There are many heroes associated with the Confederate States of America (CSA) whose stories have been forgotten or swept under the rug; after all, the winners write the history. Among those forgotten in our northern history books are Irish Catholic priests like Rev. Tom O’Reilly of Cavan, Rev. Abram Ryan of Tipperary parents and Rev. Peter Whelan of Wexford. Rev. O’Reilly … [Read more...] about Reverend Peter Whelan – The Angel of Andersonville
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The below letter is from Anti-Defamation Chair Neil Cosgrove to the publisher of USA Today concerning the coverage of Katie Taylor's Gold Medal win at the Olympics. This letter was written before she won the Gold. Mr. Larry Kramer , President and Publisher USA TODAY Headquarters 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22108 Phone: 703-854-3400 Fax: 703-854-2049 Dear Mr. … [Read more...] about Letter to USA Today from Anti-Defamation Chair
The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB),and all Bishop Conferences are expressed by Church Law. Can. 447 A conference of bishops, a permanent institution, is a group of bishops of some nation or certain territory who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions for the Christian faithful of their territory in order to promote the greater good which the Church … [Read more...] about Catholic Action
On several occasions in the past, we have denounced revisionists who alter the presentation of history to suit their own purposes. Equally provocative is anything that tends to support the Divide and Conquer tactics originated by the Brits ages ago to separate the Irish into quarreling communities to keep them from uniting against the Crown. No less culpable are those who … [Read more...] about How Long Must We Wear This?
He was a man admired and admonished. He represented an age and a culture that many could relate to, yet just as many wished to forget. To some he was the epitome of the rebel, born to the poverty of a Dublin slum, who rose to become an international literary figure. To others he was the opposite of all that was noble about the Irish. In reality, he was a product of his … [Read more...] about Brendan Behan