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happy St. Patrick’s Day

Today, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, we pay a lovely homage to the land of my mother’s ancestors.   The Irish, throughout their long & glorious history, have always been the victims of persecution & discrimination.  The English Protestants have always given them a bad deal in their own country.  The American Protestants have rooked them blind over here consistently treating them much worse than they’ve treated the blacks, Jews & other minorities.  Unfortunately I’ve never gotten a chance to go to Ireland but I’ve always heard that it’s quite an exceptionally beautiful country.  This entry isn’t meant in any way as a deep serious historical commentary on Ireland or its history.  It’s only intended as a simple doffing of the hat to a fine country & culture.  Many twentieth century Irishman, such as Michael Colllins, James Joyce & Eamonn de Valera, & Irish~Americans, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flannery O’Connor & The Kennedy family have contributed to making the world quite an especially interesting place.

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Posted by on March 17, 2011 in current events, history


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fiftieth anniversary of death of pope pius xii   In his book, Antisemitismo, Rabbi Zolli states: “World Jewry owes a great debt of gratitude to Pius XII for his repeated and pressing appeals for justice on behalf of the Jews and, when these did not prevail, for his strong protests against evil laws and procedures.”  Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of one of the truly great figures of the twentieth century, Pope Pius XII.

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Posted by on October 9, 2008 in catholic, history


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Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, Robert Francis Kennedy, who was then running for the Democratic Party’s nomination as presidential candidate that year, was assassinated by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.  Like his older brother, JFK, RFK was one of the most significant characters in the history of that watershed era.

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Posted by on June 6, 2008 in history


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Please visit the Virtual Carmelite Museum    as a Lay Carmelite, I always have found it quite important to keep up with developments in the wide world of Carmel.    Please visit this site & check out that the Carmelite Order has done throughout the centuries ever since the Middle Ages. Photobucket

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Posted by on May 22, 2008 in catholic, history


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This day in history


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Posted by on May 16, 2008 in history