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 71 of Faithcast features an interview with Father Neil Xavier O’Donoghue, Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, on his new podcast to get you to listen to and reflect on the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church in a year!

The faith news this week features: 

  • the appointment of Father Paul Dempsey PP as the new Bishop of Achonry;
  • Archbishop Eamons Martin’s tribute to Seamus Mallon RIP;
  • Bishop Denis Nulty leads a delegation to the first ever Vatican Conference on the pastoral care of the elderly;
  • Bishop Alan McGuckian’s statement as chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace on Election 2020; 
  • Pope Francis’ Message for World Communications Day 2020 to focus on storytelling.

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Faithcast is now broadcast each week on Tuesday and Friday on the digital radio station Radio Maria and is broadcast daily at 10.00am on EWTN Catholic Talk Radio for Britain and Ireland.