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Fr Paddy: Helpful tips to overcome Blue Monday

After the buzz and good cheer of the festive season, January can feel like one long and exhausting slog. Researchers have dubbed January 21st as...

Fr Paddy: Christmas … A Time to Ponder

Some years ago, a few weeks before Christmas, I observed a flustered young mother who had been dragged into the toy section of a...

Wired with Whelan: Portlaoise had an Arts Festival before Galway or Kilkenny – and...

This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan’s new book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It is available to buy in...

Fr Paddy: The story of Silent Night as this year marks 200th anniversary of...

Christmas carols remind us that Jesus is very much the reason for the Season. In a secular culture, these wonderful traditional hymns seems to be...

Fr Paddy: Christmas – A Time to Hope

The Advent Season is a time to get ready for the approaching feast of Christmas. Liturgically this is a time when we prepare for...

Fr Paddy: Direct provision centres have no place God’s Kingdom

On this, the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year, the Feast of Christ the King, The Gospel reading was about the Last Judgement. It...

Fr Paddy: Dealing with stress in our lives

A motivational speaker walked confidently around the room holding a glass of water while leading a seminar on stress management. Everyone guessed she was going...

Fr Paddy: How to handle adversity

How do you handle adversity? What are you thinking when the sun goes down on those cold, windy nights, when you're trying to get...

Fr Paddy: Generosity is contagious and beneficial

Generosity is a wonderful gift. To have a big heart is a blessing, that is to be open and compassionate in love to the...

Fr Paddy: November… A time to remember

It's the time of year when the shadows lengthen, evenings fall quickly and our busy lives slow down, all of which is this is...

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Fr Paddy: Letting go of things that aren’t good for us

Anything that you have to control, controls you. There are many variations to this story, but it’s quite instructive. In South America, Africa and Asia, the...

Fr Paddy: Oscar Romero – How the good will always prevail

This week Oscar Romero will become Saint. A life that gave tremendous witness to the poor and vulnerable people from South America. Archbishop Romero was assassinated...

Fr Paddy: How the Franciscan movement was born

Recently, the feast of Francis of Assisi was celebrated on Thursday, October 4. Francis the radical reformer of the 13th century, although in our...

Fr Paddy: How best can we celebrate Sacraments?

Current debate and reflection regarding school patronage is both necessary and relevant. Recent Census statistics however regarding the vast majority of citizens subscribing to...

Fr Paddy: The misery of need

Intolerance and harsh judgments always create a sense of division, separation and exclusiveness. Those who cannot conform to the confines of acceptability often find...

Fr Paddy: Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure, their strong foundation

His hands were age-spot-ridden and weathered by time, and they seemed enormous in comparison to the one-week-old puppy he scooped up from the litter. “Here...

Fr Paddy: Life is a gift – Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it and...

Next weekend here in Portlaoise we celebrate our Harvest Thanksgiving. An occasion of gratitude and pryer that will happen in many places of worship...
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Fr Paddy: Reflection on Papal visit

Now that the visit of Pope Francis has concluded, it is good to pause and reflect. Anyone who gave the visit even a small amount...
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Fr Paddy: Tough time for so many members of our church as Pope Francis...

This is an historic week here in Ireland as we welcome Pope Francis. His visit is an important one. The papal mass on the...

Mark Doheny: 18 things nobody tells you about the Leaving Cert and starting college

With the Leaving Cert results due out this morning, our man Mark Doheny has some useful life advice to give the young students of...

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