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Reflections on Today: by a lapsed (thinking about recovering) Irish Catholic

Like the eminent Father Thomas Merton, I run away without knowing it and then must find my way back.

Mary shows me over and over that the Trinity, and she, is real—but off I go—like a small child trying to strike out on her own—no maturity, no funds, and only a miniscule idea of what the world really is or what is God’s will. 43 more words

10,000 Things

#OTD in 1688 – Goodwife ‘Goody’ Ann Glover is hanged in Boston, Massachusetts, accused of witchcraft.

The last woman to be hanged in Boston as a witch was Goodwife ‘Goody’ Ann Glover, an Irish laundress. This North End resident was wildly accused in 1688 of practicing witchcraft by the infamous Reverend Coton Mather, pastor of the old North Church. 413 more words

Ireland

Why pay to teach your kids how to hate?

For some strange reason, you can only be labeled as a racist or xenophobe if you are not a liberal and  say something about a “person of color” or someone with origins from another country. 418 more words

Op-ed

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

Strange things happen to me in Barnes and Noble. I tell my husband I will be ready to go in just a minute but have to go to the restroom before we leave. 472 more words

Breast Cancer

Livin' in a Fool's Paradise

Paradise News
David Lodge

It seems appropriate to finish a book about vacation while on one. Except that the trip at the center of this book is hardly a vacation and the drive just taken to… 1,153 more words

Books

JOE CASSIDY, DIVINER: AN IRISH PHENOMENON

                

The Celts are often credited with more second sight than the average. To the extent that’s true, it’s unsurprising that those who can really claim gifts of a psychic nature will be real standouts and rather spectacular like Co Clare’s Biddy Early historically who fascinated many from Lady Gregory to Mary Daly. 2,586 more words

Religious Issues

Conflict in Ireland: new starting point for 'The Parting Glass'

So, I have a new idea for The Parting Glass. Although it would seem that it began in Scotland, the Irish have certainly adopted and morphed it as their own. 282 more words

Historical Fiction