Fr Paddy Byrne: As a Church, together we are stronger

            THERE has been much discussion and commentary regarding feedback from our national synod. The...

Fr Paddy Byrne: Community activist Brother Kevin … a living saint

      A SMALL number of public figures are instantly recognisable by their first name. One of them is...

Fr Paddy Byrne: God is with us every minute of every day

      A MINISTER passing through his church in the middle of the day decided to pause by the...

Sunday, 14/08/22 - 8:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Harvest time reminds us of God’s bounty

          TIME seems to be moving extremely quickly. It’s hard to believe that August has arrived....

Monday, 01/08/22 - 11:11am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Stay positive and never give up

      THE following contributions awaken a sense of hope and encouragement for us all and are well worth...

Sunday, 24/07/22 - 8:01am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne – Summer: a time to rest our bodies and mind

            THE month of June is a wonderful time of year … long, bright days...

Sunday, 12/06/22 - 8:07am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Anything that you have to control, controls you

          THERE are many variations to this story, but it’s quite instructive. In South America, Africa...

Sunday, 29/05/22 - 9:00am Read More

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...

Sunday, 08/05/22 - 9:00am Read More

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...

Sunday, 17/04/22 - 10:25am Read More

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

Got a phobia? … say a little prayer

Sunday, 07/11/21 - 10:49am Read More