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  • Gay group marching in St. Patrick’s Parade promotes acceptance of gay lifestyle

    09/24/2014 9:23:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A homosexual organization given permission to march in New York’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade is not merely a “gay identity” group but actively promotes the homosexual political and social agenda, despite assurances to the contrary by parade organizers and the parade’s next “Grand Marshal,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, LifeSiteNews.com has learned. The organization, “OUT@NBCUniversal” has been billed as a group merely representing NBCUniversal employees with homosexual tendencies. However, its Facebook and Twitter feeds indicate that the group is actively involved in movements and events that legitimize the homosexual lifestyle, including: “celebrating” Harvey Milk, a famously homosexual politician who biographers say enjoyed...
  • "Conservative" Catholics "Turning" on Cardinal Dolan? (Catholic Caucus)

    09/07/2014 2:52:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    throwthebumsoutin2010 ^ | September 7, 2014
    A fun article in the Washington Post. It always amazes me that there are people 'out there' who want to believe "conservative" is the proper term for loving God so intimately you always strive never be unfaithful to Him. I often wonder if they think cheating on their spouse is just 'liberal'. In any event, it would seem Bill Donohue's credibility has finally imploded. The poor man's ministry has been suffering from the effects of needing the seat at the Bishop's swanky events for quite some time. He had to keep lowering the bar to defend the indefensible. Watching him...
  • Catholic League’s Bill Donohue calls for boycott of Guinness over St. Patrick’s Parade flap

    03/20/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com | Wed Mar 19, 2014 18:05 EST | by Colin Kerr
    NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The largest American Catholic civil rights organization is taking on the largest brewer of stout beer in the world. The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue has called for a boycott of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because organizers barred homosexual activists from marching. Guinness is owned by British liquor giant Diageo.
  • Raining on their parade: Fight over rights of gays to march openly on St. Patrick's Day dampens mood

    03/17/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Caitlin Nolan AND Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Protestors chanting pro-gay slogans and advocating for equal rights could be heard along Fifth Ave. as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade proceeded through Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other politicians skipped attending the festivity after organizers said gay groups were not allowed to carry gay-friendly signs or openly identify as LGBT. That caused beer brands Guinness and Heineken to drop their sponsorship of the event. Not all Irish eyes were smiling Monday as the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off in midtown Manhattan amid a protest over participants carrying pro-gay signs. Half a city block was...
  • In honor of St. Patrick's Day, lets remember captives and slaves

    03/17/2014 12:06:49 PM PDT · by eccentric · 4 replies
    vanity ^ | March 17, 2014 | Linda Martinez
    . In honor of St. Patrick's Day, lets remember captives and slaves whose sacrifice made ours lives so much better. Many don't know that Patrick was NOT Irish. He was born in Scotland and captured by the Irish when he was a teenager. Then he spread Christianity to the Irish. In the Bible, Joseph's brother's sold him into slavery. When he was later able to save his family, he told them, "What you meant for evil, God meant for Good." Thousands of years later, Squanto was captived by Europeans and taken away. Years later, after learning English, he made his...
  • St Patrick's Confession (The Words of the Real Patrick)

    03/17/2014 4:16:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    St. Patrick's Confession I, Patrick, a sinner, a most simple countryman, the least of all the faithful and most contemptible to many, had for father the deacon Calpurnius, son of the late Potitus, a presbyter, of the settlement of Bannaven Taburniae; he had a small villa nearby where I was taken captive. I was at that time about sixteen years of age. I did not, indeed, know the true God; and I was taken into captivity in Ireland with many thousands of people, according to our deserts, for quite drawn away from God, we did not keep his precepts, nor...
  • ‘Diversity float’ will be part of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/16/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3-16-14 | Andrew Ryan
    The dank South Boston warehouse held a chill last weekend when the flatbed arrived, a 20-foot-long landscaping trailer with a wood plank floor stained by dirt. Around the flatbed gathered almost a dozen people — predominantly men from the surrounding blocks — wearing winter coats and work gloves. The job ahead was daunting: transforming the flatbed into a parade float with seven faux cannons. From each cannon would flow a different color of the rainbow — fabric draped over plastic piping — landing in a pot of gold. Randy Foster and Steve Martin had done this before. They built a...
  • In Remembrance of a True Hero of the Faith--- St. Patrick: The Greatest Missionary Since St. Paul

    03/16/2014 6:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/16/2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    We live in a time of the anti-hero. Too often, the good guys are the bad guys and vice versa. Celebrities are often held up as heroes, until we learn too much about them. But to see a true hero, look at the real St. Patrick, who has a day dedicated in his honor. Unfortunately, many people only observe his holiday, March 17, by drinking themselves silly, which is totally contrary to the spirit of the man who Christianized Ireland. In fact, Patrick shows what God can do through someone who is committed fully to Him. Thomas Cahill, author of...
  • Cathedral service marks millennium of Brian Boru’s death

    03/08/2014 10:37:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Newsletter UK ^ | March 8, 2014 | unattributed
    The death of Ireland’s High King during the famous bloody battle of Clontarf almost exactly 1,000 years ago will be remembered with a special service in his burial county of Armagh next month. Brian Boru (Bóraime) may have been born in County Clare but, as the well-known theme song ‘The Boys from the County Armagh’ notes, his ashes lie in the city, at the Church of Ireland Cathedral. The legendary leader had requested to be buried in Armagh, possibly due to its religious links to St Patrick, and it is said he was brought to the city by the clergy...
  • [Good News]New York City mayor to protest St. Patty’s Day march

    02/05/2014 7:22:32 AM PST · by topher · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 5, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is going against the grain yet again. The newly elected mayor says that he will not take part in this year’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade because organizers won’t allow participants to carry gay pride signs, CBS New York reports.
  • St. Patrick's Bad Analogies

    03/17/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    Clever work from the folks over at Lutheran Satire. Despite its title, it's not anti-Saint Patrick. Watch till the end.
  • St Patrick kicked out of school

    03/16/2012 7:20:09 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 19 replies
    http://www.ellenmakkai.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    Kids at Soule Road School in Wilbraham, MA ate green veggies and wore green today but, begorra, under no circumstances were they celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Instead, it was “Happy O’Green Day.” “Inclusive and diverse,” and to “ease any discomfort that may go along with celebrating St. Patrick’s Day” was the (non) reasoning behind the name change, according to principal Lisa Curtain. “Not so,” says the more diplomatic school superintendent, M. Michael O’Shea who undoubtedly has his share of Irish ancestry.
  • St. Patrick kicked out of school

    03/16/2012 5:34:59 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 9 replies · 3+ views
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 16, 2012 | EllenMakkai
    Kids at Soule Road School in Wilbraham, MA ate green veggies and wore green today but, begorra, under no circumstances were they celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Instead, it was “Happy O’Green Day.” “Inclusive and diverse,” and to “ease any discomfort that may go along with celebrating St. Patrick’s Day” was the (non) reasoning behind the name change, according to principal Lisa Curtain. “Not so,” says the more diplomatic school superintendent, M. Michael O’Shea who undoubtedly has his share of Irish ancestry. “Soule Road has not changed the name of St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is on the Soule Road...
  • St. Patrick: One of the Greatest Missionaries Who Ever Lived

    03/18/2011 10:33:12 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 38 replies
    Resurgence ^ | 03/17/2011 | Mark Driscoll
    My family name was originally O’Driscoll until it was changed a few generations ago by relatives hoping to more fully assimilate into American culture after immigrating from Ireland. Though I was raised Irish Catholic, I knew virtually nothing about Saint Patrick other than the green beer, parades, shamrocks, leprechauns, and drunken Red Sox fans that celebrated in his honor every March 17th. Technically, Saint Patrick is not even a saint, as he was never canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Additionally, Patrick was not even Irish. Rather, he was a Roman-Britain who spoke Latin and a bit of Welsh. Patrick...
  • St. Patrick was a Baptist

    03/17/2010 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Blogger · 133 replies · 1,494+ views
    http://www.reformedreader.org/history/patrick.htm ^ | 1952 | Rev. John Summerfield Wimbish, D.D.
    The source for this record is a 1952 tract, published by the Calvary Radio Ministry, New York City, New York. It was part of the library of the late Elder Jarrel E. Huffman, pastor of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Duncan, Oklahoma from 1978 until 1997. Every attempt has been made to preserve the style and structure of the original tract, although some formatting concessions were made to facilitate this medium. ~ August, 1997 A word about the message: The sermon, "St. Patrick was a Baptist," was delivered to a thronged congregation at the Calvary Baptist Church of New York...
  • Apostle to the Irish (Who is the REAL St. Patrick ?)

    03/17/2010 12:58:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies · 912+ views
    Christian Post ^ | March 17 | Charles Colson
    If you ask people who Saint Patrick was, you're likely to hear that he was an Irishman who chased the snakes out of Ireland. It may surprise you to learn that the real Saint Patrick was not actually Irish—yet his robust faith changed the Emerald Isle forever. Patrick was born in Roman Britain to a middle-class family in about A.D. 390. When Patrick was a teenager, marauding Irish raiders attacked his home. Patrick was captured, taken to Ireland, and sold to an Irish king, who put him to work as a shepherd. In his excellent book, How the Irish Saved...
  • Patrick: Deliverer of the Emerald Isle

    03/15/2010 3:08:03 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 7 replies · 448+ views
    MSMB ^ | March 15, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    What comes to mind when you see or hear about the Holiday known as St. Patrick’s Day? Let me guess; Leprechauns, green clothing, four leaf clovers (Shamrocks), corned beef and cabbage, cheap beer at the bar, Irish (celtic) music, and (for me anyway) Mc Donalds’ delicious, minty Shamrock shakes. But have you ever wondered about the actual history about the man whom the holiday is dedicated to honor? The man behind all of the “green” is far more intriguing, and in this article, we will look at a man who by divine direction transformed the nation of Ireland. Patrick was...
  • ~*~*~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~*~*~

    03/12/2010 4:22:46 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 58 replies · 2,857+ views
    Fáilte O’BamaIt’s President Barack Obama! And a green toilet plunger! On Saint Patrick’s Day! Obama, a Tea Partier, and an Irishman, are out walking along the beach together one day. They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it. "I will give you each one wish, that's three wishes in total", says the Genie. The Irishman says, "I am a fisherman, my Dad's a fisherman, his Dad was a fisherman and my son will be one too. I want all the oceans full of fish for all eternity." So, with a blink of the Genie's eye...
  • St Patrick’s Purgatory has increase in pilgrims as economy collapses

    07/31/2009 2:35:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 342+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | July 28, 2009 | David Sharrock
    With bare feet, they shuffle around the island muttering prayers; pain and suffering writ on their faces and a rainstorm breaking over them. An ancient pilgrimage set in what medieval Christians called “the ends of the world” is undergoing a revival in Ireland as economic woes prompt a spiritual reawakening. St Patrick’s Purgatory, on Station Island, a rocky islet in the midst of Lough Derg, was once Christendom’s premier pilgrimage. Its renown was based on the belief that it was a gateway to the next world and a place where penance could be matched to any sin. Now that the...
  • Archbishop seeks basilica status for Little Italy's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

    06/08/2009 1:30:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 505+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/8/2009 | Lore Croghan
    The city's new archbishop gave the city's oldest Catholic cathedral a surprise gift for its 200th birthday. Archbishop Timothy Dolan will ask the Pope to bestow the title of basilica on Little Italy's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, which began its bicentennial celebration on Sunday. The venerable Mott St. church would be the first in the Archdiocese of New York to get the prestigious designation, given only to churches of the highest historic and spiritual significance. "I just think it deserves it," said Dolan, who made the surprise announcement from the altar while celebrating a bicentennial Mass yesterday. "I'm so proud...
  • St. Patrick for Adults

    03/17/2009 3:47:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,008+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 17, 2009 | James M. Thunder
    A friend sent me a flyer his employer had sent employees. Included in it was a description of "St. Patrick's Day" intended for a diverse and, apparently an under-10, audience. "He is the patron saint of Ireland -- he became a priest and taught the Irish about God -- we parade and dance and sing -- we decorate with shamrocks and green -- there's a legend about snakes." What could be written for non-Catholic or non-Irish audiences about reasons they might respect him as more than an Easter bunny? Here's my attempt: The Saint Patrick honored on March 17 was...
  • ‘He Arrived At A Time When The World Was In Great Despair’

    03/17/2009 6:51:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 828+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Move over, St. Patrick, and make way for the Messiah . . . Mary McAleese, the President of Ireland, used quasi-religious terms to discuss Pres. Obama in an interview with Meredith Vieira broadcast on this morning’s Today. Watch as McAleese’s face lights up at the mere mention of his name. MEREDITH VIEIRA: Barack Obama, our new president. I understand much loved here, in part because he’s a native son. MARY MCALEESE: Absolutely, from Moneygall, County Offaly. VIEIRA: So he’s an Irish boy, in your book. MCALEESE: For sure. For sure. I mean, even if he wasn’t, I think we would...
  • Breastplate of St Patrick [Poem/Prayer]

    03/17/2009 3:31:43 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies · 814+ views
    Catholic Encyclopedia (under Saint Patrick entry) ^ | A long time ago... | Saint Patrick of Ireland/Scotland
    Breastplate of Saint Patrick [This prayer is often called "St. Patrick's Breastplate" because of those parts of it which seek God's protection. It is also sometimes called "The Deer's Cry" or "The Lorica".] I bind to myself today The strong virtue of the Invocation of the Trinity: I believe the Trinity in the Unity The Creator of the Universe. I bind to myself today The virtue of the Incarnation of Christ with His Baptism, The virtue of His crucifixion with His burial, The virtue of His Resurrection with His Ascension, The virtue of His coming on the Judgement Day. I...
  • St. Patrick(Happy St. Patrick's Day!)

    03/17/2008 6:04:41 AM PDT · by kellynla · 15 replies · 329+ views
    New Advent ^ | 3/17/2008 | staff
    Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493. [Some sources say 460 or 461. --Ed.] He had for his parents Calphurnius and Conchessa. The former belonged to a Roman family of high rank and held the office of decurio in Gaul or Britain. Conchessa was a near relative of the great patron of Gaul, St. Martin of Tours. Kilpatrick still retains many memorials of Saint Patrick, and frequent pilgrimages continued far into the Middle Ages to perpetuate there the fame of his sanctity and miracles.
  • Protestant leading St. Patrick's parade?

    11/07/2007 6:37:06 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 83+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 6, 2007 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    The publisher of a local Irish newspaper is calling on the organizers of the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade to begin overhauling the event's image by inviting Northern Ireland's Protestant leader to be a leader of next year's procession.Irish Voice publisher Niall O'Dowd said in interviews Tuesday and in an editorial to be published Wednesday that the parade could "symbolize a new era for hope" if it were led next March by Ian Paisley and his Catholic partner in the territory's new power-sharing government, the Sinn Fein deputy leader Martin McGuinness.The parade typically draws about 2 million spectators.Paisley, head...
  • St Patrick's 'day' moved to March 15th (in 2008)

    07/19/2007 8:25:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 683+ views
    Ireland ^ | July 18, 2007
    Worldwide celebrations for St Patrick's Day could face disruption after the Catholic Church decided to move the Irish patron saint's feast day.Bishops were left with sore heads after they discovered the traditional March 17th festivities will clash next year with the second day of Holy Week.Under the Church's rules, the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar, the saint's feast day does not rank as high as the Monday before Easter and has to be moved.After much deliberation, Rome gave Irish authorities the green light to shift the official religious celebrations two days back to March 15th, which falls...
  • The Feast of Saint Patrick (March 17) - Saints Proper: Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461

    03/17/2007 3:49:52 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 132+ views
    Easterling Blog ^ | March 17, 2005
    Almighty God, who in thy providence didst choose thy servant Patrick to be the Apostle of the Irish people, to bring those who were wandering in darkness and error to the true light and knowledge of thee: Grant us so to walk in that light that we may come at last to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen. Patrick was born into a Christian family somewhere on the northwest coast of Britain in about 390. His grandfather had been...
  • St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer

    03/17/2007 3:45:35 PM PDT · by Huber · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Lent and Beyone ^ | March 17, 2004
    The following prayer/hymn is usually attributed to St. Patrick. I don’t think I’d ever read the whole thing before. What a powerful prayer! There is the traditional translation by Cecil Frances Alexander first, then a more modern translation of the prayer following. As we engage in spiritual warfare for our church, this may be a prayer to learn well and return to often! ———- The Lorica, or, St. Patrick’s Breastplate I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three. I bind this day to me...
  • St. Patrick (Erin Go Bragh!)

    03/17/2007 7:06:14 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 1,492+ views
    newadvent.org ^ | 3/17.2007 | staff
    Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493. Other sources say 460 or 461 —Ed. He had for his parents Calphurnius and Conchessa. The former belonged to a Roman family of high rank and held the office of decurio in Gaul or Britain. Conchessa was a near relative of the great patron of Gaul, St. Martin of Tours. Kilpatrick still retains many memorials of Saint Patrick, and frequent pilgrimages continued far into the Middle Ages to perpetuate there the fame of his sanctity and miracles. In...
  • The Lorica of Saint Patrick

    03/15/2007 7:21:46 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 43 replies · 831+ views
    Ancient Texts and Lore ^ | 377 A.D. | St. Patrick
    Lorica of Saint Patrick I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation. I arise today Through the strength of Christ's birth and His baptism, Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial, Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension,Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom. I arise today Through the strength of the love of cherubim, In obedience of angels, In service of archangels, In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,...
  • Was St. Patrick a Baptist?

    03/05/2007 11:12:10 AM PST · by Augustinian monk · 207 replies · 2,522+ views
    The Reformed Reader ^ | 1952 | Rev John Summerfield Wimbish
    St. Patrick was a Baptist Rev. John Summerfield Wimbish, D.D. The source for this record is a 1952 tract, published by the Calvary Radio Ministry, New York City, New York. It was part of the library of the late Elder Jarrel E. Huffman, pastor of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Duncan, Oklahoma from 1978 until 1997. Every attempt has been made to preserve the style and structure of the original tract, although some formatting concessions were made to facilitate this medium. ~ August, 1997 A word about the message: The sermon, "St. Patrick was a Baptist," was delivered to a...
  • Loving hands revive Old St. Patrick’s in KC (Institute of Christ the King)

    08/21/2006 6:42:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 21, 2006 | ELAINE GARRISON
    The list is long: Fire, storms, urban renewal, interstate construction — not to mention the ravages of time.All have threatened Old St. Patrick’s Church at 806 Cherry St. It even lost its parish when the downtown area, which it had served since 1875, was taken over by office buildings.The Roman Catholic diocese had shuttered the church by 1959, after which it was used only occasionally. Now the building, thought to be the oldest church in the city limits of Kansas City, is on track to reopen next year.The sanctuary will again hear the solemn and majestic tones of the Latin...
  • The Lorica of Saint Patrick

    03/17/2006 11:45:43 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies · 425+ views
    EWTN Faith ^ | 377 A.D. | Saint Patrick
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-17-06, Optional, St. Patrick

    03/17/2006 8:11:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies · 353+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-17-06 | New American Bible
    March 17, 2006 Friday of the Second Week of Lent Psalm: Friday 14 Reading IGn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons,for he was the child of his old age;and he had made him a long tunic.When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons,they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. One day, when his brothers had goneto pasture their father’s flocks at Shechem,Israel said to Joseph, “Your brothers, you know, are tending our flocks at Shechem.Get ready; I will send you to them.” So Joseph...
  • The Value of Irish Humor (some good, clean, wholesome jokes :-)

    03/17/2006 7:41:51 AM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 1,132+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 17, 2006 | Tom Purcell
    It's my great good fortune to be a fellow of Irish descent. I share my good fortune with a quarter of all Americans, who can also trace their heritage back to the rolling green hills of Ireland. As a lad, I remember my father, the Big Guy, sitting on the back porch on Sundays. Uncle Mike would sometimes visit for a couple of beers, and few things gave them more pleasure than swapping Irish jokes. Such as the one about the fellow who was touring the Irish countryside. Hungry, he stopped at a farm and asked for refreshment. The lady...
  • Patrick: The Good, the Bad, and the Misinformed

    03/17/2006 7:29:51 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 663+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 17, 2006 | Mary Biever
    Today, some would call Patrick intolerant or bigoted. He was. He would have flunked a class on How to Win Friends and Influence People. Imagine how he would have reacted to diversity training. If he were ministering today, he might refer to Christians as “the Good,” the Druid gods as “the Bad,” and those who believed in the pagan gods as “the Misinformed.” The Druids didn’t like his message. They arrested him several times, but he was always freed to preach another day. During his 30 years as a missionary to the Irish, Patrick spoke out against what he...
  • St. Patrick's Day(It's not about green beer!LOL)

    03/17/2006 5:36:03 AM PST · by kellynla · 25 replies · 491+ views
    newadvent.org ^ | March 17, 2006 | staff
    Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493. [Editor's Note: Other sources say 460 or 461.] He had for his parents Calphurnius and Conchessa. The former belonged to a Roman family of high rank and held the office of decurio in Gaul or Britain. Conchessa was a near relative of the great patron of Gaul, St. Martin of Tours. Kilpatrick still retains many memorials of Saint Patrick, and frequent pilgrimages continued far into the Middle Ages to perpetuate there the fame of his sanctity and miracles....
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!

    03/16/2006 6:26:58 PM PST · by Irish_Thatcherite · 439 replies · 3,026+ views
    computer in Ireland | 17-3-06 | An Irishman
    It's after midnight here in Ireland, so.. Happy St.Patrick Day!!!
  • Furness Dig May Have Found St Patrick's Birthplace

    07/13/2005 4:00:07 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 1,131+ views
    NW Evening Mail ^ | 7-12-2005
    FURNESS DIG MAY HAVE FOUND ST PATRICK'S BIRTHPLACE Published on 12/07/2005 ARCHAEOLOGISTS believe they have found the birthplace of St Patrick. A dig in Urswick has uncovered a Roman fort which may be the Banna Vernta Berniae, thought by scholars to be where Ireland’s patron saint was born. Excavations are being led by Steve Dickinson, from Ulverston, who tutors archaeology at Lancaster University. Evidence of the Romans in Furness is rare. But Mr Dickinson is convinced the finds at Urswick are Roman with their typical layout of foundations and ditches. Mr Dickinson said: “I can’t tell you how important it...
  • Pols give and get at annual St. Patrick's breakfast ( in South Boston)

    03/20/2005 1:49:53 PM PST · by r5boston · 4 replies · 330+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, March 20, 2005 | AP
    BOSTON - Gov. Mitt Romney [related, bio] good-naturedly got and gave his share of Irish blarney on Sunday as politicians and community leaders roasted him, the Big Dig, and one another at South Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast.       Romney's out-of-state travels for speeches to Republican gatherings and his rumored 2008 presidential aspirations were favorite punchlines at the popular gathering, held for the first time on at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center near the South Boston waterfront.       ``It's great to be here in Iowa this morning,'' Romney said, to laughter from the audience. ``Oops, wrong speech. Sorry...
  • St Patrick's Day Card

    03/17/2005 2:43:51 PM PST · by Cato1 · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Idunno ^ | March 2005 | idunno
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  • Dog-gone-it! Y'all need to have a Happy St. Paddy's Day

    03/17/2005 11:03:18 AM PST · by Zacs Mom · 19 replies · 615+ views
    March 17, 2005 | Zacs Mom
    Dog-gone-it! Tis a grrrrrrreat day and y'all need ta SIT UP and take notice!!! (lots o' images ... lots o' fun) ~ From me to all y'all! Woof!
  • For St. Patrick's Day: MP3 - THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN (AKA The Fireman Song)

    03/17/2005 10:47:20 AM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 657+ views
    3-17-05 | dfu
    Click on the title, download, have a Guinness, and sing. THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN, AKA The Fireman Song I am Irish and was proud to serve with other firemen Who gave their lives for us that day, each one of them a friend In remembrance of my brothers who from earthly bonds did pass Osama, step right up and kiss my royal Irish ass They’re the bravest men I’ve known…and I'll miss them everyday I will keep them in my heart so they're never far away In remembrance of my brothers who from earthly bonds did pass Osama, step...
  • The Irishman on the Bridge

    03/17/2005 9:47:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 867+ views
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    There is an Irishman getting ready to jump to his death from a bridge when a priest walks past. The man turns to the priest and says, "Don't try to stop me father, I'm going to jump." "Don't jump." says the priest, "It can't be that bad. Think of the life you have yet to live." "That's one of the reasons I'm jumping." says the Irishman. "Well if that won't stop you, think about your family." says the priest. "That's another reason." says the Irishman. "Well think about your job." says the priest. "There's another reason." says the Irishman. "Well...
  • St. Patrick

    03/17/2005 8:30:29 AM PST · by kellynla · 11 replies · 790+ views
    New Advent.org ^ | 3/17/2005 | New Advent.org
    Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493. He had for his parents Calphurnius and Conchessa. The former belonged to a Roman family of high rank and held the office of decurio in Gaul or Britain. Conchessa was a near relative of the great patron of Gaul, St. Martin of Tours. Kilpatrick still retains many memorials of Saint Patrick, and frequent pilgrimages continued far into the Middle Ages to perpetuate there the fame of his sanctity and miracles. In his sixteenth year, Patrick was carried off...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-17-05, Optional Memorial, St. Patrick

    03/17/2005 6:55:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies · 478+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-17-05 | New American Bible
    March 17, 2005Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent Psalm: Thursday 14 Reading IGn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:"My covenant with you is this:you are to become the father of a host of nations.No longer shall you be called Abram;your name shall be Abraham,for I am making you the father of a host of nations.I will render you exceedingly fertile;I will make nations of you;kings shall stem from you.I will maintain my covenant with youand your descendants after youthroughout the ages as an everlasting pact,to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.I...
  • Some firemen to sit out St. Patrick's Day

    03/16/2005 3:38:53 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 612+ views
    AP ^ | 3/16/5 | SAM DOLNICK
    NEW YORK - If they can't march in green, hundreds of firefighters won't march at all. In response to a fire department order prohibiting its members from wearing their customary green berets during the St. Patrick's Day Parade, a group of firefighters will watch from the sidelines Thursday - clad in their traditional holiday headgear and civilian clothes, several firefighters said Wednesday. The group will gather along the parade route at the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to "support our brothers and sisters as they march," said Lt. Eddie Boles of the 14th Battalion in the Bronx. But...
  • St. Patrick's Day parade set for Saturday (Norway)

    03/15/2005 7:56:47 AM PST · by franksolich · 26 replies · 387+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | March 15, 2005 | not specified
    St Patrick's Day parade set for SaturdayFriends and natives of Ireland are gearing up to march in what's billed as the only St Patrick's Day parade in Scandinavia this weekend. The Oslo Caledonian Pipe Band will lead the parade through the Norwegian capital on Saturday.That's actually two days after St Patrick's Day itself, on Thursday March 17. Organizers with the Oslo St Patrick's Day Association say the parade is a "major focal point" for Irish expatriates living in Norway.The parade will leave the plaza in front of Oslo's central train station (Jernbanetorget) at 11am on March 19 and proceed up...
  • Happy St Urho Day (Only two more shopping days!)

    03/14/2005 3:29:42 AM PST · by opbuzz · 10 replies · 660+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | March 12, 2005 | Kathy Antoniotti
    From The Morning Call Some say the truth is stranger than fiction. They obviously have never heard about St. Urho, (pronounced oorlho) the patron ''saint'' of Finland. Not to be outdone by St. Patrick's Day celebrations on March 17, St. Urho's Day is celebrated the day before, giving participants an additional 24 hours to pursue the fun. While cynics may claim the holiday is bogus, most folks good-naturedly join in the festivities. Although St. Urho's Day originated in Minnesota, every state in the union recognizes St. Urho's Day. As with most legends, the origins of St. Urho's Day are unclear,...
  • To Truly Honor Saint Patrick, Bishop and Confessor

    05/12/2004 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | March 15, 2004 | Dr. Thomas Drolesky
    A furor arose last year shortly before the events associated with the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York. After years of fulmination on the part of those who engage in unrepentant acts of unnatural vice to be “included” in the parade, a group named the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick finds itself embroiled in a controversy over invitations they had extended to several pro-abortion politicians, including New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer, to attend its annual dinner on the evening of March 17, 2003. As I have noted in...