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 72 of Faithcast features an interview with Bishop Denis Nulty, President of Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG, in which he speaks about the blessing of engaged couple Michelle and Jonathan at the Shrine of Saint Valentine in Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin. Bishop Nulty also speaks about the release of statistics on Accord’s Marriage Preparation and Counselling Services and suggests that it might now be timely for there to be a Minister with special responsibility for Family and for the Elderly in the new Government. 

The faith news this week features

  • the publication of Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon), the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis;
  • details of the official Irish pilgrimage to IEC2020 in Budapest;
  • the Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse on Friday 28 February; and,
  • the awarding of the Services to Charity Award to Trócaire CEO, Caoimhe de Barra.

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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.