The Leap of Faith Friday, April 5 2019

Fr.Pat Collins

Father Pat Collins, a Dublin priest and exorcist, finds himself inundated almost on a daily basis with phone calls and emails from people who believe they’re battling demonic possession. He believes that the Devil is ever present and it’s essential to find ways of outsmarting Satan at every opportunity.  In his new book ‘Freedom from Evil Spirits: Released from Fear, Addiction and the Devil’, Father Pat provides a guide on how to become free from debilitating influences and oppressive evil spirits.

From the cat-cow stretch to the cobbler’s pose, Yoga has become one of the most popular forms of exercise and relaxation right around the world.  Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, Yoga – meaning ‘union’ in Sanskrit – is a Hindu system of philosophy which encompasses the body, mind and spirit using physical exercises, breathing and meditation.

Could this ancient practice, once the preserve of Hindu holy men, be the key to helping young people combat the stresses they face in a tech-driven world, boosting their self-esteem and mental health?  Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer strongly believes that Yoga should be introduced into schools and he discusses his proposal with Swami Purnananda, Hindu Spiritual Director and founder of the Éire Vedanta Society, based in Dublin.

Listen Back Here