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by | Aug 13, 2022

Ireland was once famous for dispatching Catholic missionaries to pagan lands. But now an increasingly secularized Ireland needs missionaries sent to it. The once-pious island has gone from saving civilization to losing it, plunging into a hedonistic culture that promotes…

by | Mar 17, 2022

For most Americans the horrific Russian invasion has introduced them to Ukraine for the first time. For me, this happened a half century ago. Ronald Reagan’s 1980 political campaign was seeking to win the support of previously Democratic ethnic groups,…

by | Oct 23, 2021

During his Thursday town hall meeting with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, President Joe Biden blithely dismissed the most basic assertion of those who have chosen to resist a COVID-19 vaccination. “Freedom? I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID,”…

by | May 27, 2021

Ireland’s announcement this week that it is opposed to the Biden administration’s arguments for a global minimal corporate tax is good news. Whereas G7 countries have endorsed the idea, the intransigence of the Emerald Isle is encouraging. (Apparently, President Biden’s…

by | Nov 26, 2018

A British politician who lived by his pen, enjoyed a chequered reputation attracting supporters and detractors, warned of an existential threat to his nation, while boasting American antecedents? Many will answer “Winston Churchill.” Full marks, though, for taking a contemporary…

by | Aug 7, 2018

The emergence of a new, and small, republican dissident group had led to one of the worst upheavals of violence in Northern Ireland in recent years. For six consecutive nights the ‘New IRA’ provoked violence on the sectarian fault line…

by | Aug 7, 2018

The emergence of a new, and small, republican dissident group had led to one of the worst upheavals of violence in Northern Ireland in recent years. For six consecutive nights the ‘New IRA’ provoked violence on the sectarian fault line…

by | Jun 24, 2018

The profane long has coexisted with the sacred. During earlier ages the secular authorities often sought to protect established faiths by punishing blasphemy. Even where organized religion is dying, the rule sometimes lives on. In October, Ireland will vote on…

by | May 9, 2017

Some days, it’s not easy to be Irish. I’ve been dragging around that sickening feeling since this past weekend, when I was reading the news from the Old Country and came upon a story that actor/comedian/author Stephen Fry is up…

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