The Brendan Option Ep059

The Upcoming Irish Synod: Education and Liberal Arts – Truth and Beauty “Let the synod do something really funky, crazy, mad, daft, creative… let it mandate the restoration of the study of the classics and the study of literature and the study of history in all Catholic schools, as well as religious education.” Join Fr. […]

The Brendan Option Ep058

Alexa, Drop Dead! “This artificial intelligence thing is stupendous… it is phenomenal… It is an incredible achievement of human ingenuity and it is absolutely terrifying; not in itself but because of the author… there’s very little that human beings can’t turn to bad account.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 58 of ‘The Brendan Option’ […]

The Brendan Option Ep057

Happy New Year: Onwards and Upwards – Plans for 2022 “This work is crucial… this effort to articulate the faith in the 21st century.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 57 of ‘The Brendan Option’ were he shares some of Immaculata Productions’ plans for 2022. “We have an ambition to produce some serious work in […]

The Brendan Option Ep056

The Upcoming Irish Synod: The Incredible (Catholica) Hulk “We can do business with the left… we can do business with the right… because tradition is essential. It is the means by which the faith has been passed on to us. It is impossible to understand Catholicism without it.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 56 […]

The Brendan Option Homily | Christmas

Christmas: Humbug for Scrooge “I would suggest in Advent you cleanse the palate, get yourself ready for Christmas, do penance, pay attention to your prayers, go to confessions, and then… we sit down to party!” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 55 of ‘The Brendan Option’ where he invites us to a Catholic Christmas of […]

The Brendan Option Ep055

The Upcoming Irish Synod: Call to Sainthood – Your Personal Sanctification “The most urgent issue facing the Synod is the means by which Catholics in Ireland today can become saints. It is the personal sanctification of the believers who are here at the moment… and a part of that sanctification inevitably involves a mission to […]

The Brendan Option Homily | Advent 4

Party at the ‘House of Bread’ “One of the things I love in the Scriptures is the way in which God archly leaves hints through the Scriptures of what He’s going to do or illuminating what He has done… even in the name Bethlehem (the ‘House of Bread’). Join Fr Brendan Kilcoyne for his Sunday […]

The Brendan Option Ep054

The Spiritual Fatherhood of St. Joseph “I don’t think we give nearly enough respect to the enormous position that Joseph has.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 54 of ‘The Brendan Option’ where he discusses ‘the silent one’ St. Joseph and his role as father to the Christ-child Jesus. “We need to go to Joseph. […]

The Brendan Option Homily | Advent 3

Welcome Stranger! Long Time No See! “The message of Advent is overwhelmingly positive… it is a message full of love. It is most of all aimed at those who are furthest from the Church, the way, and the path at this moment. You are beloved. He is besotted with you. Come back!” “Those who are […]

The Brendan Option Ep053

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception: “It’s Ma’am as in Ham” “I want to introduce you to the real Queen… this is the Queen of Ireland, this is the Queen of the world… this is Mary, the Mother of God.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 53 of ‘The Brendan Option’ where he marks the […]