Paralympians are an inspiration to us all

    THERE was once a bunch of tiny frogs, who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer...

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TIme to think: The giver is bigger than the receiver

      I LOVE this story from Katharine Hepburn’s childhood; it’s beautiful, in her own words: “Once, when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus. Finally, there was...

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Fr Paddy Byrne: Harvest … a time to give thanks

      TIME seems to be flying by. It’s hard to believe that August has arrived so quickly! I...

Sunday, 01/08/21 - 8:53am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Grandparents truly are a real blessing

      THIS week, we are invited to reflect on the role of grandparents in a special way. Family...

Sunday, 25/07/21 - 5:00pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think – Gathering around the table …

  I WAS really disappointed for so many children and families, who again were prohibited from celebrating Baptisms, Communions and...

Saturday, 10/07/21 - 10:45am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Don’t judge others before you know them

        POPE Francis often refers to the ‘poison of gossip’. Passing on bad news is negative and...

Saturday, 03/07/21 - 6:53pm Read More

Fr paddy Byrne: Time to think

  AS we move through the month of May, thousands of students are preparing for exams. Young people have been...

Tuesday, 25/05/21 - 1:24pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: A much brighter tomorrow

MARY Robinson has joined more than 150 former heads of state and Nobel laureates in signing an open letter to...

Sunday, 02/05/21 - 4:28pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

      I AM greatly inspired by the life of young Cathal Clooney from Abbeyleix. His recent death has...

Sunday, 25/04/21 - 12:41pm Read More

Live simply, share generously’ – Fr Peter McVerry

    TOMMY Tiernan has inched ahead of Ryan Tubridy in the battle for RTÉ’s weekend viewers after one of...

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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...

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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...

Saturday, 13/03/21 - 12:48pm Read More

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...

Sunday, 10/01/21 - 12:59pm Read More

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...

Monday, 17/08/20 - 1:12pm 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...

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