Celtic Connections - 03/16/2019 - St Patrick: How 1 Man Converted a Nation
Hosts: Kathy Sinnott, Paul MacAree with Fr Feargal McGrady
Ireland, St. Patrick and the Catholic faith are inextricably linked. Together they are rooted deep in the history of christian civilisation across the world. St. Patrick is one of the most celebrated of saints - and yet few really know of the real Patrick - about his struggles and his heroic faith. Fr Feargal McGrady was born in Downpatrick, reputed to be the final resting place of St Patrick himself. He was ordained in St Patrick’s Parish Church in that ancient town. He spoke to Celtic Connections about his life long affection for the saint - and about what he would say to us in our troubled times today.
Celtic Connections - 03/09/2019 - Irish Exorcist's Prophetic Word
Host: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guest Fr Pat Collins
Ireland’s state sponsored television network is called RTE. Recently on it’s flag ship show, The Late Late Show, it featured an interview with an Irish exorcist. The interview lit up social media and caused no small controversy across the land. The interview was with Fr Pat Collins who has just published a book entitled “Freedom from evil spirits”. Fr Pat has been in public ministry for over 40 years. As well as being an exorcist he is highly respected for his ministry in healing. Fr Pat was a keynote speaker at this years Divine Mercy Conference in Dublin. Paul MacAree caught up with Fr Pat and asked him about his book, the controversy and about his sense for Ireland’s future and the future of the Church.
Celtic Connections - 03/02/2019 - Irish Bishop Speaks on Evangelization
Host Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guest Bishop Alphonis Culahnan
Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Waterford and Lismore Diocese Ireland, is affectionately known as Bishop Phonzie. In a wide-ranging conversation about the state of the Church in Ireland, Bishop Cullinan talks to Celtic Connections about the light and the darkness, the demise of the faith in Ireland - and sure signs of hope in a country that can be transformed, one soul at a time.
Celtic Connections - 02/23/2019 - Cobb, Ireland
Host: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guest Fr. John McCarthy
Cobh, County Cork Ireland, a place of great graces for the world - yet also a place of terrible grief and sadness. It’s the place that the passengers on the Titanic saw for the last time on that fateful voyage of 1912. The port of Cobh is where countless Irish missionaries and emigrants left their beloved Ireland, most never to return. The great Cobh Cathedral church of St. Colman is where they would have received the sacraments for the last time before saying farewell to their loved ones. This year celebrates the centennial of St Colman’s cathedral. Fr John McCarthy is the cathedral administrator. Paul MacAree talked to Fr. McCarthy about the fascinating history of this holy Irish place.
Host Kathy Sinnott with a reflection by Kathy Sinnott
Kathy was invited to speak to the Legion of Mary Young adult Conference in Dublin. The young people asked what it means to be a witness in these troubled times. Kathy responded by looking at message of Fatima, Our Lady’s remedy for ‘stepping out from the crowd’ as a sure way to find true renewal and redemption in Ireland and in the world. This is an encore of the 09/15/18 show.