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‘This is not Christianity’ – Laois priest hits out at Vatican...

A Laois priest has hit out at a Vatican directive which has banned the blessing of same-sex marriages. The ruling was issued by the Vatican’s...

Fr Paddy: Renewing Faith, Hope and Love – Pope Francis’ message...

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

Fr Paddy: Pope Francis warns of ‘extremist, resentful and aggressive nationalism’

On the anniversary of St Francis of Assisi’s death, Pope Francis celebrates Mass before the Saint’s tomb and signed his Encyclical “Fratelli tutti”. Pope Francis,...

Laois priest hits out at Pope Francis U-turn on ordaining married...

Laois priest Fr Paddy Byrne has hit out over Pope Francis' decision to do a U-turn on previous plans to allow married men in...

Fr Paddy: An ‘Extraordinary Mercy’ – ‘I give you the power...

Pope Francis made a phone call to a leading theologian and priest who was suspended from active ministry in part over his LGBTQ-affirming work,...

Retired Laois Doctor to sing for the Pope for a second...

Portarlington doctor and singer Dr Larry Fullam will lead his choir in singing for Pope Francis. The retired doctor is Conductor of St Michael's Choir...

“I would hope that Pope Francis will make a very bold...

As a guest on LaoisToday's latest Unlaois'd podcast, Father Paddy Byrne spoke about his hopes that Pope Francis would address victims of abuse and...

Fr Paddy: Tough time for so many members of our church...

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

Female Laois bishop calls on Pope to apologise to Irish women

A female bishop from Laois is calling on the Pope to publicly apologise to Irish women for the Church’s “toxic” policies towards them. Ex-communicated Bridget...

Fr Paddy: Pope Francis – a man of his word

This week a new movie is being released in Ireland detailing the life and papacy of Pope Francis. It is certainly timely as soon...

Fr Paddy: The Gift and Challenges of internet according to Pope...

Pope Francis recently remarked that “The Internet is a gift of God, but it is also a great responsibility.” Francis says that ”Communication technology,...

Fr Paddy: ‘See the light of Goodness in all people’

The month of May, brings with it great beauty and certainly uplifts our spirits. As we begin this new month, take time to enjoy...

Fr Paddy: Remove ‘any fear of holiness’

Gaudete et Exultate The third apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis’ pontificate, published recently is a call to holiness—simple and accessible, without being watered down or...

Fr Paddy: ‘We all respond to warmth and welcome’

We are at our best when we feel at home and at ease. This is the great Gift of the Risen Lord, just as...

Fr Paddy: World Meeting of Families….

We can choose our friends but not our family. Truth is most families can be akin to the "Simpsons rather than the Waltons". Family is...

Fr Paddy: Dolores O’Riordan – Iconic musical genius

Catholic musician Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer-songwriter of famed Irish band, The Cranberries, died unexpectedly at the age of 46, while in London for a...

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...

Stradbally man receives medal from Pope Francis for services to the...

A Stradbally man was the recipient of a medal from Pope Francis at a ceremony over the weekend. Kyrle Delaney, who recently turned 80, was...

Fr Paddy: World Meeting of Families

In truth, all our families are much more like the Simpsons than the Waltons!!!!!! Recently Kildare and Leighlin Diocese, launched our initiatives for next year's...

Fr Paddy: President and Pope…… An olive branch

Last week, Donald Trump met Pope Francis, at the Vatican, on the third leg of his first overseas trip as US president, one year...

Wired with Whelan: ‘Baptism barrier’ is an urban myth conjured up...

If I’m a pagan of the good times My lover’s the sunlight To keep the goddess on my side She demands a sacrifice Drain the whole sea Get something...

Fr Paddy: Our church has a future but we need bold...

The Catholic Church in Ireland seems to be in a constant state of crisis. A crisis that often by its own actions has caused great...

Fr Paddy: What we can learn from Pope Francis’s simple lessons

Pope Francis continues to inspire so many by his simple and yet profound catechetical teaching. He speaks with authority by virtue to his radical witness...