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Fr Edmund (Ned) Motherway, RIP, of Ladysbridge – A long and happy life

The follow article was written by Jamie O’Flaherty, a reporter for The Avondhu Press, and published in that newspaper on Jan 11th 2018. The article was written on the occasion of Fr Ned’s 100th birthday. Sadly, Fr Ned died on 20th Dec 2018. We reproduce the article below which provides some details of his background […]

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Tips for Lent from Isaiah – Fr John McCarthy

In a recent Sunday Gospel Jesus tells us: ’You are the light of the world.’ The first reading from the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament on that Sunday also tells us of seven ways in which we can be a light to others. There are seven practical things all of us can do – […]

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The Healing Power of Confession – by Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, C.C. Macroom

Forgiveness is at the heart of the teaching and ministry of Our Divine Saviour, yet, as the song goes, ‘sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ Why is it that many people have such great difficulty going to confession when the TV and radio chat shows endlessly indulge audiences with the often less-than-edifying lives of […]

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