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  • Uproar after gay veterans group denied spot in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

    03/08/2017 1:31:45 PM PST · by tekrat · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/8/2017
    A gay veterans group said Wednesday it has been denied permission to march in this year’s Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade just two years after organizers made the groundbreaking decision to allow gay groups to participate for the first time. OutVets, which marched in Boston’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade after decades of resistance from organizers, said on its Facebook page that the reason for the denial to this year’s parade is unclear, but “one can only assume it’s because we are LGBTQ.”
  • No cabbage hurling? Parade injuries prompt call for restrictions(pictures)

    11/03/2015 5:04:43 PM PST · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/3/15 | Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Next year's St. Patrick's and Irish-Italian parades in Metairie could bring a reduced risk of being smacked in the head with a cabbage. The edibles could still be airborne, but float riders would be required to soften their touch in throwing them. A proposal coming before the Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday (Nov. 3) would require that all "fruit, vegetables, soap and other non-perishable food items" be tossed underhand at the parades. The reason: Too many people were getting hurt by flying food, said Sean Burke, the administration's director of citizen affairs. He recalled two incidents that led to a...
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral gets donations from non-Catholics for repairs

    04/14/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/14/2015 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    A good chunk of the $100 million raised to restore St. Patrick’s Cathedral has come from non-Catholics — a testament to the love and respect New Yorkers have for all religions, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said Monday. “We couldn’t be that far were it not for non-Catholic benefactors who have been extraordinarily good to us,” Dolan said in an Association for a Better New York speech. One “prominent Jewish man” told Dolan that as a child he loved visiting St. Patrick’s, where his mother would always light a candle. “He said, ‘I don’t think she ever paid for them so ....
  • Bar boycotts Sam Adams after pullout

    03/15/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 162 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/15/14 | Antonio Planas
    The fight over Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade got frosty yesterday, with Boston Beer Co. pulling its longtime sponsorship from the parade over the organizers’ refusal to let gay veterans march — and one Southie bar fighting back with a vow to boycott the brew. “Sam Adams doesn’t support South Boston. They don’t want to support veterans like my father and uncle, so they can go sell their beer elsewhere,” said Tommy Flaherty Jr., a lifelong Southie resident whose father and uncle own the landmark Cornerstone Pub & Restaurant on West Broadway. Flaherty Jr. said he and his father, Thomas...
  • NY archbishop defends pope against sex abuse furor

    03/28/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 210+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 28
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was greeted with applause after finishing Palm Sunday Mass by defending Pope Benedict XVI against suggestions he aided coverups of reports of child abuse. The standing-room-only crowd at St. Patrick's Cathedral applauded for 20 seconds after Dolan read a statement calling the pope the "leader in purification, reform and renewal that the church so very much needs."
  • St. Patrick's Day Facts: Snakes, a Slave, and a Saint

    03/17/2010 5:38:32 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies · 576+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 3/16/10 | John Roach
    On St. Patrick's Day—Tuesday, March 17—millions of people will don green and celebrate the Irish in, and around, them with parades, good cheer, and perhaps a pint of beer. But few St. Patrick's Day revelers have a clue about St. Patrick, the man, according to the author of St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography.
  • PC Police? Some Want St. Patrick's Day to Be 'Shamrock Day'

    03/18/2009 5:34:59 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 20 replies · 740+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/18/09 | Tim Graham
    Terry Mattingly at Get Religion found a story by Terri Jo Ryan in the Waco Tribune-Herald that may be the just the first signal of another saddening, secularizing trend: the sensitivity police changing the name of Saint Patrick’s Day. It might be offensive to someone, somewhere to discuss saints or great Christian missionaries like Patrick: Faith and begorrah, is nothing sacred? Some folks are trying to transform the name of Tuesday’s holiday from St. Patrick’s Day to "Shamrock Day." Card shops have banners proclaiming the occasion; the Disney Channel is using the term; and some places in this country have...
  • White House Fountains Dyed Green

    03/17/2009 11:25:12 AM PDT · by americanophile · 25 replies · 1,144+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 17, 2009 | Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller
    The White House fountains are dyed green this morning. No, not for the $165 million in AIG bonuses, silly -- in honor of St. Patrick's day. They were dyed this morning by White House grounds staff, ordered by White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers in honor of the Chicago tradition of dying the Chicago River on St. Patrick's Day every year. Rogers told the Obamas her idea and the Obamas "loved it" according to a White House aide.
  • The History of St. Patrick's Day - Short Video Included

    03/17/2009 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 3 replies · 440+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com | 03 17 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    More on site, including video, cool facts, and links.From the history channel: What is St. Patrick's Day? St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink, and feast—on the traditional meal of...
  • Pub Crawl Changes Name after Objections ( ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. )

    02/22/2009 11:03:44 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 947+ views
    AP ^ | 21 February 2009
    A pre-St. Patrick's Day pub crawl has changed its name after several complaints that it denigrated Irish-Americans. The "Running of the Micks'' is scheduled for March 7 in Atlantic City, but co-founder Matt McDermott tells The Press of Atlantic City he's changing the name of the event to the "Running of the Leprechauns.'' McDermott says his nickname is "Matty Mick'' and that he named the event after himself, not thinking it would offend anyone.
  • Operation Healing Angel Gears Up for New Year

    01/12/2009 3:22:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 161+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2009 – A troop-support organization is gearing up for the early part of the new year, collecting Valentine, Easter and St. Patrick Day cards and gifts for servicemembers and the health professionals who take care of them. “The response is tremendous during [the Christmas holiday] for sending cards and gifts, but the need is just as great when this holiday ends,” said Alessandra Kellermann, founder of Homefront Hugs USA, the group that manages the Operation Healing Angel program. “We run 365 days of the year. It’s important for us to keep in contact with the troops...
  • Oldest northeastern U.S. Catholic parish celebrates bicentennial

    07/12/2008 5:00:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 180+ views
    CNA ^ | July 11, 2008
    Newcastle, ME, Jul 11, 2008 / 03:15 am (CNA).- St. Patrick Catholic Church in Newcastle, Maine will celebrate its bicentennial this weekend. The church, whose building was completed in 1808, is the oldest continuing parish on the Atlantic Seaboard north of St. Augustine, Florida.The celebrations will begin at noon on Saturday with the ringing of the church bell, one of the last church bells to be cast by the American hero Paul Revere, the Bangor Daily News says.Parishioners will conduct tours of the church cemetery and portray in costume some of the historical personages buried there.Bishop of Portland Richard J....
  • Pope Benedict's Homily, Mass for Clergy and Religious, St. Patrick's Cathedral

    04/19/2008 6:16:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 262+ views
    EWTN ^ | April 19, 2008
    During the Mass for Clergy and Religious at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday 19 April 2008, the third anniversary of his election to the Chair of St. Peter, the Holy Father delivered the following homily.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, With great affection in the Lord, I greet all of you, who represent the Bishops, priests and deacons, the men and women in consecrated life, and the seminarians of the United States. I thank Cardinal Egan for his warm welcome and the good wishes which he has expressed in your name as I begin the fourth year of...
  • Buckley Remembered at St. Patrick's Cathedral

    04/04/2008 4:37:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 118+ views
    Buckley Remembered at St. Patrick's Cathedral By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer April 04, 2008 New York (CNSNews.com) - William F. Buckley, Jr. changed American politics and culture to a degree that many would call him incomparable. Still, Henry Kissinger found a comparison when commemorating Buckley at a crowded St. Patrick's Cathedral Friday. "He wrote as Mozart composed, with inspiration. Bill never needed a second draft," Kissinger, a former secretary of state, said during the memorial service for the icon of conservatism, journalism and politics. "Bill Buckley's conservatism is about the liberation of the human spirit," Kissinger said. "All of...
  • 14 men are ordained into the priesthood (at St. Patrick's Cathedral NYC)

    05/14/2007 11:00:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 793+ views
    SI Live ^ | May 14, 2007 | LESLIE PALMA-SIMONCEK
    STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE -- It was during the chanting of the litany of saints -- 23 minutes of kneeling on the marble floor of St. Patrick's Cathedral -- when the Rev. Brendan Gormley asked God to help him and his sore knees make it through. "That's when I realized that's what the priesthood will be," the Grant City native and former marathon runner said afterward. "I'll be relying on God's grace." Father Gormley, 43, and the Rev. Kevin Malick, 27, formerly of New Springville, were among 14 men ordained by Cardinal Edward Egan yesterday morning. Seven priests were ordained for...
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    03/17/2007 7:25:07 AM PDT · by gpapa · 62 replies · 2,339+ views
    gpapa ^ | March 17, 2007 | Self
    May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rain fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
  • Afghans stage Dublin (Episcopalian) Cathedral protest

    05/14/2006 6:32:31 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 3 replies · 343+ views
    RTE, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 14 May 2006 22:56 | RTE News Staff
    A group of Afghans are staging a sit-in at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. The group of around 30 have been at the Cathedral since earlier this afternoon. It is understood those involved in the protest are failed asylum seekers facing deportation. Advertisement They have said they were planning to go on hunger strike. Gardaí say they are demanding to speak to officials at the Department of Justice.
  • The Good Priest (6th Anniversary of John Cardinal O'Connor's death)

    05/03/2006 9:45:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 349+ views
    WITL ^ | May 3, 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    Hard to believe how the time's flown, but six years ago tonight, John Cardinal O'Connor passed from our midst much too soon. How quickly we forget. In his final years, as he wound down his ministry as archbishop of New York, I was immeasurably blessed to know the cardinal, to meet up with him every so often, and to have received a good bit of his wisdom, humor and the lessons he had picked up along the way. His kindness to a young upstart was a gift which remains alive with me constantly. At sunset on 3 May 2000,...
  • New York City Gears Up For 245th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/17/2006 6:09:13 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 15 replies · 348+ views
    NY1 News ^ | 3/16/2006 | Staff Writers
    The city will turn into a sea of green when the 245th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade makes its way up Fifth Avenue Friday. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on 44th Street and will head up to 86th Street. Hundreds of thousands are expected to take part, including many local politicians, in the world's oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day Parade. This year's parade honors the Fighting 69th Infantry, the New York National Guard unit that lost 19 members in Iraq. A platoon of firefighters who boycotted last year's parade after they were not allowed to don green...
  • For St. Patrick's New Rector, an Old Rite: Making Crosses of Ash (Great Photo Essay!)

    03/03/2006 10:38:48 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 476+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2006 | Michael Luo
    The Rev. Robert T. Ritchie, the freshly appointed rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral, woke up at 3 a.m. in his old rectory in the Bronx yesterday to make sure he made it to Ash Wednesday services at his new church on time. "I couldn't take any chance that I'd be late," he said. A few weeks ago, in a move that surprised many in the Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Edward M. Egan moved Father Ritchie, 60, from a parish in Kingsbridge Heights to St. Patrick's Cathedral, one of the nation's most exalted houses of worship. For a priest who...