Fr. Joe’s Rumblings (Page 13)

Fr. Joe’s writings and rumblings.

Bart’s Letter 16.04.2017

my dear Ruth it is so hard to find words for this the two greatest extremes in my life the cruellest and most crushing of disappointments and within a few days a boundless joy that really defies words these few years have been exciting, frightening and beautiful and so much more long periods away from…

APPLAUSE 09.04.2017

‘When I get an encore I go home feeling like a king..!’ Christy Moore We all love to be loved! It’s natural, it’s part of the way we are made. It’s good when this happens in a wholesome way. It’s always better when praise or applause comes our way without us going out of our way to…

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 26.03.2017

Do you have a friend that you can really talk to? Is there someone you would sit up chatting with real late at night? Is there someone with whom you could sit in the coffee shop, but you could not drink another coffee and actually Starbucks are thinking of charging you rent, such is the flow of conversation?…

LENT OR WEIGHT WATCHERS? 05.03.2017

At the time of writing, a few days before Ash Wednesday, it has been reported that a parish in the West of Ireland will be offering ‘drive-thru Ashes!!’ I see the funny side to this and I can understand it’s appeal. It comes as no surprise that it has been described as ‘cool’ and ‘moving with the times’.…

UNHOLY SMUDGE! 26.02.2017

Next Wednesday, March 1st, is Ash Wednesday. All over Dublin, indeed all over the world droves of people will turn out to get their ashes. I do not know how true it is but apparently a number of years ago a famous politician was known for topping up his own ashes during the course of the day,…

THE LOVE ISSUE!! 12.02.2017

‘And some say love is holding on and some say letting go Some say love is everything and some say they don’t know’ Perhaps Love, John Denver/ Placido Domingo One can only imagine the amount of songs that have been written about love. This is not to mention all the love poetry and songs. Whilst he…