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  • 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...
  • Monsignor Eugene Clark's Side Of The Story

    08/18/2005 2:08:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 4,338+ views
    CBS ^ | August 18, 2005
    Monsignor Eugene Clark has kept a low profile since the scandal broke last week, but now says nothing improper happened in that hotel room. You'll recall that Clark, the former rector at St. Patrick's Cathedral, is accused of having a long-running affair with his secretary, Laura DiFilippo. In July, the two of them spent five hours together at the White Sands Motel in Amagansett, caught on video by a private eye hired by Laura's husband. But a source tells CBS 2's Tony Aiello that Clark insists nothing improper went on, saying they merely stopped to rest after a long lunch...
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day (humor/vanity)

    03/17/2005 2:15:19 PM PST · by 4mycountry · 16 replies · 1,167+ views
    Off the Mark ^ | 3-17-05 | Mark Parisi
    Didn't this scam go around FR a few times? :) Happy St. Patty's.
  • Pro-abortion nuns to speak at Wisconsin parish

    02/11/2005 11:23:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies · 731+ views
    Renew America ^ | 02.06.05 | Matt C. Abbott
    Pro-abortion nuns to speak at Wisconsin parish Matt C. Abbott Matt C. AbbottFebruary 6, 2005 Catholic and pro-life activist Darla Meyers sent me a notice that Sisters Brigid and Jane McDonald, CSJ, will be speaking on "Living Non-Violence in a Violent World" at a conference at St. Patrick Church in Hudson, Wis. (a parish in the Diocese of Superior) on Feb. 19. On the surface, it looks fine. But these nuns are notoriously left-wing, believing, among other things, that legalized abortion is "crucial," though they are supposedly "troubled" by abortion itself. In addition, Sister Jane has been quoted as saying,...
  • A mother mourns, a nation honours

    02/01/2005 1:42:53 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 225+ views
    The Age (Melbourne) ^ | 2nd February 2005 | Liz Minchin, Brendan Nicholson, Annabel Crabb
    Rows of dark wooden memorial boards hang along the walls of Paul Pardoel's old school chapel, the names of more than 800 past students who served in World War I through to the Vietnam War inscribed on them in gold. Soon the name of the 35-year-old former St Patrick's College student, the first Australian serviceman killed in the Iraq war, will be added to the list - accompanied by a small gold cross, marking him out as one of those who will never come home. He will be mourned by his former school at its annual commencement Mass tomorrow, but...
  • Operation EireLift

    03/17/2004 6:15:43 AM PST · by OESY · 1 replies · 158+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 17, 2004 | PATRICK COOKE
    <p>TEMPLEPATRICK (AP) -- Ireland is shrinking, a scientist warned Monday at a conference on the deterioration of coastlines. . . . Andrew Cooper, director of the Coastal Research Group at the University of Ulster, said the sea was swallowing up about 750 acres of Ireland each year and warned that the process would quicken.</p>
  • How Al Gore Helped to Start Irish Tradition

    03/15/2004 10:42:45 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 25 replies · 528+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 3.16.2004 | Clyde Haberman
    March 16, 2004NYCHow Al Gore Helped to Start Irish TraditionBy CLYDE HABERMAN L GORE may have been the popular-vote winner of the 2000 presidential election, but among the many things he couldn't get right that year was his wardrobe. Searching for his inner alpha male, he kept bouncing around, from casual earth tones to dark business suits.He was in full beta mode just before St. Patrick's Day, 2000. For an Irish-American political forum in Manhattan, he showed up in blue suit, white shirt and red tie. Not a swift move, color-wise."This is an important event for us," said Brian O'Dwyer,...
  • Bloomberg and Mayor Who Performed Gay Weddings March at Alternative St. Patrick's Parade

    03/07/2004 7:29:39 PM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 141+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 7, 2004
    Bloomberg and Mayor Who Performed Gay Weddings March at Alternative St. Patrick's Parade Mar. 7, 2004 By Karen Matthews / Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has sent mixed signals on same-sex marriage, and New Paltz Mayor Jason West, who was criminally charged for performing them, both marched Sunday in the gay-inclusive Queens St. Patrick's Day Parade. Bloomberg, who stands behind the state law banning same-sex marriages, and West also spoke at the parade in Queens, an alternative to the older Manhattan parade, which bans gay Irish groups from marching under their own banners. "What...
  • Holy Rollers

    08/23/2002 2:35:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies · 503+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 8-23-02 | Dave Schiflett
    Virginia has sent many emissaries into the world, some of them great, but the record is not perfect. This week the Old Dominion is shamed that two of its own were involved in a sex scandal in New York's famed St. Patrick's Cathedral. Being of naturally sunny disposition, we are slightly cheered that the event in question did not include altar boys, priests, bishops, deacons, or a horny choir mistress. The act was consensual, between a man and woman, and somewhat hidden (taking place in the vestibule). Indeed, one school of thought has it that compared to other sex scandals...
  • WNEW Shock Jocks Fired

    08/23/2002 7:07:05 AM PDT · by ELS · 44 replies · 415+ views
    1010wins.com ^ | August 22, 2002 5:13 PM US/Eastern | 1010 WINS
    Opie and Anthony are over and out. The New York-based shock jocks, criticized by Catholic groups for broadcasting a live account of a couple allegedly having sex in St. Patrick's Cathedral, had their nationally syndicated show canceled Thursday. The station, owned by Infinity Broadcasting, offered no further comment. The pair had been pulled off the airwaves Monday, three days after the stunt was aired. The cancellation was announced shortly after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell directed the agency's enforcement bureau to investigate the broadcast. The FCC had been flooded with hundreds of complaints about the show. The rest of...
  • Couple Arrested for Having Sex in New York City Cathedral

    08/16/2002 9:50:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 484 replies · 1,796+ views
    Fox News/NY Post ^ | Friday, August 16, 2002 | By Philip Messing, Marianne Garvey and Hasani Gittens
    <p>NEW YORK — A Virginia couple was arrested in New York City Thursday for public lewdness after allegedly having sex in St. Patrick's Cathedral as part of a radio stunt that outraged parishioners and church officials.</p> <p>Also arrested was comedian Paul Mercurio, 40, who provided a running on-air commentary of the sex act, which took place just five feet away from worshippers praying on the Feast of the Assumption, a holy day of obligation for Catholics.</p>
  • St. Patrick's Parades Go Patriotic

    03/16/2002 11:41:18 AM PST · by buzzyboop · 5 replies · 220+ views
    Associated Press/Yahoo ^ | Verena Dobnik
    St. Patrick's Day celebrations unfolded across America Saturday, led by the nation's oldest and largest parade which paused for a silent moment to honor the dead in a city healing from terrorism. As bagpipers played the last chords of "God Bless America," thousands of marchers and hundreds of thousands of spectators along Fifth Avenue faced south in silence toward where the World Trade Center towers had stood. "Many of those who were lost on Sept. 11 would otherwise be marching proudly. ... We know their spirit marches with us," said Ireland's president, Mary McAleese, who joined the New York parade...