Digitally proclaiming the Gospel in the diocese of Ferns and beyond

‘The Hook of Faith’ is brought to you by ‘FERNS C.A.F.É’ (Catholic Adult Formation and Education) – a group in the diocese of Ferns, Ireland who are committed to the work of evangelisation and adult faith formation. It seeks to bring the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bear on all sectors of society in a way that offers life and meaning to everyone. We recognise the challenge of this task at a time in the Church that needs healing and hope. The mission of ‘The Hook of Faith’ is to ‘Digitally proclaim the Gospel in the Diocese of Ferns and beyond’. Our hope is that the light that comes from our faith will reach a wide audience through this new age of digital media and will help transform lives through the joy of the Gospel.

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January 18, 2020

Dear friends. In this homily, I feel the need to acknowledge the death this week of seventeen year old Keane Mulready-Woods, the child from Drogheda who was brutally killed and whose body was mutilated. Every wee...

January 18, 2020

On 24th January the Church honours a saint who deserves to be better known for his immense wisdom and practical insights that retain their relevance almost four hundred years after his death. St Francis de Sales...

January 18, 2020

All Christian denominations share the sacrament of baptism, the door of the spiritual life and gateway to the other sacraments. In this podcast, Fr Billy Swan explores the rite of baptism and how reflection on wh...

January 18, 2020

There is an increasing awareness that Christian Unity week is much more than about the unity between Protestants and Catholics. There is something more basic and fundamental at stake. Questions are emerging about...

January 18, 2020

Every year, the Church marks Christian Unity Week from 18th to 25th January. In our interview this week, we speak with Fr James Murphy, Parish Priest of Tagoat/Rosslare Strand, who is the co-chair of the Ecumenic...

January 11, 2020

Below is a link to the Radio Maria website where you can listen to a podcast of the breakfast show on Wednesday 8TH January hosted by Fr Billy Swan on the meaning of baptism.



January 10, 2020

A commentary on St John Henry Newman's 'The Mission of My Life' - a mission that we received on the day we were baptised.

‘God has created me to do Him some definite service’. God created you and I intentionally a...

January 9, 2020

There was a time when we might have thought that only priests and nuns had vocations. The Second Vatican Council corrected that when it insisted that all the baptised have a vocation and that all Christians are c...

January 8, 2020

Each time the Church celebrates the feast of the Lord’s baptism at the end of the Christmas season, my mind returns to a pilgrimage to the Holy Land I made a few years ago. One of the highlights of the trip was a...

January 8, 2020

Dear friends. I recently watched the film ‘Silence’ directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the true story of Jesuit missionary priests who go to Japan in the 17th century only to find a brutal persecution of...

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