Faithcast episode 38

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 from the Catholic Church in Ireland.

In episode 38 of Faithcast, Brenda speaks to Ms Caoimhe DeBarra the CEO of Trócaire about this year’s Lenten campaign and their humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai.

The faith news this week features Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Christus vivit – his letter to the world’s young people that represents the fruits of last October’s Synod; Bishop William Crean’s call for support for Trócaire’s Lenten campaign in order to bring relief to people affected by Cyclone Idai; Archbishop Eamon Martin’s comments at the funeral Masses for the three teenagers who died tragically on Saint Patrick’s Day in Co Tyrone; the Kenyan Franciscan who won the 1 million US dollars Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize; and, details of Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week.

This week’s podcast continues to profile our #LiveLent initiative and this week we feature Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe responding to the question: How can we best #LiveLent 2019 ? Bishop Monahan’s response is offered in both English and Irish.

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