Fr. Paddy’s Blog

Guardian Angels
September 30, 2022

Steve Montgomery was headed home from a painting job when something crazy happened. As he drove down the interstate, he noticed what looked like a pipe rolling around in the...

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Time for Ordination of Women Deacons
September 22, 2022

The recent National Synthesis document, followed extensive consultation with thousands of Irish Catholics across the island since last October and culminating in reports published last June from each of the...

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Queen Elizabeth – An Iconic Christian
September 16, 2022

These are historic times. The death of Queen Elizabeth 11, has brought with it a huge outpouring of grief and sympathy, for a life that has “fought the good fight,...

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Living in the present moment….
September 9, 2022

One day a man walked past a camp of elephants. Looking closer, he was surprised to see that these mighty animals weren’t held in cages or kept in chains. The...

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Life… Our Greatest Teacher
September 1, 2022

It's hard to believe that it's back to school time again. This has been a wonderful summer and I do hope that all school communities feel a sense of being...

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Together we are stronger
August 25, 2022

There has been much discussion and commentary, regarding the publication of the synthesis of feedback from our national Synod. The synod is a process, initiated by Pope Francis, in an...

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Brother Kevin…. A Living Saint
August 19, 2022

A small number of public figures are instantly recognisable by their first name. One of them is Brother Kevin, the founder of the Capuchin Centre in Dublin’s Bow Street who...

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God Is With Us
August 12, 2022

A minister passing through his church in the middle of the day decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray. Just then the back door...

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The Power of Prayer
August 4, 2022

The following is a profound and yet very real story, told in relation to our human need in times of crisis as we turn to prayer. So often we can...

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Harvest Thanksgiving
July 28, 2022

Time seems to be moving extremely quickly. It's hard to believe that August has arrived. This is a wonderful time of year when harvest begins to be gathered, a time...

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Stay Positive and Never Give Up
July 20, 2022

The following stories awaken a sense of hope and encouragement for us all. Well worth reflecting upon…. The Frog Race There was once a bunch of tiny frogs, who arranged...

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A Guide To Prayer
July 14, 2022

In the secular world, mindfulness is much  embraced and practiced. Personally, I find it  difficult to differentiate between practicing mindfulness and prayer. Prayer and meditation similarly are extremely nourishing and...

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