When Caesar’s sun fell out of the sky And whoso hearkened right Could only hear the plunging Of the nations in the night. GK Chesterton, Ballad of the White Horse It is easy to lose sight of the historical Saint
Catholic bashing has become the national sport of Ireland. Blaming the Brits for every ill that has ever afflicted Ireland has become passé, and in the former land of saints and scholars the Church is the whipping boy
Something for the weekend. Michael Collins. A song in tribute to Michael Collins, the father of Irish independence, whose life and death symbolized the glory and tragedy of Ireland. Collins was the most talented Irish statesman and soldier of the last century.
Number 3 of my series on great Jesuits of American history. A year before the colonies won their fight for independence, John McElroy first saw the light of day in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, Ireland on May 11,1782. At this time English imposed penal laws