Celtic Connections - 01/19/2019 - Catholic Radio Broadcasting Irish Style
Host: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with Fr Eamonn McCarthy and Konrad Paprocki
Irish Catholic broadcasters Paul MacAree and Fr. Eamonn McCarthy share their thoughts and ‘compare note’s’ on Catholic radio, Irish style. While Catholic radio broadcasting has been an exploding mission around the world, to this day Britain has no Catholic broadcast media. It is only in recent years that Ireland has begun Catholic broadcasting. Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, Priest Director of Radio Maria Ireland - and Paul MacAree, head of EWTN Catholic Radio for Britain and Ireland, are ‘pioneers' in the field - and would say that God has given them a ‘mission’ in the the exciting and growing medium of Catholic radio Broadcasting, Irish style!
Polish Photographer Konrad Paprocki was an official photographer for the Pope at the recent World Meeting of Families in Dublin. Paprocki recounts how in 2003 an elderly Irish couple in Killarney, County Kerry, took him into their home when he was a homeless, penniless immigrant and assisted him to realise his dream to become a professional photographer.
Celtic Connections - 01/12/2019 - Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Host: Kathy Sinnott with guest Fr Michael Gaitley.
Fr Michael Gaitley talks about Marian Consecration through the model of one of the great Marian saints of the 20th Century, St. Maximilian Kolbe. Fr. Gaitley message today was given at Ireland's national Marian shrine at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
Celtic Connections - 01/05/2019 - The Day Ireland Legalised Abortion
Host Kathy Sinnott with Fr Marius O’Reilly, Fr. John Mockler, Bernadette Smyth and Fr Maurice Colgan.
On the first day of 2019, on the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, Ireland legalised abortion. A group of Irish faithful gathered in Dublin city centre to mark the day by praying the rosary. Join Kathy with three Irish priests and Bernadette Smyth, Director of precious Life Northern Ireland, as they invoke the the Mother Of God to urgently intercede for the nation.
Celtic Connections - 12/22/2018 - Celtic Connection Christmas Special
Host Kathy Sinnott with Fr Marius O’Reilly
Kathy and Cork priest Fr Marius O’Reilly reflect back on a difficult year in Ireland - and on the Christmas message of sure hope in times of darkness. Kathy plays a collection of songs from Ireland with a Christmas theme.
Celtic Connections - 12/15/2018 - Bishop Robert Barron visits Ireland
Host: Paul MacAree with guest Bishop Robert Barron.
Bishop Robert Barron is probably the best known Catholic bishop on the media today. His epic TV series Catholicism has aired around the world - and many parishes have used the series as a catechetical tool. As a keynote speaker at the World Meeting of Family’s, Bishop Barron visited Ireland this year. His message in this weeks show is entitled, The Spirituality of the Family.