Tag Archives: Ireland

Were The Tuam Children Denied Baptism?

That was one of the damning charges of the story that rolled out of Ireland a few weeks ago. Short answer? No. For the longer answer comes Kevin Clarke, writing over at America magazine, reporting that this was another overblown … Continue reading

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A Clarification About The Deaths Of 800 Children In Tuam, Ireland, And More…UPDATED

  …rolls of the presses of The Irish Times. Writing therein, Rosita Boland teases out more truth from the story by interviewing Catherine Corless, the local historian whose patient, self-funded, efforts to commemorate these children’s memories, got unwittingly added to … Continue reading

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On Hamlet, Our Sins, And The Man In The Mirror UPDATED

I was going to write a long and involved post on the little news item that we would surely love to sweep under the carpet. The news out of Ireland about our failure to uphold Jesus’s new commandment. The commandment … Continue reading

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Hilaire Belloc on St. Patrick

What follows is from Hilaire Belloc’s collection of essays, First and Last (<<= free on Kindle). Not bad reading on this good saint’s feast day. Saint Patrick If there is one thing that people who are not Catholic have gone wrong upon … Continue reading

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St. Brigid of Ireland: A Saint After My Own Heart

It’s the feast day of the plucky little lass from Ireland who penned one of my favorite little prayers of thankfulness and joy, I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the … Continue reading

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