Title: Northern Ireland’s Darkest Hour - Praying for a Miracle
Host: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guests Liam Gibson and Bernie Smyth.
Monday 21st of October could mark a dark day in Irish history. On that day the British Westminster Government has pledged to impose radicalised abortion on Northern Ireland. People of faith are praying constantly for a miracle. We have the latest developments politically and spiritually from the capital Belfast. As perpetual adoration is prayed at St Mary’s Parish Church downtown Belfast, for life, Celtic Connections talks to Laim Gibson, Political Officer for Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. And from the Belfast headquarters of pro-abortion political party Sinn Fein, we join Bernie Smyth of Precious Life, Northern Ireland’s largest pro-life group, praying the rosary and reflecting on God’s power to protect “The North” from imminent British imposed abortion.
Celtic Connections - 10/12/2019 - Saint John Paul II’s Prophetic Message
Title: Saint John Paul II’s Prophetic Message to Ireland Today
Host: Kathy Sinnott with Saint Pope John Paul II
Pope Saint John Paul II visited Ireland 40 years ago. At that time Northern Ireland experienced a time of civil strife called The Troubles. The pope pleaded on his knees for those engaged in violence to turn to the ways off peace. 40 years on his prophetic voice is once again directed to the North, because a new and even more terrible violence is threatened once more, this time a violence directed most innocent and vulnerable in Ireland inflected by the British Government in Westminster. Little defenseless children in the sanctuary of their mothers wombs. In today’s show we hear his prophetic message in full, speaking to us today about violence and peace and the choice once more that Northern Ireland most face.
Title: Children’s Adoration - Forming a New Generation of Saints
Host: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guest Antoinette Moynihan.
Children of the Eucharist is a mission to enhance the faith of children by guiding them gently in quiet prayer in the presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Director Antoinette Moynihan witnesses to this fast growing Apostolate throughout Ireland and across the world. Children of the Eucharist is under the auspices of the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration in Ireland. www.childrenoftheeucharist.ie
Celtic Connections - 09/28/2019 - Journey in Church History
Title: Journey in Church History through the Rosary.
Host: Kathy Sinnott, guest Kathy Sinnott
Kathy brings us on a journey through Church history mirroring the mysteries of the rosary. Speaking at the annual conference for the Legion of Mary in Dublin, Kathy reflects on how the life, ministry and passion of Jesus also follows the journey of fallen humanity through 2000 years of joys and sorrows, wars and peace.
Celtic Connections - 09/21/2019 - Spiritual Response to the Sins of Clergy
Title: Spiritual Response to the Sins of Clerical Sexual Abuse
Host: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guests, Bishop John Keenan of Paisley and Fr. Dominic Allain
There is little doubt that the Church is experiencing one of the most major crisis in it’s 2000 year history. Perhaps the greatest occasion of the crisis has been the sins of clerical sexual abuse against the vulnerable. In recent years there has been various attempts and failures among Church leaders to address the issue. The scriptures tell us that sin, especially sins that cry out to God for vengeance, need to be taken very seriously by all, especially by those who would be leaders among God’s people. Next Saturday September 28th marks an important moment in Britain in response to the crisis. At Westminster Cathedral London a service of Divine Mercy involving repentance, reparation and prayer will be held for the sins of sexual abuse - and prayers for healing for those wounded and broken by these crimes, committed on many levels. Celtic Connections guest Bishop John Keenan of Paisley diocese in Scotland will led the service. Also Fr. Dominic Allain, chaplain to Grief to Grace, a world wide apostolate ministering to abuse survivors. Today’s show examines the Devine Mercy Day of Prayer at Westminster, a deeply spiritual response to clerical sexual abuse.