Faithcast is the new faith podcast from www.catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Initially published fortnightly the podcast is now available weekly on Mondays. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Episode archive: 

Episode 5 [14 March 2017]: In this episode of Faithcast, Brenda spoke to Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, about living Lent 2017. She also spoke to Pamela McLoughlin, Publicist with Veritas Publications about some of their resources on Saint Patrick. The news snippets focused on the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Spring General Meeting, the conclusion of Archbishop Charles J Brown’s time as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, the anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, the Joy of Bells initiative and the death of Bishop Eamonn Casey RIP.

Episode 4 [6 March 2017]: In this episode of Faithcast, Brenda spoke to Finola Finnane of Trócaire about this year’s Lenten campaign and to Father Vincent Sherlock about his new booklet on ‘The Stations of the Cross’. The news snippets focused on the #LiveLent initiative 2017, The Bishops’ Conference presentation to the Citizens’ Assembly, Emmanuel 2017 in the Archdiocese of Dublin and Pope Francis’ words about the bible and smartphones!

Episode 3 [13 February 2017]: In this episode of Faithcast, Brenda spoke to Father Tim Bartlett, Secretary General of the World Meeting of Families 2018 about a ‘joy of love’ initiative and about what Pope Francis had to say recently about Saint Valentine’s Day. Brenda also spoke to Mary Johnston of Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service about the effects of technology on marriage and family like and asks if it is time to switch off. The news snippets focused on an Art for Faith exhibition in Maynooth, World Day of the Sick and Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2017.

Episode 2 [29 January 2017]: In this second episode of Faithcast, Brenda spoke to Father Tom Deenihan about Catholic Schools Week 2017 and to Brian Quinn about a seminar on art and architecture on 9 February. Brenda also heard from Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin about their Ad Limina meeting with Pope Francis in Rome.The news snippets focused on World Youth Day 2019, World Day of the Sick and Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day 2017.

Episode 1 [15 January 2017]: In this first episode of Faithcast, Brenda spoke to Maria Kane from Trócaire and Tony Brennan from the Pope John Paul II Award. The news snippets looked at the Bishops’ Ad Limina visit, Catholic Schools Week 2017, World Day of Migrants and Refugees and the upcoming Synod on young people and vocational discernment in 2018.

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