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Saturday, March 17, 2007

man with black hat: My Celtic Moments Revisited

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[A] few years ago, I was interviewed for a writing job by a priest who edited a major Catholic periodical. A native of Dublin, he reminded me of what really mattered:

"Patrick was not Irish, and on his Feast Day, we do not celebrate being Irish; we celebrate being Catholic."

Today, those who are Irish, or who wish they were, will dine on corned beef and cabbage. Sal and I will listen to Celtic music the entire day, and get a take-out order of the above from an Irish pub. Then tonight we'll probably watch Mel Gibson in
Braveheart. Who cares if William Wallace was Scottish? No one cares if Patrick is, do they?

After all, "The Apostle of Ireland" is properly claimed by Catholics everywhere. "Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se."


At 4/14/2007 1:13 PM, Blogger Rod said...

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At 5/02/2007 4:58 AM, Blogger portalexx said...

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At 6/20/2007 2:39 PM, Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

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At 6/10/2008 12:06 PM, Blogger angelmeg said...

Help! I changed my template and lost my B Team widget! I feel just naked without it.

I posted my comment here because I was born on St. Patrick's day. I thought that would be appropriate.

please help me get back my B team badge of honor!


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