Saint v. Saint

Saint v. Saint

My latest published work is now online in the forum. One of the pieces was a feature I was asked to write by the National Catholic Register. They wanted to pit an Italian against an Irishman in a battle of the two great saints of March: Patrick and Joseph. It was supposed to be a humorous exchange that informs while it entertains. I think it came out well. Here it is.

I’ve also posted something I wrote for the March issue of Catholic World Report which was a followup to our coverage of the same-sex marriage issue. Here’s that one.

  • My wife also credits him with the successful sale of our old house some years ago
    2004-03-18 11:53:37
    2004-03-18 15:53:37
    Truth be told, GOR, when I was a boy, haggis was only widely available around Burns Night. So I’ve only eaten it once … neeps … (shudder) … could drive a man to drink.

    In my previous post, I was referring to the nation with twice the regular drinkers among men and three times the percentage of women, compared to the EU average. And the nation whom Dom expressed his “deep admiration” for their sense of humor—the West Britons who partake of enough Guinness, Murphynt_author_IP> 2004-03-17 14:00:00 2004-03-17 18:00:00 Todd-
    That others turn it into a drink fest doesn’t make it any less a Christian holiday.  Without ST Patrick we don’t have the holiday.  Without Catholicism we don’t have the Saint, without Christianity we don’t have any holiday whatsoever.  This is what makes Georgia’s so call “irish-american society” subject to ridicule. Even they should know better.

  • Joanne,

    Don’t despair. Remember that Jesus promised that the gates of hell shall not prevail. Granted, that’s not a promise that it will always be easy, but just remember the Passion—however difficult it seems, it’s nothing compared to what Christ did for us. And however small the remnant faithful seems it’s a lot bigger than it looks.