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Time To Think
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...
Fr Paddy: Time to think
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...
Fr Paddy Byrne
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Saturday, 17/04/21 - 12:42pm
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...
Saturday, 03/04/21 - 3:40pm
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
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...
Wednesday, 17/02/21 - 11:43am
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
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
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
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...
Saturday, 10/10/20 - 5:15pm
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
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
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
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