Fr. Paddy’s Blog

Charlie Chaplin’s Wisdom
June 21, 2024

In many ways we have become desensitised to the horrors of violence, inequality and human suffering displayed on our screens every day. Politics has become increasingly polarised, not just in...

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Love Your Pets……..
June 14, 2024

The recent prime time documentary in relation to horrendous treatment of horses was deeply disturbing for many people. Animals and pets are very precious and in the story of creation...

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God Embraces Vulnerability
June 6, 2024

Thoughts and continued prayers for all students currently sitting state exams. I find it interesting, regarding people's recurrent dreams, top of the list are exams. Life at times can indeed...

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Church’s First Millennial Saint
May 30, 2024

Carlo Acutis was born May 3, 1991, in London, where his father was working. Just a few months later, he moved with his parents, Andrea Acutis and Antonia Salzano, to...

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Summer…. A Time to Enjoy
May 24, 2024

Time seems to be flying by. The academic year has  almost come to conclusion in secondary schools and for third level students, a long summer commences. Continued thoughts and prayers...

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2024 Exam Time
May 17, 2024

In the last years of his life, the great cellist and conductor Pablo Casals suffered greatly from rheumatoid arthritis and emphysema.  At 90, he was badly stooped, his head thrust...

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Darkness into Light
May 10, 2024

The recent walk celebrating “Darkness into light” has an important message in all our lives. Whilst “Darkness into light” raises significant funding towards those seeking healing regarding mental health, it...

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Mary – Queen of the May
May 2, 2024

The month of May, traditionally is associated with devotion to Mary mother of Jesus. Mary holds such an important role not just in the life of Jesus, but in the...

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Amazing Grace
April 25, 2024

After a long period of grey clouds and heavy rainfall, it was such a joy to welcome blue sky and sunshine. I hope that farmers who desperately sought this blessing,...

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Finding God
April 19, 2024

We have become accustomed to bad news. Images on our screens of immense burden placed on vulnerable people. The horrendous conflict in the middle-East. Recent flooding in many parts of...

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Seeing Jesus in others………
April 12, 2024

It is hard to go through a day without feeling negative towards someone who crosses our path. It could be a flippant remark passed in our direction, that we may...

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Wisdom on Life
April 5, 2024

George Carlin on age 102, offered the following wisdom that is deeply relevant for us all. If you don’t read this to the very end, you have lost a day...

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