Fr Paddy Byrne: Silence is often the best form of prayer

  IT’S good to think of prayer, not just as saying prayers or speaking to God but as listening to God; not just as words but as silence; not just the head but the heart; not just what we do...

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Fr Paddy Byrne: There is no recession in the Lord’s love

          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 of Jesus: “Why look among the living for the dead?”...

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Fr Paddy Byrne: Make time to share a meal this Easter

    THIS is Holy Week, a sacred time when, through ritual and symbolism, we remember and give thanks for...

Sunday, 10/04/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think. The danger of keeping silent

            THE number of priests and members of religious orders in Ireland has dropped by...

Sunday, 03/04/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: The Little Flower … a powerful saint

      ST THÉRÈSE of Lisieux (1873-1897) was a French Catholic who became a Carmelite nun at an early...

Sunday, 20/03/22 - 11:20am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: King’s famous letter encapsulated God’s dream

    IN 1960, Martin Luther King was imprisoned after leading a civil rights march. His dream seemed a long...

Sunday, 06/03/22 - 2:53pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Make the most of this Lenten season

          SAINT Basil, known as The Great, was a fourth-century bishop of the Eastern Church who...

Sunday, 27/02/22 - 9:30am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: It’s better to do something, than nothing at all

            IN the Bible, the Virgin Mary was named Stella Maris, which means star of...

Sunday, 20/02/22 - 10:01am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Slow down, you’re going too fast

  MOST of us live rushed lives, dashing from one thing to another. One consequence is that we live on...

Sunday, 13/02/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Change must come in the wake of Ashling’s death

    THE recent tragic death of Ashling Murphy has left a deep sense of vulnerability and pain in the...

Sunday, 23/01/22 - 9:54am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Seismic changes needed in the priesthood

      In the past three years in Ireland, 20% of clergy have died. The average age of diocesan...

Sunday, 16/01/22 - 10:09am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: We must do more to combat climate change

        THE two young ladies were noisy … Vinisha Umashankar and Greta Thunberg. Vinisha said: “We’ll build...

Sunday, 14/11/21 - 10:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: November – a time to remember

      HALLOWEEN did not come from Hollywood; rather, its origins are strongly connected to ancient Celtic roots. In...

Monday, 01/11/21 - 11:32am Read More

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...

Sunday, 12/09/21 - 9:05am Read More

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...

Sunday, 08/08/21 - 5:40pm Read More

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