Tag: St. Patrick’s Day

Looking to the Future for Ireland …

What is going to happen in the near future for Ireland?

What is worrying the Irish in Britain about Brexit?
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/what-is-worrying-the-irish-in-britain-about-brexit-1.3800293

With the UK possibly pulling out of the European union via Brexit there are a number of different possibilities for the isle.  Simon Coveney, Republic of Ireland minister for foreign affairs and trade, speaks with Jason Naselli about his government’s approach to the border, the Conservative/DUP deal and the ‘Brexit bill’.
https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/facing-brexit-ireland-northern-ireland-and-eu?gclid=CjwKCAjwvbLkBRBbEiwAChbckdui8gWo5D8PyZNGLxpWG4GegsqTL0wHZliPK6-Wv5DNiAQXO6rkRRoCOmAQAvD_BwE

Some stories of struggle and peace from the historic Catholic and Protestant communities viewpoints in regards to the socio-economic dynamics in the country.

Stories from Rev. Wilford and Father Tom …
Father Tom explains what it is like for some of the Catholic working class in Ireland …

Rev. Wilford Orr a Protestant leader shares about the insecurities felt in that community …

 

Brexit, what is the Irish backstop and why does it matter?

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/11/brexit-what-is-the-irish-backstop-and-why-does-it-matter.html
We pray for peace resolve in moving into the future for Ireland!


All the World is Green today!

Over the years there has been much saddness when it comes to Ireland!

We reflect on some Irish stores that shared the sadness that always had an underlining hope that through efforts by the Church and people in their communities they would find peace.

Listen to Father Tom a Catholic Priest who shares about the struggle of getting jobs for folks that would be a major step towards peace for this island country.

Wilford Orr shares about the Protestant struggle and finding a way for common purpose and mutual understanding in Ireland.

John tells of a special community “Corrymeela ” that brings people from various traditions in Ireland and around the world together to find ways for peace where there is heartache and disagreement.

Finally, a Pittsburgh icon, Art Rooney Sr. who’s son Dan served as Ambassador to Ireland on Passages. Art tells about how he as one of the founding owners of the NFL/Pittsburgh Steelers’ was humble guy and an everyday person that was a good example for his family, friends, and the Pittsburgh community.

Irish stories of hope and faith this St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!