Synodal Pathway: Long-Term Transformation – An Interview with Dr Nicola Brady
Dr Nicola Brady is Chair of the Steering Committee of the Irish Synodal Pathway, and in this interview, she sat down with Oisín Walsh to answer some of the most frequently asked questions revolving around the National Synod that the Irish Bishops announced in 2020. Dr Brady is currently General Secretary for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
‘Mystery’ stained glass windows in an Irish convent chapel
Dr David Caron is the editor of the second edition of the Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass which was published by the Irish Academic Press this summer. He was one of the three compilers of the original edition in 1988.
Covid-19: Faith Under Stress
David Begg is adjunct professor at Maynooth University Institute of Social Sciences and a former general secretary of ICTU
Living with a Rare Disease: Caring and Advocacy – An Interview with Les Martin
To download this article along with the full June 2020 edition of Intercom, click the link: June Intercom 2020 CHRIS HAYDEN: Les, please tell us about the medical condition of your boys, Cathal and Ciaran. LES MARTIN: The boys have a rare, genetic condition called metachromatic leukodystrophy, MLD. It occurs in about one in forty thousand
The Ongoing Task of Vocations Promotion in Ireland
Being a priest or religious in Ireland today is both challenging and adventurous. The reality is that there are fewer priests and religious engaged in active ministry than in the past and our Catholic population is changing – the numbers of priests and religious in our country is declining, in our congregations the average age
The Mission and Work of Every Life Counts – Vicky Wall
Who We Are Every Life Counts provides parents who have received a life-limiting diagnosis for their unborn baby with the vital support they need to let love shine through. We were created in 2014, out of a need to help families who find themselves in a situation where their baby may not live for long
An Easter People – Orla Walsh
When my mother brought home wallpaper and paint, it meant that we were preparing for Easter. We didn’t ever prepare for Christmas the way we prepared for Easter. There was always a room to be decorated and curtains to be taken down, hand-washed and pressed. We were regularly reminded of her youth, when the walls
Being Ready to Challenge Legal Recognition of Surrogacy – David Mullins
Surrogacy is an area of wide-ranging complexity, acting as it does as a kind of nexus for a whole host of other ethical concerns. This article will touch upon only some of them and even then, only tangentially. Also, it is worth bearing in mind at the outset that despite the seriousness of the ethical
Reflections on a Creation Spirituality Retreat – Liam O’Kelly OFM
A couple of years back, I participated in a retreat in Ibricken Lodge, Spanish Point, Co Clare. Outside, the Atlantic’s waves tumbled onto the shore, majestic and alluring. Inside, like a group of budding scientists, we peered through microscopes at tiny, delicate wild flowers, which we had picked earlier, on a walk to the sea.
Anticipating the Second Anniversary of the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment – Michael Dwyer
The repeal of the eighth amendment in 2018 was, to many of us, a source of deep grief. The margin of defeat, however, was no less than shocking. Talking to pro-life activists across the country, I know that many woke on the Sunday after the referendum in what seemed to them to be a different