Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! In honor of the feast of the patron saint of Boston, all blog posts today will be done in an Irish brogue. Don’t I do a lovely one?

I won’t be taking advantage of the Friday dispensation for corned beef and cabbage. It’s not of pique or rigorism, but because our parish is having its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner tomorrow night and if there’s time after Melanie’s shower I might stop by. And one corned beef and cabbage dinner per year is plenty for me.

If you want more about St. Patrick, CatholicCulture.org has a very nice web page with history, prayers, recipes, and family activities for the day.

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Domenico Bettinelli
  • Yes, it’s Irish American. Everyone knows that the Irish would eat boiled bacon. Yum.

    The use of corned beef brisket arose because it was the cheapest cut of beef available when the first Irish immigrants arrived. The cured and brined it to make it edible.

    That it used to be cheap (and nearly inedible) is also why brisket became THE Texas barbecue.

    See, we’re not all ignorant Americans. smile

  • Yes Fr. Foley, I made a similar comment on CWN, noting that I felt like King Canute trying to hold back the tide. In my 20+ years of living in Ireland I NEVER had corned beef.

    Some ‘facts’ that “everyone knows” just refuse to die – like the ‘fact’ that Delilah cut off Samson’s hair when he was sleeping (she didn’t…).

  • As I have frequently maintained, I don’t have an accent – all the rest of you people do…!

    But Kelly’s right, my brogues do need some work – a spot of polish wouldn’t hurt…:)