Easter – a time for all mankind to hope ..

  IT HAS been a tough year since last Easter, and many people, Christians and others, have found ways of making the best of a bad job by helping one another in ways that we haven’t been used to. We’ve...

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Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

    We need one another now more than ever CAROLE King’s fabulous song ***Tapestry*** begins with these words: ‘My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view, a wondrous woven...

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Fr Paddy Byrne: 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...

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Fr Paddy Byrne has had ‘Time to think’ about RTE’s New Year’s offensive sketch

  THE head of the Catholic Church in Ireland recently expressed shock over what he says is a “blasphemous” satirical...

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Joe Biden … a man of faith

    HE carries a rosary in his pocket, one that belonged to his late son Beau. On election day...

Sunday, 29/11/20 - 12:30pm Read More

FR PADDY BYRNE: TIME TO THINK

Ten spiritual tips for winter lockdown Fr Paddy Byrne 1) LIFE IS MESSY The lived experience of life is what...

Thursday, 05/11/20 - 10:44am Read More

Pope Francis: ‘market capitalism has failed’

Fr Paddy Byrne Pope Francis: ‘market capitalism has failed’ ON the anniversary of St Francis of Assisi’s death, Pope Francis...

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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...

Wednesday, 26/08/20 - 12:22pm 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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