Fr Eddie Gallagher, Parish Priest in the Parish of Greencastle, Co. Tyrone tells us about the Rosary and Blessed Sacrament Walks he has undertaken while the parish church is closed due to Coronavirus restrictions.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day
"Human beings are storytellers. From childhood we hunger for stories just as we hunger for food. Stories influence our lives, whether in the form of fairy tales, novels, films, songs, news, even if we do not always realize it. Often we decide what is right or wrong based on characters and stories we have made our own. Stories leave their mark on us; they shape our convictions and our behaviour. They can help us understand and communicate who we are.
...it is not a matter of simply telling stories as such, or of advertising ourselves, but rather of remembering who and what we are in God's eyes, bearing witness to what the Spirit writes in our hearts and revealing to everyone that his or her story contains marvellous things. Read Pope Francis' full message
An Act of Spiritual Communion
Lizzie explains how for various reasons, like during the coronavirus pandemic, we may be prevented from receiving Holy Communion at Mass. Lizzie quotes a suggested prayer of spiritual communion.
Bishop McKeown joins Tony Brennan on Life To The Full on Radio Maria. They discuss many of the great parish initiatives happening in the Diocese of Derry since the lockdown restrictions were imposed during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Willy Krause tells the discovery of his faith, his baptism at 17 and his continued faith exploration
Willy came to Derry, Ireland from Leipzig, Germany in 2017 to join the Derry Youth Community (DYC). He tells of his upbringing in Germany, discovering catholicism at 17 and being baptized at 19, his path in continuing to explore his faith and the urge to share his faith with others.