Jack Charlton … ‘Put ʼem under pressure’

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think The late Jack Charlton JACK Charlton’s recent death left many deeply saddened. An iconic personality, who won the hearts of the Irish people, he made people believe in themselves. His cap. His fishing. His...

Read More

Direct provision – a failed system

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think!  Fr Paddy ByrneTHIS pandemic is far from over, while, hopefully, it remains contained on our island, here in Laois we face a second week of restrictions, which, I believe, are necessary in our collective...

Read More

John Hume: an instrument of peace

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think JOHN Hume put his devotion to what was right above what was best for...

Sunday, 09/08/20 - 12:34pm Read More

Fr Paddy: Time to think

If you’re depressed, talk to someone Rugby pundit and businessman Brent Pope, recently spoke candidly with RTÉ’s Brendan O’Connor about...

Monday, 03/08/20 - 9:52am Read More

Most of all it’s the little things that matter

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think ROBBIE Burns writes well on the little things. When he was ploughing, he disturbed...

Tuesday, 21/07/20 - 11:25am Read More

Suicide: a pandemic that continues to devastate

In in this week’s column:  Time to think, Fr Paddy Byrne talks about the devastating effects of suicide. Here is...

Sunday, 12/07/20 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think!

Communities reunite as churches reopen for Mass Fr Paddy Byrne THE global pandemic has had a shattering effect on humanity....

Tuesday, 30/06/20 - 12:18pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Be positive and make your dreams come true Fr Paddy Byrne OUR world screams out for poetry, even if it...

Sunday, 21/06/20 - 12:50pm Read More

Fr Paddy: Time to think

God’s greatest gift: the Eucharist IN 1263, a German priest, Fr Peter of Prague, made a pilgrimage to Rome. He...

Tuesday, 16/06/20 - 10:26am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Black lives matter … all lives matter The late George Floyd IN cities throughout the USA we are now seeing...

Monday, 08/06/20 - 9:41am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

The spirit of God, loving and free Fr Paddy Byrne THESE days, all of us are confronted with situations which...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 3:31pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Christ’s ascension gives hope to us all Fr Paddy ByrneLAST Sunday, we celebrated the solemnity of the ascension of the...

Saturday, 23/05/20 - 1:21pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

After darkness, there always comes light Fr Paddy Byrne DESPITE the confinement and lockdown, not to mention the coroanvirus, we...

Tuesday, 19/05/20 - 10:46am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Holding on to faith, hope and love LIVING through this pandemic and coping with isolation while managing our mental health...

Sunday, 10/05/20 - 11:45am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

There is always a reason to hope CHURCHES are usually very active at this time of year with First Holy...

Sunday, 03/05/20 - 3:00pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Thursday, 23/04/20 - 5:00pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

WHO says that Christ is not risen this year? When, in fact, he is dressed in a blue gown in...

Thursday, 16/04/20 - 12:00pm Read More

An Easter that was so very different

ON Ash Wednesday we were reminded of our frailty when we received ash on our foreheads. And we were advised...

Friday, 10/04/20 - 3:02pm Read More

Lockdown

Lockdown Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there...

Monday, 06/04/20 - 2:26pm Read More

The pope’s ten steps for a happy life

HERE are Francis’s ten steps for a happy, healthy life. These reflective suggestions point us in a most positive pathway....

Friday, 24/04/15 - 11:13am Read More