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Cohen @ 80 and courage …

I sat at Mass in Kilmovee this morning and listened to Seán Moran read the First Reading from Isaiah.  The opening line is so direct:...

On this day …

Thirty-three years ago today I went to Maynooth (September 13th, 1981).  It seems so long ago now and so much has changed.  I remember leaving...

When in Rome ….

The old saying goes: “do as the Romans do”!  I’m not so sure I’m doing that but I am in Rome.  I came here for...

Are you a priest ….

and then a slight hesitation – “…. a Catholic Priest?”  I wasn’t in New York, London or any other foreign city.  I was in Ballaghaderreen....

Too little has changed

FRIDAY AUGUST 29th Earlier today, as I celebrated Mass on the Feast of the Beheading of St John The Baptist, I could not help but...

People, places and prayers

Once again I’ve had the chance to spend a bit of time at St Agnes’ Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York.  It’s hard to believe...