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  • Great Irish/American song

    03/17/2018 11:41:01 AM PDT · by son of terrence · 25 replies
    Sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s Peter Jones discovered a collection of century-old letters in his parents' attic in Bethesda, Maryland. The letters had been sent by his great-great-great grandfather, Byran Hunt, to his son, Jones' great-great grandfather, John Hunt,[a] who had emigrated from Kilkelly, County Mayo, to the United States in 1855 and worked on the railroad. As Byran was illiterate, the letters were dictated to the local schoolmaster, Pat McNamara (d. 1902), who often wrote letters on behalf of his neighbors who were unable to read and write. Covering the years 1858 to 1893, the Hunt letters...
  • Let's Chase The Snakes Out

    03/17/2018 11:14:35 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 14 replies
    Quentin Ireland | March 17, 2018 | Quentin Ireland
    Happy St. Patrick's Day. Let's chase the snakes out of D.C.!
  • St. Patrick: A Great Christian Missionary

    03/17/2018 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Today, countless numbers of Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Many will do so with no small share of adult spirits. Yet how many of these people genuinely know anything about Saint Patrick? While it’s true that many of the details of his life are lost in the midst of time, and while it is equally true that some conventional accounts are purely mythological, those who have taken the time to research St. Patrick seem to be in essential agreement over a few things that have more or less been accepted as fact. (1)Patrick came from a relatively well-to-do Christian family of the 5th...
  • FLOTUS Friday: Emerald Isle Edition

    03/16/2018 7:23:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-15-18 | MOTUS
    In the annual sign of friendship between the Republic of Ireland and the USA. the Irish Prime Minister, (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar presented President Trump with the traditional shamrock bowl.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, bringing the luck of the Irish with him in a bowlMelania looked lovely in an emerald green leopard print shift. I see no reason to discuss anything further although reportedly The President and Taoiseach discussed trade, military assistance, cyber-security and golf.And I understand that Ireland’s first Indian-Irish openly gay Prime Minister did discuss LGBT issues with VP Mike Pence over breakfast today. I’m not sure what the agenda will...
  • Planned Parenthood Closes Maryland Abortion Clinic That Had Been Killing Babies for 20 Years

    03/22/2017 10:39:18 AM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    lifenews ^ | MAR 20, 2017 | CHERYL SULLENGER
    The Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Silver Spring, Maryland, permanently closed on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2017, after the property’s management team realized that abortion is bad for business. Pro-life activists, led by Lauren Handy, persuaded the property management company not to renew Planned Parenthood’s lease using a narrowly-targeted educational campaign. Planned Parenthood had occupied the same office, located at 1400 Spring St. in Silver Spring, Maryland, for over 20 years, conducting surgical abortions.“The men and women who ministered at that Planned Parenthood for two decades deserve a lot of credit for their perseverance and tenacity,” said Troy Newman,...
  • LGBT activists threatened deadly violence if they weren’t allowed in Boston St. Patrick’s parade

    03/22/2017 7:57:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 21, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    LGBTQ activists threatened "large-scale violence," rioting and "possible deaths" if they were not allowed to participate in Sunday's St. Patrick’s Day Parade, parade organizers said. According to parade officials, Boston Police said homosexuals bused in from other states to "disrupt" the festivities were a serious threat unless Catholic organizers permitted a gay veterans group in the parade. Police not only determined the gay threats were "credible" but warned that they would not guarantee the safety of the public, including children. It was also implied that organizers would be responsible if gay violence erupted. Faced with the threat of "large-scale" gay...
  • St. Patrick’s Day: And All Is Well

    03/17/2017 8:59:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-17-17 | MOTUS
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! From a little bull in the grassToday it is quite alright to be green, But please do so responsibly. Overindulging could have serious consequences:Meanwhile, “things dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day” – which doesn’t belong and why?   And finally, I give you a tune aired every St. Patrick’s Day on Detroit’s iconic J.P. McCarthy’s morning drive time radio show: WHY PADDY'S NOT AT WORK TODAY. Also known by several different titles this Pat Cooksey classic was a centerpiece of J. P.’s annual St. Patrick’s Day morning extravaganza held in the lobby of the Fisher Theatre and...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    03/17/2017 5:56:20 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    Happy St. Patricks Day All Ah....let's start if off with a good pun.  Right?  What did you say?  So that's what's at the end of the rainbow...
  • Irish leader's White House visit has serious undertones

    03/16/2017 5:59:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2017 4:37 AM EDT | Catherine Lucey
    While shamrocks and smiles typically define the Irish prime minister’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day visit to the White House, with President Donald Trump the celebration could turn more serious. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has signaled that he will use the meeting — scheduled for Thursday, one day before St. Patrick’s Day — to talk about Brexit and Trump’s immigration policies. Kenny, who labeled Trump’s language “dangerous” during the campaign, has said it is important to keep the standing date, which some critics have suggested he should cancel. Speaking to The Irish Times, Kenny said, “European leaders need to be over here...
  • Miracles And History On St. Patrick's Day

    03/11/2017 12:30:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2017 | Kathryn Lopez
    This St. Patrick's Day marks the one-year anniversary of something of a miracle. It was on March 17 of last year that then-Secretary of State John Kerry surprised the world -- not the least activists pleading the cause -- by recognizing that Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are targets of genocide. It was an exercise in truth-telling, one that has since been wrapped up in all sorts of electoral and post-election political media frenzies.I've come to think of St. Patrick's Day as a springtime Thanksgiving because of it. It was only a few days before that...
  • Pelosi Complains: 50,000 Irish in the U.S. Illegally 'Can't Even Go Home for a Family Funeral'

    03/18/2016 12:19:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2016 | 7:34 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday blasted House Republicans for their intention to file a legal brief challenging President Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration. “It’s ironic that…they’re having this vote on St. Patrick’s Day,” Pelosi told a news conference. “Last night, we had a celebration of the Irish-American heritage. While I do not have Irish grandparents, I do have Irish grandchildren, and one of them was there at the dinner and we talked about immigration.” Pelosi then turned her attention to Irish citizens who are in the United States illegally: “So, and what it’s about is all the...
  • Sláinte!

    03/17/2016 7:00:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-17-2016 | MOTUS
    You’ve probably been wondering what Lady M’s been up to while we’ve been preoccupied with Republican debates, Republican primaries, rioting in the streets and the future of America. Well, there’s big news: MO is positively NOT going to run for president! (Unless, you know, she’s drafted or something.) I know how disappointed you must be, as are the rest of her fans. She broke the devastating news yesterday at the South By Southwest conference in Austin where she delivered another keynote address (Barry, you  may recall, delivered the key keynote last Friday during Nancy Reagan’s funeral.).My what an interesting…what, dress?...
  • Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick

    03/17/2016 4:56:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | March, 2016 | David Kithcart
    Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick Before all the festivities focused on shamrocks and leprechauns and good luck wishes, there was truly something to celebrate: a man willing to stand in the gap for Jesus Christ. It was an act of defiance that changed the course of a nation. Patrick lit a fire in pagan 5th century Ireland, ushering Christianity into the country. Who was this man who became the patron saint of Ireland? Ireland was a beautiful island shrouded in terrible darkness. Warlords and druids ruled the land. But across the sea in Britain, a teen-ager was poised...
  • In New York City St. Patrick’s Day has become Irish Day and nothing more

    03/17/2016 5:14:22 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    Vanity | March 17, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When I was a kid there was always something special about St. Patrick’s Day. We were taught it was the day to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick, the man who converted Ireland to Christianity by using a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. Patrick is the patron Saint of the nation of my forefathers. In my home, referring to Saint Patrick as Paddy was not tolerated. To this day hearing Saint Patrick’s Day called St. Paddy’s Day is like the sound of nails on a chalkboard for me. We were also taught that Patrick chased the snakes out of...
  • De Blasio ends his boycott of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/03/2016 11:05:22 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/16
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is ending a two-year boycott of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade now that it has fully dropped its longstanding ban on allowing gay and lesbian groups to march under their own banners. De Blasio, a first-term Democrat, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that for the first time he will take part in the parade along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. He skipped the parade in 2014, when no gay groups were allowed to openly march, and he skipped again last year, when only one small lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
  • (Re-post) Priest Ejected while Pro-abort Politician Honored

    03/19/2015 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Daily Catholic ^ | April 5, 2001
    NEWARK, New Jersey, Apr. 4, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) - Father Peter West, a staff member at the Priests for Life group in New Jersey, was recently physically thrown out of a Catholic school hall while a pro-abortion politician was being honored inside.    While not a Priests for Life-sponsored event, Father West and a group of 15 pro-lifers protested the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Newark on Sunday, March 18. Their complaint was that pro-abortion politician Jim McGreevey, the Democrat candidate for governor, was appointed grand marshal of the parade. Father West noted that much of the parade and events afterward...
  • Charade Dishonors Saint Patrick and Parade

    03/20/2015 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    HLI ^ | 03.17.15 | Fr. Peter West
    In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups are marching openly for the first time in Saint Patrick’s Day parades after years of lobbying and court battles. In Boston, two LGBT groups have been invited to participate in the parade “honoring” Saint Patrick – Out Vets and Boston Pride. In New York, Out@NBC-Universal will be allowed to march in the parade for the first time.These groups reject Catholic teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts and advocate for same-sex “marriage.” The Church is on the defensive, and Church leaders are concerned about appearing intolerant. Of course,...
  • Cardinal Dolan leads NYC St. Patrick’s Parade as first-ever gay activist group joins

    03/17/2015 2:52:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    NEW YORK, March 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan led Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Tuesday as grand marshal, despite backlash from faithful Catholics unhappy with the organizers’ decision to allow an openly homosexual activist group to march in the event.“I’m as radiant as the sun, so thanks be to God for the honor and the joy,” said Cardinal Dolan on Tuesday morning, as he led 250,000 marchers down Fifth Avenue – including a delegation from “Out @ NBC Universal,” a group of gay activists who work for NBC, the network that televises the parade.Catholic...
  • " St. Patrick Was a Baptist"

    03/16/2015 8:16:21 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 118 replies
    Don Boys "Common Sense for Today News" ^ | March 14, 2015 | Don Boys
    Our Catholic friends won’t like this revelation but facts are facts. Patrick (original name was Sucat) was born in Scotland about 375 AD and lived about 85 years dying in 460. As a teen he was captured by marauding raiders and taken to Ireland where he was sold to Milcho, a Druid chieftain and held in slavery for six years. Patrick said that he was hungry and naked during that time. He eventually walked 200 miles to the Irish coast to escape and to find his way back to Scotland. It is my desire to dispel the myths, delusions, superstitions...
  • Catholic school pulls out of Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after gay group approved

    02/26/2015 8:29:38 PM PST · by massmike · 31 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 02/26/2015 | n/a
    Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Still River, MA has withdrawn its marching band and float of Saint Patrick from this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after learning that a small homosexual activist group will be allowed to march while publicly identifying its homosexuality. The school is compelled by the teachings of the Catholic Church to pull out. According to the Principal, Brother Thomas Dalton, “Catholics are forbidden to sponsor or even participate in an event which openly promotes unnatural and immoral behavior. The Church will never accept nor condone same sex marriage and the homosexual life style.” For 25...