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Andrew McDonald: Meditation – Don’t try to make it perfect

If I had a Euro for every time somebody said to me “I can’t meditate properly”, I’d be a rich man. I usually respond by...
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Fr Paddy: Renewing Faith, Hope and Love – Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2021

In his message for Lent 2021, Pope Francis focuses on the three theological virtues inviting us to “renew our faith, draw from the living...

Andrew McDonald: Beat the lockdown blues

This lockdown seems to be the most difficult so far for many people. Restriction fatigue has certainly set in. It’s also perhaps the worst...

Fr Paddy: Lent – A time for true prayer

Lent in lockdown is perhaps enough penance for any of us!! Living through a pandemic brings huge challenges, not just physically but also emotionally and...

Andrew McDonald: (New Year) February Resolutions

Did you make a new year resolution for 2021? If you did, how is it going? If it’s a breeze, congratulations, this article isn’t...

Fr Paddy: Be Not Afraid…

Fear and anxiety about a possible future event or circumstance is often a greater suffering than the suffering we endure when (and if) the...

Andrew McDonald: How to remove stress associated with home schooling

Tuesday’s Covid announcement left confusion over when schools will reopen. Coronavirus restrictions have been painful for all of us. They’ve been excruciating for some. Among...

Fr Paddy: The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in US history, has become an international voice of hope. She is a hugely inspirational woman. Her voice is...

John Whelan: Timahoe – a towering example of the delights on our doorstep

We have learned many things and a great deal this past year. One of them has to be to appreciate the appeal of attractions and...

Andrew McDonald: Dealing with difficult emotions

You know the cycle. Something triggers a negative emotion in your mind and you start to fixate on the issue. No matter what you do,...

Fr Paddy: It’s nearly Spring … A Time of Hope

As the evenings lengthen and new signs of life appear in our gardens, we welcome a new spring. The following ancient story tells how the...

John Whelan: The Slieve Blooms – a cut above the rest

Far off hills are greener, or so the saying goes. But for my money the Slieve Blooms would more than hold their own with any, near or...

Fr Paddy: Outrageous reference to God … far from funny

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland recently expressed shock, over what he says is a “blasphemous” satirical clip broadcast on RTE’s New...

Fr Paddy: Light brighter than any Darkness

2020 has been a tough year. For months on end we have been listening out for the figures: how many new cases today? How...

Fr Paddy: Light at the end of the tunnel

Saint Matthew, tells us that the Lord had said through the prophet that the virgin will be with child and they will call him...

Brian Moss: Daniel O’Donnell calendars, Tom Cruise meltdown and a Christmas message0jhgs

A Daniel Is Not Just for Christmas Did you hear about the thieves who stole a calendar?? They both got six months! Ah the old ones...

Fr Paddy: The Gift of Generosity this Christmas

Christmas 2020 comes after a most challenging year, a year we will never forget. We see light at the end of the tunnel, but...

Brian Moss: Pamela Anderson, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Waterford support

Micheál And Pam Leo had Kyle and now it seems Micheál has Pamela! Even in a year of unpredictability, I didn't bet on seeing the names...

Fr Paddy: The life of faith also teaches us how to wait

There are many ways to wait. We know many people today who are waiting for the arrival of a better world. There are those...

Brian Moss: Twitter, Cheddar, Nurses and some good news at last

Old Fashioned Positive News 2020 has changed the word positive into being, well, a very negative one but as 2020 hurtles to an end (thankfully)...

Fr Paddy – Advent, a time to hope

Current restrictions are about to lift. Whilst we continue to live in this time of pandemic, I’m really looking forward to the resumption of...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Increase your family balance sheet

For those of you who are registered to use the Revenue On-line Service (ROS), the extended Pay and File deadline for on-line tax returns...

Brian Moss: Laois hurling, kindness of school kids and Diego Maradona

Another Fine Mess! Well only one place to start this week really and that's with the now vacant Laois hurling managers position, with the news...

Fr Paddy: Joe Biden … A man of faith

He carries a rosary in his pocket, one that belonged to his dead son, Beau. On Election Day, he went to Mass, as he...

Brian Moss: Queen Dolly, reliving a classic, the PC police and town pride

All Hail Queen Dolly Starting this week in “could 2020 get any weirder" news - it turns out that none other than country music queen...

Mary Therese Lowndes: Senseless mink farming

I was shocked when I heard on the TV news that there is a new strain of the coronavirus in Denmark. This mutation originated in...

Fr Paddy: The Giver is bigger than the Receiver

I love this story from Katharine Hepburn’s childhood; it’s beautiful, in her own words... Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were...

Brian Moss: THAT Interview, Leo’s Leaks, the Cost of Confidence and Stephen Kenny’s Bad...

On Air but Not Aware! Well there is only one story to start with this week and it's with THAT interview. I couldn't help but cringe...

Fr Paddy: When Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

November is a time to remember and pray for family members, colleagues, neighbours and friends who have died since this time last year. Those who...

Brian Moss: In America, Christmas relief, Munnelly back for more and taxi for Ole

Only in America - thankfully Starting this week across the big pond, well you couldn't ignore the US elections even if you wanted to! I was...