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“What do you like about being a priest, Father?”

Sometimes — most often at weddings — people ask me what do I like most about being a priest. This puts me in a predicament: because I think they might expect me to say that the nicest part is being at so many weddings! And I do enjoy weddings but when my heart and spirit […]

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Ten digital years on!

Amazing how time flies. Amazing how digital time flies, too. By this I mean that I noticed today that I have digital images on my computer that I took this time 10 years ago and here was I thinking I didn’t have a digital camera that long! So I browsed my November 2003 folder and […]

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Our Daily Bread

The word ‘heritage’ has a warm glow around it. It speaks of placing an important value on some elements of our past. Of course, we are all products of our past and of our shared history with others. Each of us holds some moments, items, images and memories special. They help us cope with the […]

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Wonders lay at our feet

We are in a time of great unease and, perhaps, even disease – and they are related. Leaders who are called on to lead say it’s difficult because we are in “uncharted waters”. But isn’t every new day, in every age, an uncharted beginning? I was wandering through Ahiohill church yard last week in a […]

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The 1970s accordion class photo brings back good memories

The photo of the accordion class taken outside Drimoleague Church in the early 1970s confirms that those of us who are in it are definitely part of history now! The photo was taken less than 30 years after the Second World War and we always thought that that was back in history! But it’s now […]

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All Saints Church: reflections on the heart of the place

Walking through the parish church amid scaffold and plastic sheeting is a strange experience. I rambled through Drimoleague’s parish church of All Saints recently when I called to see how the refurbishment work was progressing. The church that I prayed in most days on my way home from the nearby school and where my family […]

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We walk in graveyards with prayerful hope

These are days for meandering with hope. Individuals, families and communities make time in these November days to visit the resting places of the earthly remains of deceased family members, neighbours and friends. The scriptures tell us that “it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead”. Of course, these steps are […]

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The un-assuming Little Sisters

Religious sisters (a.k.a. nuns) have received a lot of negative attention in recent years. While some of it is justified in the case of some individuals, the wide brush of public opinion has also done a lot of injustice to many fine women who have generously served the Lord and his people during their lives. […]

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