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.  

Episode 55 of Faithcast features an interview with John Sweeney, a climatologist and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Maynooth University, as part of our Season of Creation series. John shares the ‘science bit’ of climate change and speaks about the leadership that Pope Francis has given in caring for our common home.

The faith news this week features the following:

  • The intake of new seminarians for the academic year 2019 – 2020;
  • the Dublin Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes;
  • the selection of Ireland’s favourite prayer as part of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin’s presence at this year’s National Ploughing Championships; and,
  • Church venues gear up for the celebration of Culture Night on Friday 20 September.

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