08Jan Once upon a time…Christmas decorations remained up until Candlemas Eve, or 1 February!

Pádraig McCarthy notes that many towns are proposing to keep Christmas lights up until the beginning of February, to bring light to the darkness in lockdown.

Westport has been doing it for the past nine years! Elphin and other towns Read the rest

08Jan January 8. Friday after Epiphany

Many today would want to personally experience this miracle of sharing, when times are tough. Perhaps it can be achieved still, if the generous spirit of Jesus gets into our hearts, and into our governance, the sharing spirit that Pope Francis is calling for. The miracle of the loaves and fishes is a colourful background to the principle so well expressed in today’s epistle, “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God.”