book: Family Breakdown - Wed 28th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Interview with Kieron Wood


Breakfast - Part IV - Wed 28th May, 2014 - Newstalk

(50 mins into audio) The movie Jimmy's Hall is "a very powerful addition to the catalogue of films having a serious punch at the Church ... " - John Kelleher ... The film's director Ken Loach will be interviewed on RTÉ One Nationwide, tonight, @7pm ... Also on RTÉ One tonight @ 12:40am: 'My Love': "The story of Poul, a Danish fisherman who experienced a profound crisis several years ago when he felt he had to choose between coming out as gay or taking his own life" ... RTÉ Two, TONIGHT, @ 7:30PM: 'Meet the Amish' (Five Hamish teenagers' encounter with pagan and sexually liberal UK culture)


Abortion: why aren't men allowed to have a say - Wed 28th May, 2014 - Telegraph

Scott Hahn explores power of saints, angels in modern life - Wed 28th May, 2014 - CNA

“I realized more powerfully that all this theory is true, and all this truth is real and all this reality is really beautiful and absolutely indispensable to get through everyday life.”



27/5/14 (Tue)    >>

Fury over gay dad’s outburst over 'designer son' frizzy hair - Star ... Archbishop Paglia: "The Pope's homily in Bethlehem where Jesus was born:A society, a nation, can be known by how it welcomes children/babies, how it treats them" (SEE yesterday) ... “America’s biggest serial killer”: Irish journalist to make movie about Kermit Gosnell - Ulster Herald


Faith in the Media (yesterday) - Mon 26th May, 2014 - Family and Media Association

Prof Ray Kinsella on Labour and abortion in Irish Examiner / Archbishop Eamon Martin and the 10 Commandments of Social Media / Arnold O'Byrne on the John Murray Show about his mother's Marian Eucharistic Faith and Ireland's qualification for Euro '88! AND SEE ABOVE!


City of Faith - TONIGHT @ 10PM - Tue 27th May, 2014 - BBC Two

"Inspirational and uplifting series in which the people of Armagh, Ireland's ecclesiastical capital, explore their faith" ... EPISODE #1: "A recovering alcoholic who lost his son to suicide and a young dynamic couple whose first child was born with its organs outside his body describe how their faith helped them to cope with their troubles."


Pope to meet abuse victims with Boston’s O’Malley - Tue 27th May, 2014 - John Allen

Archdiocese of Boston (Facebook)


Pope Francis says child sex abuse like 'satanic mass' - Tue 27th May, 2014 - RTÉ

Pope Francis: homily in the Upper Room - Mon 26th May, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Liberal MP criticizes Justin Trudeau over abortion edict - Mon 26th May, 2014 - The Star (Canada)

BUCHANAN: Backlash to EU strengthens Putin - Tue 27th May, 2014 - APP.com

"Putin is the anti-Obama, moving to occupy the cultural-moral vacuum left by America. As we celebrate multiculturalism, LGBT rights, and abortion on demand, Putin repudiates Hollywood values.


Toni Braxton Believed God Gave Her Son Autism Because Of Her Past Abortion - Mon 26th May, 2014 - Celebrity Scoop

Why we need a new women's revolution - sUN 25TH maY, 2014 - Guardian

* COMMENT: A feminist criticises sex-selected abortions!


Fr. Pavone and other Catholic leaders respond to Italian bishop who criticized pro-lifers - Mon 26th May, 2014 - LifeSite

“In the annals of history, any failures of the institutional Church in regard to the sex abuse crisis – and those failures are not to be minimized – will nevertheless pale in comparison to the failure to stand up, preach vigorously, and mobilize courageously to end child-killing in the womb”


Loyalty not an issue as voters show their dissatisfaction - Gary Murphy - Tue 27th May, 2014 - I Examiner

"Social concerns are peripheral. There is no evidence that abortion can be a galvanising force for any significant proportion of the population. And a liberalising social agenda based around the legalisation of gay marriage is not going to save Labour." ... Reform Alliance also mentioned



26/5/14 (Mon)    >>

"The Pope's homily in Bethlehem where Jesus was born:A society, a nation, can be known by how it welcomes children/babies, how it treats them" - Archbishop Paglia (Twitter) ... "This will be a sign for you: you will find a child ..." - Pope's homily in Bethlehem - News.va ... Labour: where did it all go wrong? - I Independent ... Prof Ray Kinsella: "At a time when the focus of Government should have been on the economy, they engaged in a damaging, divisive and wholly unnecessary campaign to legislate for abortion on the X case. " - I Examiner ... The founder of Mary's Meals, Magnus MacFarlane Barrow will speak TONIGHT @ 7:30pm in St Clare's and Holy Cross Church, Graiguecullen Killeshin Parish, Carlow. All welcome!


‘The New media and the work of Evangelisation’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin - Tue 20th May, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Let there be light: Catholic Church gives blessing to digital smiley face - Wed 21st May, 2014 - Telegraph

Archbishop offers ‘10 commandments’ for Catholics online - Thu 22nd May, 2014 - Catholic Herald

The 10 commandments of the Internet according to the Archbishop - Sun 25th May, 2014 - Sunday Independent

Referred to by Michael Kelly on Today FM: Savage Sunday (56 mins in)


John Murray Show - Mon 26th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

RECOMMENDED! Arnold O'Byrne (formerly of Opel) tells about the unlikely link between the strong faith of his mother in the efficacy of her prayers to Our Lady and the goal by Scotland's Gary McKay which put the Irish soccer team into the finals of Euro '88!


Church launches new service for victims of abuse - Sarah MacDonald - Mon 26th May, 2014 - I Independent

Catholic family branded 'bigoted' by social workers for not wanting their children to be adopted by gay couple - Fri 23rd May, 2014 - Mail

Prof Ray Kinsella: Surge of support for Independents more than a protest - Mon 26th May, 2014 - I Examiner

COMMENT: A prophetic article, particularly in light of the Pope's homily at Bethlehem

" ... both Fine Gael and Labour have been willing, in the interest of power, to ditch their traditional values. At a time when the focus of Government should have been on the economy, they engaged in a damaging, divisive and wholly unnecessary campaign to legislate for abortion on the X case. For anyone who actually took the trouble to read the ECJ judgement on the ABC cases — or who listened to the informed views of the medical and psychiatric evidence — this was an exercise in ideological ‘power broking’ and one that the country could ill-afford."

Listen also to yesterday's Marian Finucane Show regarding pressure on FG politicians etc. to vote against conscience ...


Middle East leaders accept Vatican invitation - Mon 26th May, 2014 - I Independent

Pope makes peace plea during Bethlehem visit - Sun 25th May, 2014 - RTÉ


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22/5/14 (Thu)    >>

Papal Nuncio and Poor Clares honouring the Holy Name - Galway Advertiser (Facebook)


Yesterday

Archbishop Eamon Martin on new media, evangelization and World Communications Day etc.; Elections; Fr Bartlett


United Nations Pushing Abortion on Overwhelmingly Christian Nation - Wed 21st May, 2014 - LifeNews

Papua New Guinea


Archbishop: Europe’s governments ignore attacks on Christians - Thu 22nd May, 2014 - CNA

Archbishop Georg Gaenswein


A Living Word - Fr Michael Ruddy - Tue 20th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Bridges - stepping out in Faith ...

COMMENT: @Pontifex / Bridge builder


When Boko Haram was 'merely' killing Christians the world looked the other way - David Quinn - Thu 22nd May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Cheap comedy at the expense of faith - Brendan O'Regan - Thu 22nd May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Recommended ... complaints@rte.ie !



21/5/14 (Wed)    >>

Be the change. Vote Pro-Life - Life Institute - Pro Life Campaign ... "Jesus died on the cross because he refused to do the popular thing!" - Fr Tim Bartlett - BBC Radio Ulster on Bishop Noel Treanor's PRO LIFE, PRO NATURAL MARRIAGE statement concerning European elections ( 1 hr 8 mins into audio ) ... ... Report: Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe ... Monday [ The RTÉ agenda - Rónán Mullen on Prime Time - Edited highlights ] ... *** World Communications Day - Sunday 1 June 2014 - Irish Bishops *** ... ‘The New media and the work of Evangelisation’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin - Irish Bishops


'Protect children from internet', says cardinal elect - Sarah MacDonald - Tue 20th May, 2014 - Independent

Archbishop Eamon Martin ... "We can see how lost that world can be with the pervasive prevalence of pornography polluting the spirit of so many of people – where human sexuality is degraded and relationships are cosmetic" ... SEE ALSO above and below


Church evangelisers must engage with social media - Sarah MacDonald - Tue 20th May, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

Bishop Trevor Williams and Archbishop Eamon Martin address Soul Waves Radio conference ... SEE ALSO above and below


Fatima Movie: The 13th Day - Tue 20th May, 2014 - the13thday.com

St Genesius Film Club


World Communications Day 2014 (1st June, 2014) - Tue 20th May, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Communications Prayer: "Holy Spirit, you blessed the first disciples with the power to spread God’s love throughout the world. Give me a new power to proclaim your word through my own unique gifts and through the channels of clear communication. Make me willing to receive that word as it enters my daily life. Bless all who use their talents in the field of communications. Guide those who send out the message and those who receive it, so that all people may come to know your truth and be renewed by your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen" - Saint Francis de Sales ... SEE ALSO above and below


Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter - Archbishop Eamon Martin - June 2014 - Intercom

*** Archbishop Eamon Martin, Chair of the Irish Bishops' Council for Communications ... SEE ALSO Archbishop Eamon Martin above, and below


Children exposed to violence more likely to be cyberbullies - Wed 21st May, 2014 - Irish Examiner

[ Top of Front Page - Print edition ] ... SEE also Archbishop Eamon Martin, above, and below ... SEE ALSO above and below


Author John Banville hits out at violent crime dramas on television - Tue 20th May, 2014 - Guardian

Re: Booker Prize winner John Banville and his recent Radio Times interview ... 'Too many woman are victims in TV dramas, says Booker-prize winning author John Bannville' - Mail ... 'Banville slams level of violence in crime drama' - BreakingNews.ie ... 'John Banville concerned about TV violence' - RTÉ (ten) ... RTÉ Radio One: Arena (in 'Arts News' at beginning of programme) ... SEE ALSO above and below


Game of Thrones, Hannibal.. Do we need so much shock and gore on TV? - Gerard Gilbert - Mon 19th May, 2014 - I Independent / (London) Independent

SEE ALSO above


56th International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014 - Chaplaincy Service Defence Forces Ireland

Mentioned on RTÉ Radio One Liveline (20/5/2014) ... "Ann was in Lourdes at the weekend. It was a military weekend and would like to congratulate the Irish army…..they represented Ireland with such dignity."


Eamon Ryan backs away from attack on Catholic education - Mon 19th May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

See also Pro Life Campaign: Eamon Ryan "supports the provision of abortion in certain circumstances." - PLC


Prime Time - Sun 18th May, 2014 - RTÉ One

The strongly pro-life, pro-family candidate RÓNÁN MULLEN, other pro-life candidates and other candidates on Prime Time - Midlands-North-West Constituency ... SEE Life Institute / Pro Life Campaign


Prime Time - Mon 19th May, 2014 - RTÉ One

The strongly pro-life, pro-family candidate THERESA HEANEY, other pro-life candidates and other candidates on Prime Time - South Constituency ... SEE Life Institute / Pro Life Campaign


Prime Time - Tue 20th May, 2014 - RTÉ One

The pro-life candidate RAYMOND WHITEHEAD and other candidates on Prime Time - Dublin Constituency ... SEE Life Institute / Pro Life Campaign


Pope at Mass: Let not your heart be troubled - Tue 20th May, 2014 - News.va / Vatican Radio

[ Text and audio ] ... Those who welcome the Holy Spirit will have a solid and endless peace, unlike those who choose to “superficially” trust in the tranquility offered by money or power.


Pope at Audience: If we destroy Creation, it will destroy us - Wed 21st May, 2014 - News.va / Vatican Radio

“With the gift of knowledge, the Spirit leads us to grasp the value and beauty of people and the realities that surround us, but also their limitations”



20/5/14 (Tue)    >>

Be the change. Vote Pro-Life - Life Institute - Pro Life Campaign ... "Jesus died on the cross because he refused to do the popular thing!" - Fr Tim Bartlett - BBC Radio Ulster on Bishop Noel Treanor's PRO LIFE, PRO NATURAL MARRIAGE statement concerning European elections ( 1 hr 8 mins into audio ) ... Yesterday [ The RTÉ agenda - Rónán Mullen on Prime Time - Edited highlights ]


'Protect children from internet', says cardinal elect - Sarah MacDonald - Tue 20th May, 2014 - Independent

Archbishop Eamon Martin


Church evangelisers must engage with social media - Sarah MacDonald - Tue 20th May, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

Bishop Trevor Williams and Archbishop Eamon Martin address Soul Waves Radio conference.


Fatima Movie: The 13th Day - TONIGHT at 7pm - Tue 20th May, 2014 - the13thday.com

St Genesius Film Club - 7pm tonight in 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2



19/5/14 (Mon)    >>

Prime Time: Ronan Mullen calls out RTE on their left wing agenda - TheLiberal.ie [ RECOMMENDED! See also TheJournal.ie ]


Bishops urge voters to make their views heard - Sarah MacDonald - Catholic Ireland

Celtic Connections - Kathy Sinnott - Bernadette Smyth / Diane Ward / Br. Loarne Ferguson OFM Cap - Sun 18th May, 2014 - EWTN

Part 1. Next week Europe goes to the polls. This year same sex marriage was legalised in Great Britain and abortion legalised in Ireland. WIll christians take into account these and other issues of faith in the voting booth? Kathy talks to Bernadette Smyth, director of Precious Life Ireland about the European elections. . . . Part 2. Seekers Teams is a new initiative that engages ordinary people in the New Evangelisation. Based at the St. Pio Shrine of England and Wales Pantasaph, Seeker Team founders Diane Ward and Br. Loarne OFM talk to Celtic Connections about evangelising Britain.


FROM THE MEP ELECTION CAMPAIGN TRAIL - Sun 18th May, 2014 - Diarmuid O'Flynn

Pro life ... Pro so-called gay marriage


‘Christian Citizenship and the Local Council and European Parliamentary Elections in Northern Ireland’ - A Pastoral Reflection by Most Rev. Noel Treanor Bishop of Down & Connor - Fri 16th May, 2014 - Diocese of Down and Conor

The Marc Coleman Show - Part 1 - Sun 18th May, 2014 - Newstalk

Part 2


Was Protect the Pope really divisive? Or was it rather those whom Deacon Nick believed were undermining the teachings of the Church? - William Oddie - Mon 19th May, 2014 - Catholic Herald

Read PRESS RELEASE FROM THE BISHOP OF LANCASTER - Bishop Campbell did not close down Protect the Pope (2/5/2014)



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17/5/14 (Sat)    >>

When did being a liberal mean you had to be a crank? - Ian O'Doherty - Independent


Breda O'Brien: How did Jackie Kennedy come to place such trust in Fr Joseph Leonard? - Opinion: Such an exchange between an elderly priest and a famous woman is hard to imagine today - Sat 17th May, 2014 - I Times

Drivetime - Wed 14th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Interview with Bishop-elect Kevin Doran at end of programme (2 hrs 26 mins into broadcast)



16/5/14 (Fri)    >>

The Family at the Heart of Human Development - Address given by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family On the Occasion of the 2014 International Day of Families at UN Headquarters, May 15, 2014


David Quinn: RTE should get over the liberal agenda – it's why conservatives like me get less airtime - Fri 16th May, 2014 - Irish Independent

NB! *** "In other words, RTE was (and is) used as an instrument to drive a particular point of view and that point of view was (and is) frequently liberal/left and secular. "Purcell is commendably honest about why she joined RTE. She saw her work as "politics by other means".


New York roommates find $40,000 in sofa and return cash to owner - Fri 16th May, 2014 - Guardian / AP

Risin Time - Fri 16th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

A well known (but 'sick') pop song from the 70's about the seduction (abuse!) of a 17-year-old by a 32-year-old was played at about 6:10am, this morning. It is highly significant that this event should not even 'raise an eyebrow' whereas incidents of sex between priests and 17 year old minors are included in the John Jay Report on The Nature and Scope of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States 1950-2002. IN FACT, the 15-17 age range accounts for 27.3% of all the incidents in the report, more than the 1-7 (5.8%) and the 8-10 (16%) age ranges combined.


Sudan's apostasy death sentence condemned - Fri 16th May, 2014 - Vatican Radio

The Avengers unite in support of Catholic writer - Fri 16th May, 2014 - Catholic Herald

"CAPTAIN AMERICA FOR STRAT" (Stratford Caldecott)


Ann Maguire Funeral: Teacher Laid To Rest - Fri 16th May, 2014 - Sky

Faith in the Media - YESTERDAY - Thu 15th May, 2014 - Family and Media Association (FMA)

Friday (16/4) ... Thursday (15/4) [ FMA accuses RTE Two of blasphemous content ] ... Wednesday (14/4) [ Bishop-elect Kevin Doran ] ... Tuesday (13/4) [ Pope to U.N. Heads: Unborn Children are “Our Brothers and Sisters” ] ... Monday (12/4) ... Sunday (11/4) ... Saturday (10/4) ... Friday (9/4)



15/5/14 (Thu)    >>

FMA accuses RTE Two of blasphemous content - Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland ... "Raise up vocations for this multi-media apostolate, and inspire all people of good will to contribute with prayer, action and offerings ..." - Praying with Fr. Alberione [ including media prayers ]


Bishop seeks to diffuse school enrolments row - Thu 15th May, 2014 - I Examiner

The Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley


Vocation is 'never static,' reflects newly appointed Irish bishop - Wed 14th May, 2014 - CNA

Re: Fr Kevin Doran, the newly appointed Bishop of Elphin / SEE Faith in the Media (yesterday) ... Vatican Radio ... Fr Kevin Doran on 'legally assisted suicide' - The Pat Kenny Show - Newstalk (6 mins 50 secs into audio - Re: I Independent - Sarah Mac Donald)


Doctors escaping abortion charges on ‘utterly preposterous’ pretext, MP - Mon 12th May, 2014 - Telegraph

Former Abortion Clinic Owner: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion - Wed 14th May, 2014 - LifeNews

Re: Carol Everett


Missing: Prayer keeps hope alive - Mon 12th May, 2014 - CNS

Mother of Philip Cairns still hopes for ‘conclusion’ - Catholic Ireland (10/5/2014)


Unfunny comedy and cracking crime - Brendan O'Regan - Thu 15th May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

UN’s treatment of Vatican and Ireland shows its ideological bias - David Quinn - Thu 15th May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Some remain ‘deaf and blind’ to Church safeguarding efforts


A significant minority of voters now feel politically homeless - Sun 11th May, 2014 - I Times

Many Irish voters are socially conservative, but are not particularly right-wing economically. Where is the party that represents them?


Emmerdale - tomorrow @ 7pm - Fri 16th May, 2014 - TV3 / UTV

Storyline which includes abortion


TELEGRAM FOR THE ASIAN CONFERENCE ON THE FAMILY - Thu 15th May, 2014 - VIS

“Asian Conference on the Family” - 13 to 16 May on the theme “Families of Asia: Lights of Hope”. ... Pope: Family is Fundamental Cell of Society - Zenit


Jim Caviezel Returns in Faith and Football Drama - Thu 15th May, 2014 - NC Register

New movie: When The Game Stands Tall


Today with Seán O'Rourke - European elections - Rónán Mullen - Thu 15th May, 2014 - RTE Radio One

Read about some pro-life and pro-family candidates on ELN - Pat Buckley ... Catholic Democrat Theresa Heaney is standing in Munster and was interviewed by Valerie Cox for Today with Seán O'Rourke (Tue 13 May)


Twenty escort ads found in home of beloved Catholic school teacher, 61, stabbed to death 14 times 'by a prostitute he hired online' - Thu 15th May, 2014 - Mail

Doctors sign up to hear appeals from women refused an abortion - Thu 15th May, 2014 - I Independent

COMMENT: The Protection Rejection of Life During Pregnancy Act


Woman sentenced to death in Sudan for converting to Christianity - Thu 15th May, 2014 - RTÉ

Twitter ... CNN ... SEE also May Position Papers re Christian persecution etc. (print version: Veritas / Knock Shrine / church bookshops etc. - PDF: info@positionpapers.ie)



14/5/14 (Wed)    >>

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr Kevin Doran - appointed Bishop of Elphin! [Several articles - SEE IRISH BISHOPS and below] ... Papal Audience: The gift of fortitude in times of trial - Emer McCarthy - Vatican Radio


Doing nothing enables other side - May, 2014 - Alive

Republic of Telly - Mon 12th May, 2014 - RTÉ Two

Facebook ... COMMENT: This episode is scheduled to be repeated on RTÉ Two, tonight @ 11:25pm


Aggressive Secularism: lessons for Ireland from Scotland - A talk by Professor Tom Gallagher - Davenport hotel, Dublin 2 - 8pm TOMORROW - Thu 15th May, 2014 - Iona Institute

Talk to be chaired by Finola Bruton


The new National Maternity Hospital will open in 2019 – and here’s who’s designing it

COMMENT: 150 Million 'pieces of silver' ... SEE also an article by Paul Cullen of the I Times referred to in Life in the Media (28 May, 2013)


Fr Kevin Doran is new Bishop of Elphin - Michael Kelly - Wed 14th May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Priest resigned from Mater Hospital over abortion stance [SEE also the red section, above]


Joy in family life underlined during National Week for Life and Family in Canada - Wed 14th May, 2014 - Vatican Radio


13/5/14 (Tue)    >>

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima ... 33rd anniversary of the assassination attempt on St John Paul II ... 33rd anniversary of the birth of the Pontifical Council for the Family ... Exceptionally blasphemous programme on RTÉ television


Harvard Club Cancels “Black Mass” Reenactment - Mon 12th May, 2014 - CBS Boston

Harvard Crimson / A 'black' mass reportedly took place off-campus


Amid outcry, black mass at Harvard is called off - Tue 13th May, 2014 - Boston Globe

Attempt to find alternate site fails ... "There's great fascination with evil in the world but it doesn't lead to anything good" - Cardinal Seán O'Malley


Saint John Paul II and Our Lady of Fatima - Tue 13th May, 2014 - Vatican Radio

"In a symbolic key, the vision of Fatima concerns, above all, war against the Catholic Church by atheistic regimes ... It highlights the immense suffering endured by witnesses to the Faith in the final century of the second millennium" - Cardinal Sodano ... Recall also last Tuesday's Faith in the Media


Media Watch - Doing nothing enables other side - May, 2014 - Alive

Witness to Hope - 100 Masses for the Holy Souls (Fr Richard Gibbons) - Knock Shrine

Cure of Vittorio Micheli in Lourdes slideshow - ST FERGAL'S PARISH - Mon 12th May, 2014 - Bray People

Vittorio Michelli is officially the 63rd Mira​cle of Lourdes ​; he will give testimony on his miraculous cure of Sarcoma of the Pelvis in 1963. Mario Botta, Cardiologist, Member of A. ​M .I.L. ​ (International Medical Association of Lourdes)​ will also present a slide show on the miraculous healing. ...​ St Fergal's Parish Church on Monday 19th May at 7pm ... Cullies (Co. Cavan) Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, ​ Wed 21st May​ 7.30pm Holy Mass, ​8​ .30pm Guest Speakers followed by refreshments. ​ ​ ​ Knock (Co. Mayo) Knock House Hotel, ​​ Thurs 22nd May at 8pm Talk followed by refreshments.​ ​ Drumcondra ​ (Dublin) ​ Fraternity of Mary Immaculate Queen Hampton, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra Friday 23rd May at 8pm followed by refreshments.


Pope to U.N. Heads: Unborn Children are “Our Brothers and Sisters” - Fri 9th May, 2014 - Turtle Bay and Beyond


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10/5/14 (Sat)    >>

Moms' Night Out - EWTN ... Former ‘Independent’ reporter’s (Gemma O'Doherty's) unfair dismissal case adjourned - I Times (RTÉ / I Examiner / I Independent - SEE also below!)


Bishop Denis Nulty issues pastoral letter to parishes on Vocations - Fri 9th May, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Totally Missing the Pope Francis Story, Yet Again - Kathryn Jean Lopez - Fri 9th May, 2014 - National Review Online

Faith in the Media

Sat (10/5) ... Fri (9/5) ... Thu (8/5) ... Wed (7/5) ... Tue (6/5) ... Mon (5/5) ... Sun (4/5) ... Sat (3/5)


Vatican tells U.N. Abortion is a Form of Torture - Fri 9th May, 2014 - C-FAM

Amen!


Roman Catholic bishops condemn violence in Argentina - Sat 10th May, 2014 - BBC News

Roy Greenslade - Former Irish police chief called as witness at Gemma O'Doherty tribunal - Mon 5th May, 2014 - Guardian

*** "I pointed out then, as I had before, that the rest of Ireland's mainstream media failed to cover O'Doherty's sacking and Rae's penalty points deduction. It is also noticeable that the O'Doherty's coming EAT appearance was reported only in the Sunday Business Post."


Gemma O’Doherty: Truth about Fr Molloy's murder will rock the State - Mon 3rd Dec, 2012 - Irish Independent

Re Gemma O'Doherty: Faith in the Media (27/8/2013) ... Faith in the Media (17/1/2013) ... Faith in the Media (25/3/2014)



09/5/14 (Fri)    >>

I Forgive My Kidnapper, Every Human ‘Needs To Be Loved’ - AP ( Michelle Knight - NBC Today [VIDEO] ) ... Pope Francis’s envoy warns of ‘horrible consequences’ of Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill - Telegraph


Disappointment at Northern Ireland abortion ruling - Thu 8th May, 2014 - BBC News NI

Prime Time - Thu 8th May, 2014 - RTÉ One

Forced adoption in UK for spurious reasons ... COMMENT: Is the term 'child protection' increasingly being used to mean the removal by force of children from their families in order to ensure better child indoctrination outcomes in accordance with prevailing State ideologies?


Satanic Mass at Harvard Marks Double Standard for Catholic Beliefs - Thu 8th May, 2014 - NC Register


08/5/14 (Thu)    >>


Vatican to beatify Pope Paul VI after recognising 'miracle' that he cured an unborn baby of an untreatable illness - Tue 6th May, 2014 - Mail

Britain becoming a nation of Good Samaritans - Wed 7th May, 2014 - Telegraph

BAI rejects complaints over Saturday Night Show apology - Wed 7th May, 2014 - RTÉ News

Woman defends decision to film her own abortion - Wed 7th May, 2014 - BBC News

Emma Madigan appointed as Irish ambassador to the Vatican - Tue 6th May, 2014 - I Independent

Synod Secretary General Wants Change in Church's Teaching on Marriage - Wed 7th May, 2014 - NC Register

Homily of Bishop Eamonn Walsh at the Annual Mass for all who died in 1916,Church of the Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill, Dublin - Wed 7th May, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Mentioned on Liveline


Florida man demands right to wed computer - Wed 7th May, 2014 - Telegraph

Man sues for the right to marry his porn-laden Macbook, arguing that if gays are allowed to marry then so should other sexual minorities ... His argument was referred to on Newstalk Breakfast, shortly before 9am, this morning



07/5/14 (Wed)    >>



06/5/14 (Tue)    >>

"There is a sort of martyrdom atmosphere in this field (the field of the family)" - Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family [see EWTN World Over, below] ... TV and First Holy Communion [See David Coleman, below]


Town Meetings Can Have Prayer, Justices Decide - Mon 5th May, 2014 - New York Times

World Over - Raymond Arroyo - Thu 1st May, 2014 - EWTN

Interviews with Cardinal Raymond Burke and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family ... Discussion about the 2015 World Meeting of Families and a Papal phonecall ("We are not in search of a new law ... We will find a pastoral solution [not a Theological one]" - Archbishop Paglia)


NARAL lied: There were no ‘deceptive’ pregnancy center ads on Google - Jill Stanek [Blogs] - Mon 5th May, 2014 - LifeSite

Meeting of the Superiors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with the Presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) - Opening Remarks By Cardinal Gerhard Müller - Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - Vatican.va

Faith in the Media - Mon 5th May, 2014 - Family and Media Association

Tue (6/5/2014) ... Mon (5/5/2014) ... Sun (4/5/2014) ... Sat (3/5/2014)


Lay people are key to Catholic education – Martin - Sarah MacDonald - Tue 6th May, 2014 - I Independent

Vatican is 'turning a corner' in fight against child sex abuse - Nick Squires - Tue 6th May, 2014 - I Independent

From Here to Maternity - TODAY @ 4:05PM - Tue 6th May, 2014 - RTÉ One

First Communion season highlights body image issues - David Coleman - Tue 6th May, 2014 - I Independent

*** NB! David Coleman: "In the last 20 years, there is increasing evidence that media and images from media are having a hugely destructive impact on girls and women with regard to body image and dieting."


Communion Day - TODAY @ 11:25PM - Tue 6th May, 2014 - RTÉ One

Son of Rambow - TONIGHT (Wed morning) @ 12:15AM - Tue 6th May, 2014 - BBC One

IMDB SUMMARY ... This is about a boy who, for religious reasons, had never been allowed to watch TV, and was then shown a pirate copy of Rambo by a school companion


Happy Soul Project Wins Billboard - Mon 5th May, 2014 - Indie88.com

Jo Frost Family Matters - TODAY @ 2PM - Tue 6th May, 2014 - UTV

Judge cites 19th Century philosopher John Stuart Mill in blood transfusion case - Tue 6th May, 2014 - RTÉ News

Women conceived in rape seek to inspire others in choosing life - Tue 6th May, 2014 - CNA

Italy's March for Life



05/5/14 (Mon)    >>

Is Childhood Shrinking? - Newstalk (documentary - see below)


Holy See presents report to UN Committee on Torture - Mon 5th May, 2014 - Vatican Radio

L'Osservatore Romano ... See also a report on Saturday's meeting


News At One - Mon 5th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Paddy Agnew from Rome on Holy See UN presentation


Vatican: States must tackle child abusers among clergy - Mon 5th May, 2014 - BBC News

ITV ... Global News ... Daily Beast ... Reuters


EWTN Bookmark - Race With the Devil - Joseph Pearce - Wed 30TH aPR, 2014 - EWTN

Richard Dawkins was "the darling of the National Front" - Joseph Pearce ... Anti Catholicism in N.I. discussed


Final straw as Alan Shatter breaks law on Mick Wallace - Sun 4th May, 2014 - Independent

Data Protection Commissioner made adverse finding against the minister


Is Childhood Shrinking? - Part 1 of documentary ('Part 2') - Mon 5th May, 2014 - Newstalk

*** Documentary - starts 33 mins into audio ... Part 2 of documentary ('Part 3') ... See also today's I Independent - Co-producer and presenter Sheena Horgan: "What is clear from 'Is Childhood Shrinking?' is that Irish childhood is tainted by consumerism and sexualised imagery, accelerated by a mobile technology that is often unsupervised by parents."


The John Murray Show - Fr Ray Kelly - Mon 5th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

"I love being a priest!" - Fr Ray Kelly ... Over 30 million hits on YouTube for Fr Kelly's version of the pop song: 'Alleluia' ... Some negative questioning from John Murray in relation to Bishop Michael Smith of Meath and the Diocesan directives in relation to eulogies


The John Murray Show - David McSavage - Mon 5th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

More on RTÉ's decision not to screen one of Mr McSavage's skits (about nuns)


Catholic bishop: Sudan tried to bomb hospital - Mon 5th May, 2014 - Mail / AP

Germaine Greer: online trolling shows men now even less tolerant of women - Sun 27th Apr, 2014 - Telegraph


04/5/14 (Sun)    >>

"...truth and beauty. I find that in the Christian message" - BBC One: The Big Questions: Is it more rational to believe in God? (Twitter) ... Pope says he wept for Christians crucified - Vatican Radio ... Pope Francis: Mass of thanksgiving for St. John Paul II - Vatican Radio ... RTÉ views dressed up as news - hearbothsides.ie [VIDEO]


Thousands of Pro-Lifers Line the Streets of Dublin to Protest Abortion - Sat 3rd May, 2014 - LifeNews

I Times (Kitty Holland) ... Journal ... RTÉ


Sunday with Miriam - Sun 4th May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Miriam O'Callaghan to Ben Dunne: 'Does Faith remain an important part of your life?' Ben Dunne: Oh yes ... I have a direct line ...Listen also to John Spillane: "Well done, everyone!"


Rome Pro-Life March Grows in Participants, Significance - Sat 3rd May, 2014 - NC Register

An interview with Virginia Coda Nunziante, the founder and chief organizer of the event, now in its third year.


Lucinda Creighton moves to bury political hatchet with Michael McDowell - John Drennan - Sun 4th MAy, 2014 - Independent

U.S. anti-abortion groups inspire movement in Europe - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - Politico

Facing fresh UN grilling, Vatican envoy pushes back - John Allen - Boston Globe - Sun 4th May, 2014

Also: An interview with Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, a Vatican envoy to the United Nations; exorcism and left v. right; and Pope Francis on ecology.


Paul VI, first pope to visit Philippines, to be beatified soon - Sun 4th May, 2014 - Philippine Inquirer

Raising Paul VI to the status of “blessed” has become a strong possibility after medical and theological experts reportedly approved as a miracle a United States case in the 1990s involving a fetus with brain damage whose mother had refused physicians’ advice that it be aborted. After reportedly praying to the late Pope, the mother gave birth to the child, who grew up healthy and normal. ... According to the Italian weekly magazine Credere of the Pauline Fathers, cardinals and bishops who are members of the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints will meet on May 5 to confirm the miracle.


TV: Pope love-in's piety brought me back to simple times - John Boland - Sat 3rd May, 2014 - I Independent

The Marc Coleman Show - Part 1 - Sun 4th May, 2014 - Newstalk

Part 2



03/5/14 (Sat)    >>

Be bold in proclaiming truth, Cardinal Dolan tells media - CNA ... NATIONAL VIGIL FOR LIFE - TODAY @ 3PM - MERRION SQUARE, DUBLIN ... Family of Donal Walsh; Solicitor, Gerry Keane (talks about his near-death experience!) on The Saturday Night Show TONIGHT @ 9:55pm [See below for details of other programmes this w/e and for more information about the new movie: 'Heaven Is for Real']


Story of four-year-old’s near-death experience transfixes America - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - Telegraph

Film of Colton Burpo’s claim to have sat at Jesus’s knee is US box office sensation (SEE above and also Easter Sunday's Faith in the Media, for several relevant links on EWTN and RTÉ Radio One)


Josie Cunningham abortion U-turn: Feeling baby's first kick and unborn baby pictures changed her mind - Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - Christian Today

Josie Cunningham, glamour model who announced her plans to abort her baby for the sake of an appearance on reality show Big Brother ...


‘Gosnell’ and ‘Irreplaceable’: The people’s films - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - MercatorNet

Hollywood has a lot of power. But people are increasingly going around them to get stories told. - See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/sheila_liaugminas/view/14003#sthash.lj8S6RUa.dpuf


Archbishop Aquila: teaching on marriage must be rooted in Christ - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - CNA

China denies declaring war on Christians after mega-church is razed - Tue 29th Apr, 2014 - Telegraph

Huffington Post (2/5/2014)


South Sudan Facing Genocide Risk Amid Personal Power Struggle, U.N. Officials Warn - Sat 3rd May, 2014 - Huffington Post / Reuters

S Sudan leaders agree to direct peace talks - Aljazeera


How atheists can still believe in God - Joe Humphreys - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - Irish Times

The Big Questions - TOMORROW @ 10am - Sun 4th May, 2014 - BBC One

Nicky Campbell asks, is it more rational to believe in God?


The Balance of Being - TOMORROW @ 5:45pm - Sun 4th May, 2014 - RTÉ 2

Dublin Buddhist Centre


Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking - TOMORROW @ 10pm - Sun 4th May, 2014 - Discovery

Love for Sale with Rupert Everett - MONDAY @ 10pm - Mon 5th May, 2014 - Channel 4

"Rupert Everett meets men who pay for sex, from self-confessed sex addicts to a happily married man, and speaks to Russell Brand ..."


Internet porn and children: body and soul - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - MercatorNet

Your opinion of how pornography can harm children will depend on what you think children are.


Rare footage of a birth control pioneer - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - MercatorNet

"In my view, I believe that there should be no more babies" - Margaret Sanger


Holy See warns against ideological agenda in UN torture hearing - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - CNA

Independent Woman - Peaches Geldof 'obsessed' with late US musician's tales of drug addiction before tragic death - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - Irish Independent


02/5/14 (Fri)    >>

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Today with Seán O'Rourke ... REMINDER: NATIONAL VIGIL FOR LIFE @ 3PM TOMORROW SAT 3RD MAY - MERRION SQ., DUBLIN [VIDEO]


Kenny's up by 18,000 but O'Rourke retains top spot - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - I Independent

COMMENT: Although the 18,000 increase is reported widely, the 137,000 figure quoted in the I Independent article is difficult to understand, given that the January figure for the Pat Kenny Show was 96,000. See, for example, I Times (JNLR)


Today with Seán O'Rourke - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Interview with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ... Photo


Savita’s husband relocates to the US - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - I Examiner

Mentioned on Newstalk Breakfast paper review


The John Murray Show - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Interview with Tommy Tiernan


Breakfast - Dave McSavage speaks with Breakfast - Part 4 - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - Newstalk [PODCAST]

See TUESDAY (Faith in the Media - Matt Cooper: "Let's talk a little bit about what's alleged to be censorship or maybe it's just a question of good taste on the part of RTÉ, deciding to ban one of David McSavage's skits from the first episode of the Savage Eye")


Bishop MacDaid urges all road users to be safe and recommends prayer for motorists - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - Irish Bishops

Faith in the Media - Thu 1st May, 2014 - FMA

NB! “That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace” - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for May ... “That Mary, Star of Evangelisation, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations” - Pope Francis' intention for evangelisation ... Galway TD Brian Walsh readmitted to Fine Gael after abortion expulsion - Irish Independent ... David Quinn and Michael Kelly on possible Papal visit ... Interview with Teresa Devlin of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church ... A revisionist journalistic lapse regarding abortion reporting on Morning Ireland ... UTV: Wanted: A Family Of My Own - IVF and adoption - 2 gay men in UK civil partnership ... Feast of St Joseph the Worker


National Vigil for Life this Saturday - Merrion Square, Dublin @ 3pm TOMORROW - Sat 3rd May - Pro Life Campaign

NB! "National Vigil for Life this Saturday 3rd May The Government would be thrilled if pro-life people stayed at home this Saturday. But they would be rattled by a big turnout at the National Vigil for Life from 3-4pm on Merrion Square. The Taoiseach, as we can see from the news, is desperately trying to woo back some pro-life votes (inviting Pope Francis to Ireland and reopening the Vatican Embassy) in the hope that people will forget about the injustice of the new abortion law. We can’t let this happen. A big crowd would also give great encouragement to the TDs who were thrown out of their parties for voting against abortion and lift pro-life morale so we can seriously challenge political promise-breaking and groupthink in the media going forward. So please do your utmost to be there for this one-hour vigil and encourage family and friends also. Thank you."


Four Popes, no shortage of opinion - Brendan O'Regan - Thu 1st May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

FaithArts


Traditional values are secret of our success, say Scouts as membership soars - Fri 2nd May, 2014 - Telegraph

Order of Malta in the forefront in rescuing and assisting migrants in Lampedusa - Thu 1st May, 2014 - Vatican Radio

JPII's links to Limerick - Bishop Brendan Leahy - Susan Gately - Wed 23rd Apr, 2014 - CNC

"He (Saint John Paul II) then referenced, in particular, the family, as an agent of culture" - Bishop Brendan Leahy



01/5/14 (Thu)    >>

“That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace” - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for May ... “That Mary, Star of Evangelisation, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations” - Pope Francis' intention for evangelisation ... Galway TD Brian Walsh readmitted to Fine Gael after abortion expulsion - Irish Independent ... David Quinn and Michael Kelly on possible Papal visit [SEE below] ... Feast of St Joseph the Worker


Pope Francis' prayer intentions for May - Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - News.va / VIS

“That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace”


The General Prayer intention for the month of May - Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio

"In his message for the 48th annual World Communications Day, Pope Francis challenges us to consider how the media can either create understanding and unity or divide people."


News At One - Thu 1st May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

(Alternative link) ... Includes an interview with Teresa Devlin CEO of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church ... Also, RTÉ One: One News (1/5/2014) [Analysis from Joe Little and short clip of Teresa Devlin]


Galway TD Brian Walsh readmitted to Fine Gael after abortion expulsion - Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - Irish Independent

See below


Morning Ireland - Thu 1st May, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

COMMENT: Revisionist, journalistic lapse on Morning Ireland in relation to issue of readmittance of Brian Walsh to FG parliamentary party - 5 FG TD's, not just Brian Walsh, kicked out, on 1 ISSUE ONLY: ABORTION!


Healy Eames cuts ties with FG but Walsh readmitted - Daniel McConnell - Thu 1st May, 2014 - Irish Independent

1916 families appeal for Mass ban to be lifted - Cathal Barry - Thu 1st May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Wanted: A Family Of My Own - Episode # 2 - TONIGHT @ 9pm - Thu 1st May, 2014 - UTV

Episode #2 tonight includes reporting on two gay men, in a UK civil partnership, who have already adopted and now want to adopt again


Taoiseach's overtures towards the Vatican - Michael Kelly - Thu 1st May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Mr Kenny performed quite a turnaround in Rome


Archbishop accuses politicians over patronage - Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ News (website)

See also a story in today's Catholic Ireland


A papal trip must not be exploited by Government - David Quinn - Thu 1st May, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Rome would be prudent to delay any papal trip here




30/4/14 (Wed)    >>


Doctors - TODAY @ 13:45 Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - BBC One

Gender confusion


John Murray Show - TODAY @ 9am Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

"A different type of Catholicism" and gender issues


Liveline - Tue 29th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

'faith healers'


Pro-life doctors excluded from RCOG diploma - Wed 30th Apr, 2014 - Catholic Ireland


29/4/14 (Tue)    >>

'I had four abortions - but termination isn't right' - BBC News (Health) ... Nuncio's 'great joy' after Taoiseach invites Pope to Ireland - Sarah MacDonald - I Independent ... Alegria (joy) ... "Annuncio vobis gaudium magnum" - Papal 'Nuncio' Charles Brown 'announces' great joy at Knock Divine Mercy celebrations for canonization of 2 popes! ... SUNDAY (Divine Mercy Sunday - National Vigil for Life this Sat 3rd May @ 3pm in Merrion Square, Dublin ... Climb for Life - see below)


David Quinn: Vatican's canonisation of two popes a signal that renewal they set in motion will continue - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - I Independent

"John XXIII did indeed want to open the windows of the Church to the world but he would never have anticipated some of the things that happened subsequently ... (John Paul II) was saving it (Vatican II) from those who had grossly misinterpreted it to justify things the council itself never mandated."


Cardinal Seán Brady supports Taoiseach's initiative to invite Pope to Ireland - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ

"The embassy was closed for economic reasons in 2011" (COMMENT: reported as fact!?)


John Paul II and John XXIII declared saints - Divine Mercy Sun 27th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ

Includes several related video clips -- with, e.g., Joe Little, Tony Connelly etc. -- from RTÉ News ... Joe Little states that "the subsequent reportage" of Vatican II "did a lot to really change the culture in a country like Ireland and many other countries like it" COMMENT: Not Vatican II but the "subsequent (media) reportage" of Vatican II. COMMENT #2: Joe Little's report was unusually fair for RTÉ, particularly with respect to his brief analysis of Saint John Paul II and his pontificate. Following on from yesterday's 'gaudium magnum' ('great joy' - alegria), the main themes from today's Morning Ireland appear to be calls to replace the leader of the Labour Party in Ireland and the Taoiseach's call, welcomed by Irish Church leaders, for Pope Francis to visit Ireland


World Over - JPII, JXXIII Canonization - EWTN - Thu 24th Apr, 2014

Interviews with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, a former Swiss guard, Andreas Widmer and two actors who played Saint John Paul II, Jon Voight and Cary Elwes ... See also George Weigel - EWTN LIve (23/4/2014)


Marian Finucane - Canonisations in Rome - Divine Mercy Sun 27th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

COMMENT: Generally a very poorly-informed and, even, bigoted analysis by Marian Finucane and her panel. However, the following exchange was enlightening: (12 mins into audio) PADDY AGNEW: "He (Pope Francis) even came by the Press Office. He didn't stop to admonish us, although we were wondering if he would" ... MARIAN FINUCANE: "What would he be admonishing you for, Paddy?" ... PADDY AGNEW: "He sent us a message this morning calling on us to do our jobs properly and present the positive image of man and basically not be always trying to knock things" (emphasis added - recall Pope Francis on the "fear of joy"). ... Paddy Agnew also pointed out that Pope Francis called Pope John Paul II the Pope of the family, drawing attention to the Synod on the Family, next October, 5-19. (VIS)


The John Murray Show - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Concerns about children swearing / using bad language ... SEE How can we stop our kids using swear words that'd shame even Colin Farrell? - Opinion: Niamh Greene - Herald.ie (Independent.ie)


Matt Cooper - Part 3 - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - Today FM

(22 mins 48 secs into audio) Matt Cooper: "Let's talk a little bit about what's alleged to be censorship or maybe it's just a question of good taste on the part of RTÉ, deciding to ban one of David McSavage's skits from the first episode of the Savage Eye" - 'Telly Time' discussion with Emer Mclysaght (Daily Edge) and Patrick Freyne (I Times) ... The Irish Times apology for its priest cartoon also mentioned.


Drivetime - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

(Last 10 minutes of programme) Vox pop (COMMENT: positive) about the possibility of the Pope visiting Ireland. This is followed by an interview with Michael Kelly, where the Irish Catholic editor indicates that those he has spoken to in Rome were of the opinion that a papal visit would not take place in advance of the next general election, given the present Irish government's position on abortion. COMMENT: It is noteworthy that the RTÉ interviewer, Mary Wilson, did not take Michael Kelly up on this important point, which might well have been missed! (Michael Kelly also discussed the possible papal visit on UTV Live Tonight (TWITTER)


Life is Fragile (including the Climb for Life) - Fri 2nd May - Sun 4th May, 2014

“Life is Fragile” will be hosted in Westport, Co Mayo, Friday May 2nd to Sunday May 4th, 2014 ... Friday, 2nd May at The Ashleigh Suite, Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo. Topics include; Life and Economics. Panel Declan Ganley: Entrepreneur, Business Man and Political Activist. Senator Ronan Mullen: is an independent Irish Senator re- elected for a second term in 2011. Michael Holmes: Independent Mayo County Councillor for Belmullet. ** No Cover charge/Free entry to event! ** For further information visit: facebook.com/lifeisfragile or sites.google.com/site/lifeisfragilemayo "Climb for Life" Saturday the 3rd of May at Croagh Patrick (Meeting at the foot of the Reek @ 8.00am.) Led by Father Fintan Monahan P.P Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo. Bring warm clothes, strong footwear, packed lunch a nd good raingear. ** Free event ** For further information visit: facebook.com/lifeisfragile or sites.google.com/site/lifeisfragilemayo “Surviving Suicide” Understanding the Human Condition Sunday the 4th May At Hotel Westport Panel Dr John Connolly: Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Patricia Casey: Professor of Psychiatry. Michael Egan: The founder of ‘Living Links’ -An organization that provides assertive outreach support to bereave d families of victims of suicide. Nuala Duignan: Is a qualified Life Coach, Introducing Sunday’s panel, Nuala has recently publ ished “Charting Your Life's Roadmap in an Uncertain World : Choose Happiness Daily”. (Copies will be available on the day) Brunch served during forum, 11.30am to 1.30pm Admission Fee for Sunday is €10 For further details telephone 087-6311381. A Big Welcome to Everybody!


Morning Ireland - Commentary restrictions lifted on Marist priest - Tue 29th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

'Fr Sean McDonagh, Association of Catholic Priests, discusses the lifting of restrictions on Marist priest Fr Sean Fagan' ... Michael Kelly: 'Very poor from @morningireland on Fr Sean Fegan. Linking his silencing to comments on abuse inquiry simply untrue.' - TWITTER



28/4/14 (Mon)    >>

Nuncio's 'great joy' after Taoiseach invites Pope to Ireland - Sarah MacDonald - I Independent ... Alegria (joy) ... "Annuncio vobis gaudium magnum" - Papal 'Nuncio' Charles Brown 'announces' great joy at Knock Divine Mercy celebrations for canonization of 2 popes! ... Yesterday (Divine Mercy Sunday)


David Quinn: Vatican's canonisation of two popes a signal that renewal they set in motion will continue - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - I Independent

"John XXIII did indeed want to open the windows of the Church to the world but he would never have anticipated some of the things that happened subsequently ... (John Paul II) was saving it (Vatican II) from those who had grossly misinterpreted it to justify things the council itself never mandated."


Cardinal Seán Brady supports Taoiseach's initiative to invite Pope to Ireland - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ

"The embassy was closed for economic reasons in 2011" (COMMENT: reported as fact!?)


John Paul II and John XXIII declared saints - Divine Mercy Sun 27th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ

Includes several related video clips -- with, e.g., Joe Little, Tony Connelly etc. -- from RTÉ News ... Joe Little states that "the subsequent reportage" of Vatican II "did a lot to really change the culture in a country like Ireland and many other countries like it" COMMENT: Not Vatican II but the "subsequent (media) reportage" of Vatican II. COMMENT #2: Joe Little's report was unusually fair for RTÉ, particularly with respect to his brief analysis of Saint John Paul II and his pontificate. Following on from yesterday's 'gaudium magnum' ('great joy' - alegria), the main themes from today's Morning Ireland appear to be calls to replace the leader of the Labour Party in Ireland and the Taoiseach's call, welcomed by Irish Church leaders, for Pope Francis to visit Ireland


The John Murray Show - Mon 28th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Concerns about children swearing / using bad language ... SEE How can we stop our kids using swear words that'd shame even Colin Farrell? - Opinion: Niamh Greene - Herald.ie (Independent.ie)



27/4/14 (Sun)    >>

HAPPY DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY ... Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II - The Vatican [YouTube] ... National Vigil For Life 2014 - Pro Life Campaign ... National Vigil for Life on May 3 - Family and Life ... National Vigil for Life & Climb for Life event May Bank Holiday weekend - Life Institute ... Canonisation reflects exemplary lives of Pope John Paul II and John XXIII - Opinion: Media does not reflect complexity of papal story - Breda O'Brien - I Times ... wordfromrome.com - Fr Robert Barron - The Canonization of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II [special YouTube website] ... Divine Mercy Sunday in Knock with Archbishop Charles Brown


Canonization: Pope John Paul II’s biographer George Weigel on importance of canonization - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio

The Theology of Human Love: John Paul II Presented Dramatic New Insights on Church Teaching - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - NC Register

Can you afford to stay single? - Unshackled by the bonds of marriage, you might feel free to do as you please. But beware: you pay a huge price in tax - Sat 26th Apr, 2014 - I Times

COMMENT: IT continues its many-faceted war against the family


Vatican Prepares To Declare Popes As Saints - Divine Mercy Sun 27th Apr, 2014 - Sky News

Faith in the Media - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - FMA

Divine Mercy Sunday (27/4) ... Easter Sat (26/4) ... Easter Fri (25/4) [Pilgrims walking to Clonmacnois for Popes; Fr Vincent Twomey on canonisation - Morning Ireland / Divine Mercy Sunday in Knock with Archbishop Charles Brown / The "fear of joy" - Pope / Special year for the family - MercatorNet / David Quinn] ... Easter Thu (24/4) [John Waters on Today with Seán O'Rourke / Canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II - Irish Bishops] ... Easter Wed (23/4) ... Easter Tue (22/4) ... Easter Mon (21/4) ... Easter Sun (20/4) ["the beautiful special nature of marriage between a man and a woman open to the procreation of children." - Archbishop Eamon Martin / Movie: 'Heaven is for Real' and near-death experiences / Cistercian Monastery, Glencairn - RTÉ 1] ... Holy Sat (19/4) [ Dominican puts Christ at no 1 for Easter / I Times apologises for priest cartoon] ... Good Fri (18/4) ... Holy Thu (17/4) [Familia et Vita - Pontifical Council for the Family / RTÉ Bias - Marc Coleman Show / Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta - Archbishop Charles Brown]



26/4/14 (Sat)    >>

National Vigil for Life on May 3 - Family and Life ... Canonisation reflects exemplary lives of Pope John Paul II and John XXIII - Opinion: Media does not reflect complexity of papal story - Breda O'Brien - I Times


Canonization: Pope John Paul II’s biographer George Weigel on importance of canonization - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio

The Theology of Human Love: John Paul II Presented Dramatic New Insights on Church Teaching - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - NC Register

That's a bad sign: 100ft crucifix built in honour of John Paul II collapses and crushes a man to death just two days before he is declared a saint - Thu 24th Apr, 2014 - Daily Mail

Climb for Life event May Bank Holiday weekend - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - Life Institute

Can you afford to stay single? - Unshackled by the bonds of marriage, you might feel free to do as you please. But beware: you pay a huge price in tax- Sat 26th Apr, 2014 - I Times

COMMENT: IT continues its many-faceted war against the family


Faith in the Media - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - FMA

Easter Sat (26/4) ... Easter Fri (25/4) [Pilgrims walking to Clonmacnois for Popes; Fr Vincent Twomey on canonisation - Morning Ireland / Divine Mercy Sunday in Knock with Archbishop Charles Brown / The "fear of joy" - Pope / Special year for the family - MercatorNet / David Quinn] ... Easter Thu (24/4) [John Waters on Today with Seán O'Rourke / Canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II - Irish Bishops] ... Easter Wed (23/4) ... Easter Tue (22/4) ... Easter Mon (21/4) ... Easter Sun (20/4) ["the beautiful special nature of marriage between a man and a woman open to the procreation of children." - Archbishop Eamon Martin / Movie: 'Heaven is for Real' and near-death experiences / Cistercian Monastery, Glencairn - RTÉ 1] ... Holy Sat (19/4) [ Dominican puts Christ at no 1 for Easter / I Times apologises for priest cartoon] ... Good Fri (18/4) ... Holy Thu (17/4) [Familia et Vita - Pontifical Council for the Family / RTÉ Bias - Marc Coleman Show / Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta - Archbishop Charles Brown]



25/4/14 (Fri)    >>

Pilgrims walking (to Clonmacnois) for Popes - RTÉ Radio 1: Morning Ireland ... Fr Vincent Twomey on canonisations - RTÉ Radio 1: Morning Ireland [SEE also below] ... Divine Mercy Sunday in Knock with Archbishop Charles Brown ... Irish Bishops


The Pope's Mass at Santa Marta No fear of joy - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - L'Osservatore Romano

ALEGRIA! ... “the fear of joy is a Christian illness” - Pope


A special year for the family - but who knew? - Wed 23rd Apr, 2014 - MercatorNet

2014!


David Quinn: If 'inclusive' faith schools aren't broken, Ruairi, don't keep on trying to fix them - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - Irish Independent

High Court Guts Contraception Bill - Stefano Gennarini - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - C-FAM

"The Supreme Court of the Philippines struck down key provisions of a new contraception law in order to protect human life in the womb, as well as safeguard parental rights and conscience rights for health workers."


News At One - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

NB! COMMENT: Listen to interview with Prof. Kirsten Sandberg, Chair of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, who speaks very positively about Pope Francis and the Vatican and who does not take the opportunity afforded her by the presenter to say something negative about the soon to be canonised Blessed Pope John Paul II. The Children First legislation is also mentioned. She also somewhat bizarrely, ambiguously and ultimately worryingly, talks about a goal of ensuring that children are treated as "equal partners" within the family ... ... ... Listen also to Luke Harding, Journalist with the Guardian who says that Vladimir Putin is on a sort of self-proclaimed messianic mission


Canonisation of Blessed Pope John Paul II - 8:45AM Divine Mercy Sun 27th Apr, 2014 - CineWorld

*** 8:45AM Sunday morning, 3D, Parnell St, Dublin


Vatican journalists remember John Paul II in new book - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - CNA

Pope Francis: ‘Abortion compounds the grief of many women’ - Fri 25th Apr, 2014 - LifeSiteNews

*** 'Pope Francis emphasized that “abortion compounds the grief of many women” and that marriage, which he said is a "lifelong covenant of love between one man and one woman," is “disintegrating under tremendous pressure from the secular world.”'


Faith in the Media - Thu 24th Apr, 2014 - FMA

Easter Fri (25/4) ... Easter Thu (24/4) [John Waters on Today with Seán O'Rourke / Canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II - Irish Bishops] ... Easter Wed (23/4) ... Easter Tue (22/4) ... Easter Mon (21/4) ... Easter Sun (20/4) ["the beautiful special nature of marriage between a man and a woman open to the procreation of children." - Archbishop Eamon Martin / Movie: 'Heaven is for Real' and near-death experiences / Cistercian Monastery, Glencairn - RTÉ 1] ... Holy Sat (19/4) [ Dominican puts Christ at no 1 for Easter / I Times apologises for priest cartoon] ... Good Fri (18/4) ... Holy Thu (17/4) [Familia et Vita - Pontifical Council for the Family / RTÉ Bias - Marc Coleman Show / Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta - Archbishop Charles Brown]



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John Waters on Today with Seán O'Rourke - RTÉ Radio One (audio clip on RTÉ Radio Player) COMMENT: RTÉ didn't react with degree of gravity? This is a deeply engrained, long-standing and ongoing problem ... Information for media on the preparations for the canonisation ceremonies for Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II - Irish Bishops ... Special web feature to mark the canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II - Irish Bishops


10 things we learned during John Waters’ RTÉ interview - Thu 24th Apr, 2014 - TheJournal.ie

Portraying saint a chance to share message of God's mercy, says actress - Good Friday 18th Apr, 2014 - CNS (PCCS)

Pope’s telephone call re-opens debate over communion for remarried divorcees - Wed 23rd Apr, 2014 - Vatican Insider

NB: SEE STATEMENT OF THE HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE


What the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II tell us Also: Should popes be saints, Vatican vs. UN round two, ‘Pope of the Elderly’, and is Hell empty? - John Allen - Holy Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - Boston Globe

Faith in the Media - Wed 23rd Apr, 2014 - FMA

Thursday (24/4) ... Wednesday (23/4) ... Tuesday (22/4) ... Easter Sunday (20/4) ... Holy Saturday (19/4)



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"'Nervous lawyers' pulled the Waters interview- pre-recorded on Mon- within minutes of @TodaySOR starting today (Tuesday). Strange.Will it air on Wed?" - Village Magazine (Twitter)



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JOHN WATERS on Today with Seán O'Rourke after 10am


Writer hits out at former friend McGarry over his role as 'phantom tweeter' - Daniel McConnell - Easter Sunday 20th Apr, 2014 - Independent

John Waters


I'm not Osama bin Laden': Waters - Columnist accuses 'Irish Times' of having a 'toxic culture' at its heart - Niamh Horan - Easter Sunday 20th Apr, 2014 - Independent

Quinn challenges Catholic schools to cater for all faiths - Easter Tue 22nd Apr, 2014 - I Examiner

Also on cover of Irish Daily Mail, in the I Times, RTÉ Radio One Morning Ireland and Newstalk Breakfast etc. ... COMMENT: A cynical diversionary tactic?


Josie Cunningham abortion: 93% of Mirror Online readers would boycott Big Brother if she took part - Easter Sunday 20th Apr, 2014 - Mirror

"The wannabe celebrity who has admitted appearing on Big Brother would be worth more than her unborn child’s life has come in for a barrage of criticism on Twitter - with the majority of furious fans making it clear they will turn off the Channel 5 show if she is unveiled as a contestant"



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HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ... John Waters answers the liberal establishment and the craven Irish Times - Village ... Holy Saturday's Faith in the Media (NB!) ... Easter Vigil & Urbi et Orbi from the Vatican


Pope Francis urges prayers for victims of S. Korean ferry disaster - Holy Saturday 19th Apr, 2014 - News.va

See also 'Pope Francis decries Syrian suffering at Easter' - Telegraph


Violence at levels not seen since Troubles – Martin - Sarah MacDonald - Holy Saturday 19th Apr, 2014 - Irish Independent

"On the debate on same-sex marriage, the archbishop (ARCHBISHOP EAMON MARTIN), who has six sisters and five brothers, described himself as "a little bit disappointed" that anyone who argues in favour of the traditional understanding of marriage in the public forum "will often be attacked as being bigoted or homophobic". He said this was "far from the truth". The church "must always speak out against any victimisation or bullying or harassment of people" and talk about the dignity of people, he said. "I would dearly love to see a greater public debate in a calm and reasonable manner which respects the voices of people on both sides of the debate," added the prelate, who was appointed by Pope Benedict in January, 2013. "A debate which at least allows people to speak positively about what we in the church see as the beautiful special nature of marriage between a man and a woman open to the procreation of children."" ... ... ... NB: Recall Melinda Selmys on Life on the Rock - Sexual Authenticity (1/4/2014)


Cardinal Burke reflects on Easter in Rome [Audio & Text] - Holy Saturday 19th Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio / News.va

EWTN Live - Sr. Angela de Fatima Coelho - "Fatima Children" - Spy Wednesday 16th Apr, 2014 - EWTN

Sr. Angela is the Postulator for the Cause of Canonization of Francisco and Jacinta Marto


What's It All About? - Life, Death and Beyond - The near-death experience - Sun 6th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

SEE also 'Scientific Evidence for God's Existence' - Fr Robert Spitzer (1 - 1 hr 55 mins) and Q&A from 9/10/2010 Larry King Live show with Robert J. Spitzer - Fr Robert Spitzer (2 - 7 mins 54 secs) (NB!)


World Over - Mother Angelica birthday tribute - Holy Thursday 17th Apr, 2014 - EWTN

Today, Easter Sunday, is the 91st birthday of Mother Angelica. COMMENT: This 4 minute video clip is taken from the 17th Apr World Over programme which includes an important interview relating to 'Heaven is for real' a new movie about a young boy's near-death experience, which was written by Randall Wallace (the writer of Braveheart). It will be uploaded here


Costa Rican a Celebrity After Certified Miracle - Holy Saturday 19th Apr, 2014 - AP / ABC News

A Special Mass of thanksgiving for the Canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will be celebrated on 27th April, Divine Mercy Sunday in Knock Basilica at 3pm. Chief Celebrant and Homilist, Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio


Nationwide - Archbishop Eamon Martin - Good Friday 18th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ One

"Mary Fanning meets Monsignor Eamon Martin, who is to be ordained as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh in St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, later this month" (repeat - the first anniversary of ARCHBISHOP MARTIN's episcopal ordination is tomorrow)


32nd Atonement Sunday for Mercy - Divine Mercy Sunday 27th Apr, 2014 - Knock Shrine

A Special Mass of thanksgiving for the Canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will be celebrated on 27th April, Divine Mercy Sunday in Knock Basilica at 3pm. Chief Celebrant and Homilist, ARCHBISHOP CHARLES BROWN, Apostolic Nuncio.


'Love has triumphed over hatred,' says Pope on Easter - Easter Sunday 20th Apr, 2014 - CNA

From the Pope's Urbi et Orbi message and blessing


Blessed John Paul II : an Easter message - Easter Sunday 20th Apr, 2014 - News.va

SEE below


Blessed John XXIII: an Easter message - Easter Sunday 20th Apr, 2014 - News.va

SEE above


School of Love - A Would You Believe? Special - TONIGHT @ 10:35PM, Easter Sunday 20th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ One

"On Easter Sunday, in School of Love, RTÉ's Would You Believe? spends a year behind the scenes in Ireland's only women's Cistercian Monastery. Nestled in the lush valley of the Blackwater, in Co Waterford, the nuns of St Mary's Abbey, Glencairn, dedicate themselves to a way of life first laid down by St Benedict in the 6th Century. It is a life of silence, solitude and prayer." ... ... ... Songs of Praise: 'Bill Turnbull meets Hanka Stanislawska and Marcin Zajaczek who are members of the Polish Catholic community in Leeds.' - BBC One TODAY @ 5:10pm ... ... ... Lent Diaries: 'This series of short films provides an insight into the lives of people who worship in Britain's West African churches, from young people with troubled backgrounds who've been saved by the church, to the gay pastor fighting for human rights.' - Channel 4 TODAY @ 6:05pm ... ... ... Arena: Ken Dodd's Happiness: 'A tribute to the Liverpudlian comic Ken Dodd, in which he discusses his 50-year career and the influences of his comedy style. ' - BBC Four TONIGHT @ 11:45pm ... ... ... and various programmes related to Christianity on Nat Geographic Channel. ... ... ... ALSO, recall this documentary, of particular relevance for Easter Sunday: Unwrapping The Shroud of Turin New Evidence (Ray Rogers etc.) - Discovery Channel


News Feed - Easter Sunday 20th Apr, 2014 - IRISH BISHOPS


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Dominican puts Christ at no 1 for Easter - Catholic Ireland ... An editorial lapse - I Times (and SEE Breda O'Brien below"): "... Turner also took an unfortunate and unjustified sideswipe at all priests, suggesting that none of them can be trusted with children. This has, unsurprisingly, caused considerable offence and we regret and apologise for the hurt caused by the cartoon whose use in that form, we acknowledge, reflected a regretable editorial lapse." - COMMENT: Unfortunately, the 'lapse' in 'form' appears to be reflective of, and a window into, the actual content of the IT's ideology. If you have not already done so, please purchase a copy of VILLAGE and read John Waters' frightening article about the Irish Times, behind the scenes ... Pope Good Friday service underscores plight of the suffering - Reuters ... Pope Francis: In the Cross we see the monstrosity of man and greatness of God’s mercy - Vatican Radio [AUDIO]


Bishop attacks moves to legalise 'assisted dying' - Holy Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - Independent

Bishop of Shrewsbury, Mark Davies


Breda O'Brien: Where is political outcry over cartoon attacking priests? - Opinion: Tiny percentage of religious involved in abuse - Holy Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - Irish Times

SEE also above


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reflects on past decade - Patsy McGarry - Holy Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - Irish Times

"I know where my abilities and talents are and where my lackings are and as time goes on I’m more aware of these."


Archbishops lead Good Friday Walk of Witness - Sarah MacDonald - Holy Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - Catholic Ireland

In his reflections, Archbishop Martin said the Christian life should be one of “absolute coherence and integrity”. But he warned that often we use the language of integrity to cover our lack of integrity. “We live in a culture of spin in which we believe that we can spin our words in any direction and give the impression that what we say is really what we believe, when we know that it is only a camouflage to cover our own interests.” Expressing concern over the culture of violence, the Archbishop said, “We encounter violence in our families; we encounter violence on our streets; we encounter violence which only provokes reprisals and further violence.”(emphasis added)


Faith in the Media - Good Friday 18th Apr, 2014 - Family and Media Association

Holy Saturday (19/4) ... Good Friday (18/4) ... Holy Thursday (17/4) ... Spy Wednesday (16/4/2014) [SEE also this Spy Wednesday TWITTER conversation relating to PURE IN HEART in light of the Prime Time (15/4) programme] ... Tuesday (15/4) ... Monday (14/4)


Previews - FaithArts

Previews upcoming TV and Radio Programmes


Holy Week, the Easter Triduum 2014 - Irish Bishops

David Quinn: ‘Gender-bending’ comes to your local primary school - Holy Thursday 17th Apr, 2014 - Irish Catholic

We have now lost the plot


Marian Finucane - Holy Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

Fr Michael Collins (briefly at 12:52pm) on when Lent ends


Talking Point with Sarah Carey - Holy Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - Newstalk

Mark Dooley et al, on "Forgive them, Lord, they know not what they do"


Irish Times apologises for controversial priest cartoon - Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ

SEE above


Violence at levels not seen since Troubles – Martin - Sarah MacDonald - Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - I Independent

TWO of the country's most senior Catholic bishops have expressed concern over the escalating levels of violence and aggression in Irish society as well as the lack of integrity. ... ... ...


Successor to Brady would 'love to see visit by Pope' - Sarah MacDonald - Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - I Independent

On the debate on same-sex marriage, the archbishop (ARCHBISHOP EAMON MARTIN), who has six sisters and five brothers, described himself as "a little bit disappointed" that anyone who argues in favour of the traditional understanding of marriage in the public forum "will often be attacked as being bigoted or homophobic".


Photo - Good Friday 18th Apr, 2014 - Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dublin in the shadow of the Cross



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HOLY THURSDAY - The new Familia et Vita has been published - Pontificium Consilium pro Familia (Pontifical Council for the Family) ... Marc Coleman Show on RTÉ BIAS etc with Sen Jim Walsh, Brendan O'Regan et al (SEE below) ... Martyn Turner cartoon (SEE below) ... Good Friday Way of the Cross with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin @ noon tomorrow, from the Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park, Dublin to the Papal Cross


Chrism Mass Homily of His Excellency Archbishop Charles J Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland - Holy Thursday 17th Apr, 2014 - Irish Bishops

The Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who have been such an influence on me in my priesthood, pray every morning after receiving Holy Communion in the following words: “Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly, that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us, and be so in us, that every person we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul […] Let us preach you without preaching: not by words, but by our example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear for you”. This is what it means to be a Christian: to spread the fragrance of Christ, symbolised by the fragrance of the Chrism with which we have been anointed; by the way we live, by the choices we make, by our courage in professing our faith, by our love for others, by our forgiveness of injuries.


Music for Holy Week and Easter - supporting a Dominican project.

www.celide.ie/ - "Célí Dé collective" - Hymns of Passion & Resurrection


Letters - Martyn Turner cartoon - FR COLM KENNY - FR PHILIP CURRAN - Holy Thursday - 17th Apr, 2014 - I Times

"bigoted, nasty and downright disgraceful cartoon" ... "offensive in the extreme to every priest"


A bewildering and sad tale of deceit and betrayal - Michael Kirke - Thu 10t Apr, 2014 - Garvan Hill

Re: John Waters and the Irish Times


Six One News - European Parliament hears petition over stem cell research - Thu 10th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ 1

COMMENT: This report by Tony Connelly is really about the One of Us petition against the destruction of human embryos in research. But this is not made at all clear by RTÉ. The report includes an interview with Patrick McCrystal of Human Life International (Ireland)


The Marc Coleman Show - Part 1 - Sun 13th Apr, 2014 - Newstalk

*** Marc Coleman: "Has the public been herded into a brainless consensus by having heard only one side of the argument?" ... TCD and the bible ... Should gay adoption be decided by referendum? Is RTÉ coverage of social issues biased? Are non pc views censored? ( TWITTER [1] ) and Betty Purcell's new book "Inside Rte". Discussion about the far left's influence on RTÉ ( TWITTER [2] ) with, among others, Betty Purcell, Sen Jim Walsh [2] and Brendan O'Regan of the Irish Catholic ... COMMENT: Reference made to work done by the Family and Media Association in divorce referendum ...Part 2: Sen Paul Bradford enters the discussion on adoption & gay marriage



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Prime Time - Tue 15th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ One

Pure in Heart


Crucifix conflict splits Kerry county council - Wed 16th Apr, 2014 - I Times

COMMENT: Discussed briefly (with negative spin) at end of Morning Ireland



15/4/14 (Tue)    >>

Re: The seal of the confessional: The Law of God comes ahead of the law of the land - Fr Brian D'Arcy on Newstalk Lunchtime ... RTÉ to broadcast Good Friday and Holy Saturday services from the Diocese of Limerick - Irish Bishops ... Can religion help lower the risk of death by suicide? - Prof Patricia Casey - I Independent


Religion not just for Easter or Christmas, Welby tells broadcasters - Tue 15th Apr, 2014 - Telegraph


14/4/14 (Mon)    >>

Sinead O'Connor defends John Waters - Savage Sunday - Today FM ... Ger Brennan on his 'gay boyfriend' speech and on Christian faith - John Murray Show - RTÉ Radio 1


John Waters: 'We're talking about two different Irelands' - Mon 14th Apr, 2014 - Independent.ie [VIDEO]


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Pope: "I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests, quite a few in number, obviously not compared to the number of all the priests, to personally ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done for having sexually abused children. " ... Life Institute: National Convention for Life - Dublin Castle TOMORROW Sat 12th Apr @ 9am



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Pope Francis: There is no limit to the Divine Mercy - News.va: "But listen well: there is no other limit to the divine mercy offered to all! There is no other limit to the divine mercy offered to all! Remember this phrase. And we can all say it together: “There is no other limit to the divine mercy offered to all!” Let us say it together: “There is no other limit to the divine mercy offered to all!” The Lord is always ready to take away the tombstone of our sins, which separate us from Him, the light of the living. " - News.va / Vatican Radio ... Yesterday's FAITH IN THE MEDIA (Caroline Farrow on the current nature of the same sex marriage debate) ... Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown at the Mass of his Episcopal Installation as Bishop of Derry - Irish Bishops


Immigration reform becomes a Catholic ‘pro-life’ cause - A new twist in the Vatican bank mystery. And should reporting abuse be mandatory for the church? - John Allen - Sat 5th Apr, 2014 - Boston Globe

SEE also Cardinal Seán O'Malley (blog) [highlighted in yesterday's Faith in the Media (Saturday 5/4/2014)]


Songs of Praise @ 3:55pm TODAY - Sun 6th Apr, 2014 - BBC One

"Sally Magnusson is in conversation with the recently appointed head of the Catholic church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, as he shares his memories of being a young priest in Wigan and talks about his hopes for the future. With music from the St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith RC Church in Ashton-in-Makerfield." (emphasis added)


Holy See emphasizes family's role in poverty eradication - Sun 6th Apr, 2014 - CNA

Quoting Pope Francis, he asked that the role of the family not be "exploited by a rhetoric which cheapens" its role. Archbishop Chullikatt warned that an "obstinacy in (not) recognizing the obvious role of the family in eradicating poverty" which does not bolster the most basic unit of society “is highly irresponsible and ultimately counter-productive on the part of governments.” ... SEE also below (emphasis added)


Marian Finucane Show - Sun 6th Apr, 2014 - RTÉ Radio One

(1hr 23 mins into audio) ... *** Marian Finucane: "What motivated you to write this particular book?" ... Former US President Jimmy Carter: "Well, The Carter Center where my wife and I have worked since I left the White House, has had programmes in 80 different countires in the world and for the last three years we have been concentraing on the subject of the abuse of women and girls which is the worst single uncorrected problem that the world faces and we ignore it basically and this horendous example of the violation of human rights continues unabated not only in the poor world of Africa but also in Europe and the United States" ... Marian Finucane: "On reading your book, one can see that you have a profound faith yourself and yet you say that for political or religious reaons more females have been murdered worldwide than all of the people who have died in evey war during that same span of time ... President Carter: "That is certainly correct. There are almost 10 million little babies that are killed every year by their parents in countries where the governemnt either mandates that they can only have one or two children or because the families are so poor they can't support their families, they can't feed any more children and since they want a boy, to help support them when they get into their old age, they murder their daughter, sometimes with the understanding or even the approval of their governemnts and this has been exacerbated in recent years since sonograms became available in the very poor communities because now they can detect the sex of a developing foetus and they abort the foetus if it's going to be female. So this is what goes on and it goes on unabated and it's just one of those things, perhaps the worst thing of all, that is being perpetrated against girls and women!" (emphasis added)


How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion - Fri 4th Apr, 2014 - MIT Technology Review

Holy Land Catholic leaders: Stop speaking of Christian persecution - Fri 4th Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio

"Repeated references to persecution of Christians, "usually referring only to what Christians suffer at the hands of criminals claiming to be Muslims, plays into the hands of extremists," said Catholic leaders in the Holy Land. "In the name of truth, we must point out that Christians are not the only victims of this violence and savagery."


Are priests happy? A licensed psychologist has the answer - Sun 6th Apr, 2014 - Rome Reports

"Every study that’s been done, again and again, not just by people in the Church but by secular people toothe happiness rate is very high, about 90 percent and actually they are higher than the laity.”


Pope: May Church in Rwanda be an example of reconciliation - Fri 4th Apr, 2014 - Vatican [YouTube]


05/4/14 (Sat)    >>

Caroline Farrow & same sex marriage debate: "You are speaking for most of us who are too scared! ... Daddy, 2 men getting married, that's horrible!" - Celtic Connections - EWTN (see also Faith in the Media - 28/3/2014) ... Pope Francis interview with young people - Vatican Radio / VRT (Belgian TV) ... GK Chesterton: Defender of the family! A talk by Dale Ahlquist in Dublin (original Chesterton footage) ... Papal Nuncio, Sr Briege McKenna: Drimnagh Lenten Mission - Sun 6th Apr - Thu 10th Apr ! ... "these people were not statistics, but people that I knew" - Cardinal Seán O'Malley (details below!)


Faith in the Media (yesterday) - Fri 4th Feb, 2014 - Family and Media Association

(Important!)


Letters - (Media) Ignoring views of family values voters - Jim Stack - Sat 5th Apr, 2014 - I Times

COMMENT: This is one in a series of letters. SEE also Wednesday's Faith in the Media (Important!)


‘Conscious uncoupling’: why it’s not always the answer to an unhappy marriage Opinion: Paltrow and Martin’s public separation is a personal tragedy - Breda O'Brien - Sat 5th Apr, 2014 - I Times

Liberian President speaks about the Pope's powerful voice on poverty - Sat 5th Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio

One by One Ministries

Talk on the life & works of Pope John Paul II, this Sunday 6th Apr by Fr Maurice Colgan OP, Dominicans, Newbridge College @ 4pm. Free admission. All welcome.


Mourne Road Parish is hosting a Lenten Healing Mission from Sunday 6th – Thursday 10th of April details at - Archdiocese of Dublin

Lenten Mission in Our Lady of Good Counsel Mourne Rd Drimnagh Dublin 12 Led by Fr Kevin Scallon CM & Sr Briege McKenna OSC Sunday 6th April - Thurs 10th April Opening Mass @12 noon on Sunday 6th followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Mission Mass each morning @10am Monday Tues Wedns & Thurs. Evening Mission Mass @7.30pm on Tues Wedns Thurs. On Monday 7th @7.30pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ 7.30pm.On Tues 8th Mass wth Annointing of the Sick @ 3pm. On Wedns 9th after 10am Mass there will be a gathering for the Youth. Thurs 10th Concluding Mass will be said by Papal Nuncio followed by a Eucharistic Healing Service led by Sr Briege. All are welcome Come along & bring ur friends! Plenty of parking space Pubic transport: Buses 122 & 123 + Luas red line 'Drimnagh' stop Church 5 mns walk along Sperrin Rd.


Pope says preaching of the Gospel invites persecution, misunderstanding - Fri 4th Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Pope Francis on Friday urged Christians not to fear misunderstanding and persecution, saying it is inevitable with those preaching the Gospel, like the Lord.


Mass on the U.S.-Mexico border - Fri 4th Apr, 2014 - Cardinal Seán O'Malley

Italian priests and Canadian nun kidnapped in Cameroon: Vatican radio - Sat 5th Apr, 2014 - Reuters

Pope Francis prays for kidnapped priests, nun - EWTN


Catholics and Muslims fast and pray together for Asia Bibi and Sawan Masih - Thu 3rd Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio

Mozilla CEO booted out for backing marriage - Fri 4th Apr, 2014 - MercatorNet

Maher: "There Is A Gay Mafia -- If You Cross Them, You Do Get Whacked" - Real Clear Politics Video ... What Mozilla Means - First Things


The unspeakable link between family stability and prosperity - Wed 2nd Apr, 2014 - MercatorNet

Get Religion - About that ‘complex’ doctrine Catholic teachers must follow - Fri 4th Apr, 2014 - Patheos


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Confession initiative announced for Dublin - Catholic Ireland - SEE also last Friday's Faith in the Media and this week's Irish Catholic ... "Would a modern audience accept a movie in which God wipes out mankind for sinning against Him? Definitely not. But would a modern audience accept a movie in which mankind is wiped out for sinning against nature? Absolutely." - David Quinn, writing in today's Irish Independent ... The Vatican’s symbolic messaging v. the White House spin - George Weigel ... INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON WORLD YOUTH DAY - News.va / VIS


Radio item on sexual health gets all clear - STD discussion on ‘Mooney’ would not have been understood by children, regulator says - Thu 3rd Apr, 2014 - I Times

Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II: shared Christian heritage - Thu 3rd Apr, 2014 - Vatican Radio

The People's Debate with Vincent Browne - The Liberation of Women in Ireland Has Yet to be Accomplished - Wed 2nd Apr, 2014 - TV3

Panorama - The Pope's Revolution - Wed 2nd Apr, 2014 - BBC One

Shroud of Turin depicts Y-shaped crucifixion - Wed 2nd Apr, 2014 - New Scientist

COMMENT: This actually corresponds to claims made by Anne Catherine Emmerich in her description of Our Lady's House at Ephesus (Meryem Ana Evi) ... COMMENT #2: There is a misleading claim in this article: "... carbon dating suggests the Shroud is a medieval forgery." To understanding just how misleading, PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING 2009 DISCOVERY CHANNEL DOCUMENTARY, if you have not already done so: Unwrapping The Shroud of Turin New Evidence (Please watch from 23 minutes, in particular)


Padraig Keogh is jumping out of a plane for Mary's Meals - Sponsor Padraig Today! - Fri 4th Apr, 2014 - Spirit Radio

Sky dive for Mary's Meals on Sun 6th June ... idonate.ie


Gerard Butler helps Crieff schoolchildren raise cash for kids in Africa - Fri 28th Mar, 2014 - TheCourier

Article about actor Gerard Butler in Mail (3/4/2014)


Gerard Butler swaps LA for Liberia to see the work of Mary’s Meals - Mary's Meals

Legion of Mary receives official Vatican approval - Thu 3rd Apr, 2014 - Irish Catholic

Members of the Legion of Mary worldwide gathered in Rome last week to celebrate receiving official Vatican recognition as an international lay association



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