Faithcast Episode 20 - 28 June 2017

Jun 28, 2017, 05:20 PM

Faithcast is the weekly podcast from, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland.

In this episode of Faithcast, Brenda speaks to Ireland's youngest priest, Father David Vard (25), who was ordained to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin on Sunday 25 June. Brenda also speaks to Una Allen, Director of Towards Peace, one of the services that provides a response to abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland.

The faith news this week features Bishop Fintan Monahan's comments about pilgrimage from the Killaloe Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes; The 9 July Mass at Knock Shrine to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima; Archbishop Eamon Martin's comments about a new springtime of growth and abundance in faith at the conference marking fifty years of charismatic renewal in Ireland; Bishop Michael Smith's celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for five members of the Irish community in Paris; The Rally for Life 2017 which is taking place in Dublin on Saturday 1 July; and, the Silver Jubilee of Pope Francis' consecration as bishop.

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Episode date: 28 June 2017

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