Celtic Connections - 09/14/2019 - March for Their Lives Belfast
Title: March for Their Lives Belfast
Host: Kathy Sinnott with guests: Fr. Patrick McCafferty, Baroness Nuala O’Loan DBE, Bernadette Smyth, Adele Best, Niamh Uí Bhriain, Fiona Rush, Sarah Haire and Rev. Jack Lamb
One of the most pro-life places on earth is Northern Ireland. What is it that makes Northern Ireland so strongly pro-life when so many other nations make laws that outlaw, discriminate and kill their fellow human beings in the guise of ‘choice'? Pro-life advocates consistently witness to Christ in the public square in Northern Ireland on behalf of the unborn and their vulnerable mothers. The government in London has set in motion a law to legalise abortion up to 28 weeks for any reason whatsoever in Northern Ireland. The people are on the move to confront this evil. People are praying, fasting, and witnessing Christ in the streets and before government, demanding that justice, democracy and the cause of right be respected on behalf of the unborn. Following Mass at St. Patrick's parish Belfast, tens of thousands took part in a 'March for their Lives’ in the largest pro-life march ever to take place in Northern Ireland. Keynote speakers including, Baroness Nuala O’Lone, Fr. Patrick McCafferty and Bernadette Smyth spoke out boldly in defence of the unborn and advocated Christ to protect the country from the international abortion industry. This weeks show hears powerful testimonies from the 'March for their Lives’.
Celtic Connections - 09/07/2019 - N. Ireland Abortion Crisis
Title: Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin on N. Ireland Abortion Crisis
Host Kathy Sinnott with guests Archbishop Eamon Martin, Fr Patrick McCafferty and Fr Marius O’Reilly.
As the deadline for imposed radicalised abortion in Northern Ireland approaches on October 21st, Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin speaks into the crisis. He is this years guest speaker at the Edward M Kennedy Lecture in New Ross, Wexford, Ireland. Celtic Connections has an exclusive broadcast of the lecture.
Celtic Connections - 08/31/2019 - Catholic Guide to Brexit
Title: The Catholic Guide to All Things Brexit
Hosts: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guests Caroline Farrow and Bernie Smyth
As the United Kingdom makes front page international news again over Brexit, what should Catholics make of the latest ‘meltdown’. This weeks guests have the answers. Caroline Farrow is a renowned British journalist and Catholic commentator for Sky news. The view from Northern Ireland comes from Bernie Smyth, Founder and Director of pro-life group Precious Life.
Celtic Connections - 08/24/2019 - Home Education
Title: Everything You Wanted to know about Home Education but Were Afraid to Ask
Host: Kathy Sinnott with guests Roy Peachey and Therese McCrystal
Human Life International Ireland recently hosted a home education conference at Our Lady of Knock Shrine in Ireland. In the rapidly changing landscape of education in Ireland and Britain, more and more Catholic parents are considering afresh home education options. This weeks show hosts the best authorities in the field including Roy Peachey, education expert and author of ”Did Jesus go to School?” - also Therese McCrystal of Human Life International Ireland, long time home educator, mother of 8 children of ages 1 through 17.
Celtic Connections - 08/17/2019 - A Plea to Pray For Northern Ireland
Title: A Plea to the World To Pray For Northern Ireland
Host: Kathy Sinnott and Paul MacAree with guests Fr. Marius O’Riley and Fr. Patrick Cahill
According to this weeks guest, Cork priest Fr. Marius O’Riley, Ireland is on the brink of the most gravies crisis in her long history. This is the pending threat by the British Government to impose the most extreme liberalised abortion regime anywhere in Europe - and also so called same-sex marriage, on the people of Northern Ireland. This weeks show is a plea to the world to join Ireland in prayer during this years International 54 Day Rosary Novena for an end to this threat. The novena starts this Wednesday the 21st of August, the feast day of Our Lady of Knock. Find out how you can participate at: www.coastalrosaryireland.ie
Celtic Connections visits the Holy Family Mission in county Waterford Ireland. Holy Family Mission is a new community of young Irish lay people dedicated to the evangelisation of Irish youth. Co-founder and coordinator of this unique community Fr. Patrick Cahill talks about this sign of hope for Ireland - and about young people in modern day Ireland, their joys and sorrows and their hunger for the Gospel. Find out more at: www.holyfamilymission.ie