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Fr Paddy is a curate in the hugely vibrant Portlaoise Parish. From Carlow town, he was educated in Carlow CBS and studied Business and Politics in Trinity College Dublin before training to be a priest in Carlow College. He is the youngest priest in the Kildare & Leighlin diocese and writes for a number of media outlets. He has almost 14,000 followers on Twitter.
Pope Francis

Fr Paddy: ‘New rights’ that clash with traditional morality

At the start of a new year, the Pope dedicated his speech to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will celebrate the 70th...

Fr Paddy: A Christmas Blessing

Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem… He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged...

Fr Paddy: Defending the Eighth Amendment

Christmas is upon us. Soon we celebrate the birth of a vulnerable baby, born into a fragile family. A family who said "Yes" to life. Mary...

Fr Paddy: The Greatest story ever told……

About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was the governor...

Fr Paddy: Homelessness is never normal

Another Homeless man living in a tent died in Ranelagh, this week. Citizens deprived of shelter and heat grow daily. On these desperately cold winter...

Fr Paddy: Advent – A season of preparation for the coming of Christ

My recent book "All Will Be Well" is a personal reflection about my own life told through the lens of faith and hopefulness. I'm delighted...

Fr Paddy: Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans – which one are you?

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

Fr Paddy: Portlaoise Midlands Hospital … An essential service

A recent public meeting regarding maintaining essential and lifesaving services, in Portlaiose General Hospital, was extremely well attended. There was universal consensus, that Portlaoise Midlands...

Fr Paddy: Dismayed to see Advent Calendar with focus on cheap wine!

We are called to holiness. It is quite amazing that we who have faith and believe we will live forever can sometimes allow ourselves to...

Fr Paddy: November 2017 A Time to Remember

November 2017 is a time to remember all our loved ones who have gone before us. Death is that challenging confrontation that reminds us...

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