Celtic Connections - 04/13/2019 - 5 Giants Speak to the Irish
Host: Kathy Sinnott with guests: Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Fr Pat Collins, St. John Paul II, Frances Hogan and His Excellency Archbishop Jude Okolo.
Celtic Connections presents five giants of the Church speaking to Ireland about the past, the present and the future of the Irish nation and the Church. In an exclusive interview obtained by Celtic Connections recorded in 2003, Fr. Benedict Groeschel CFR speaks a sobering message to the Irish. Fr Pat Collins, Irish exorcist and international Charismatic Renewal leader, has a challenging and prophetic message for Ireland given at this years Divine Mercy Conference in Dublin. In one of the most prophetic and forthright messages of his pontificate, St. John Paul II said to the Irish, “Ireland is at a point of decision in her history.” "Ireland must choose. Your choice must be clear and your decision firm!” Scripture scholar and EWTN host Frances Hogan has prayerful analysis on how the nation has taken a wrong turn and what the faithful must do in response. Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Okolo, gave Celtic Connections a rare and exclusive interview. His excellency gave advise on how the faithful should reflect on the current crisis in the nation and in the Church.
Celtic Connections - 04/06/2019 - A Retreat for the Struggling Christian
Hosts: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guests Aidan Gallagher and Fr Adrian Farrelly OP
EWTN Ireland announces a special retreat for the worldwide EWTN family. The retreat is a journey with Mary, the Mother of God, to intimate union with Jesus Christ her son. The retreat is especially for those who may be struggling in their lives and in need of help and strength in faith. The retreat begins on Wednesday April 10th and lasts 33 days (finishes 13th May). Listeners are invited to join in a variety of ways: on smart phones, tablets, computers, radio, downloads - and even by book which is available free from EWTN Ireland. To find out how you can participate visit www.ewtn.ie and click on the “33 Days to Morning Glory” image. Also, for a free retreat book email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to EWTN Ireland, PO Box 352, Limerick, Ireland.
Celtic Connections - 03/30/2019 - Two Pro-Life Statesmen
Host: Kathy Sinnott with Jacob Rees Mogg MP and Peadar Tóibín TD
Two statesmen on opposing ends of the political spectrum. Both patriots, one British the other Irish. One nationalist one unionist. One socialist the other a capitalist. One working class, the other privileged. One pro-Brexit the other opposed. Both have two important things in common - both are Catholics and both are passionately pro-life.
Jacob Rees Mogg, British Conservative MP, is tipped by many to be the next British Prime Minister. Peadar Tóibín TD is the leader of Ireland’s newest Irish Republican Political Party, Aontú which means 'unity and consent’. Today we examine both statesmen to understand their values when it comes to issues important to Catholics, christians and people of good will.
Celtic Connections - 03/23/2019 - The True Meaning of Charity - Almas
Host: Kathy Sinnott
Almas was a young orphaned girl who lived her life in Ethiopia. At 14 years Almas died of AIDS. Adopted by the Missionaries of Charity Sisters in Ethiopia, Almas was known for her giving heart. She shared and cared for other children out of the little that she had. But Almas was to make a difference far beyond what she or anyone could have imagined. Irish diocesan priest Fr Brian Kavanagh founded a children’s charity he named after Almas. Fr Kavanagh tells the moving story of how the witness of little Almas has transformed his life and the lives of countless children across three continents.