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Fr Paddy: Stay positive and never give up

The following stories awaken a sense of hope and encouragement for us all. Well worth reflecting upon…. The Frog Race There was once a bunch of...

Fr Paddy: A guide to prayer

In the secular world, mindfulness is much embraced and practiced. Personally, I find it difficult to differentiate between practicing mindfulness and prayer. Prayer and meditation...

Fr Paddy: An eight-year old’s explanation of God

A second class student in primary school recently wrote the following wisdom … One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to...

Fr Paddy: Summer … A time to rest

Despite all the bad news, regarding huge queues and cancellation of scheduled air flights, it is still wonderful that Dublin International Airport, enjoys a...

Fr Paddy: Synodality … Listening and Learning

Recently, the chiming of a bell at the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise, was significant. Laity, religious, priests and bishops, all participated at a daylong...

Fr Paddy: 18 Things to remember during our summer rest

The month of June, is a wonderful time of year. Long bright days that awaken within us all a sense of peace and calm. Traditionally...

Fr Paddy: Saint Charles de Foucauld – an inspirational Christian

The following is a biography of the wonderful life, of an inspirational Christian, recently canonised by Pope Francis. For all of us it is...

Fr Paddy: Meandering our way through unprecedented times

Security is an important reality we all desire, even though most of us spend most of our lives doing just that. We long for...

Fr Paddy: Easter – A time to hope

Easter is a time of hope and new life, an opportunity to begin again in a new way. The Angel said to the wounded followers...

Fr Paddy: Martin Luther King’s Letter to White Church Leaders

In 1960, Martin Luther King was imprisoned after leading a civil rights march. His dream seemed a long way off. Criticised by white church leaders,...

Fr Paddy: The importance of slowing down

Most of us live rushed lives, dashing from one thing to another. One consequence is that we live on the surface of life, skimming...

Fr Paddy: A springtime of hope

There was a great sense of relief and unburdening, when An Taoiseach Micheal Martin, announced the ending of most of the restrictions, regarding COVID-19. We...

Fr Paddy: Five spiritual tips for new year 2022

The best resolutions are elastic, they cannot be broken with a single act. If you swear never to touch red meat, one burger ruins the...

Fr Paddy: Happy New Year

A new year is here! This means new beginnings, new journeys, and new resolutions. The New Year is often seen as an opportunity to improve...

Fr Paddy: ‘O Holy Night’ continues to inspire hope and comfort

The gun should never have been left lying around in the first place. Making the carelessness even worse was that it was loaded. With two...

Fr Paddy: Climate change and COP26

The two young ladies were noisy. Vinisha Umashankar and Greta Thunberg. Vinisha said: “We’ll build the future, even if you are stuck in the past....

Fr Paddy: Ten tips for keeping balance and Minding our mental...

Recent research shows that levels of mental illness, anxiety, and depression are at an all-time high, especially among younger people. I recently came across these...

Fr Paddy: Harvest … A time to give thanks

Time seems to be flying by. It’s hard to believe that August has arrived so quickly!! I pray that this wonderful Season of hope,...

Fr Paddy: Gathering around the table

I was really disappointed for so many children and families who again were prohibited from celebrating baptisms, communions and confirmations. Our churches continue to be...

Fr Paddy: Don’t judge people before you know them

Pope Francis often refers to the “Poison of Gossip”. Passing on bad news is negative and toxic. The more at peace we are within ourselves,...

Fr Paddy: How the story of The Elephant Man helps us...

The movie The Elephant Man tells the true story of John Merrick. Merrick was born in the slums of England in 1862, and almost...

Fr Paddy: What is peace of mind? Seven tips to help...

Peace of mind is a feeling of being safe or protected - it is the absence of worry. It’s achieving a calm state of mind...

Fr Paddy: Last will and testament

The celebration of the Ascension of our Lord into Heaven is an important feast. It brings with it both promise and hope. These days...

Fr Paddy: Things are getting better – a much brighter tomorrow...

Mary Robinson has joined more than 150 former heads of state and Nobel laureates in signing an open letter to US president Joe Biden...

Fr Paddy: Blessed Carlo Acutis – Patron of the Internet

I am greatly inspired by the life of young Cathal Clooney Abbeyleix. His recent death has left an enormous void to his wonderful family. Cathal...

Fr Paddy: ‘Live simply, share generously’ – the impact of Fr...

Tommy Tiernan has inched ahead of Ryan Tubridy in the battle for RTÉ’s weekend viewers after his most recent show clocked up 12,000 more...

Fr Paddy: Easter is a way of life

“He is not here, he is risen”, is the signal message which the women receive as they make their way to anoint the dead...

Fr Paddy: St Patrick … An icon of hope

Will we ever forget last St Patrick’s day? Lockdown had just began, we faced a very uncertain future. Most of us felt frightened and anxious....

Special Schools return in Laois a success ahead of larger reopening...

Students and staff of a Laois Special School are delighted to be back in their normal routine of going to school. So says Fr Paddy...

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...