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Friday, March 15, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day: Religious Holy Day or Ethnic Holiday?


St. Patrick’s Day: Religious Holy Day or Ethnic Holiday?

John P. McCarthy
 

March 17 is the feast day of St. Patrick, the missionary who brought Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, and who is Patron Saint of Ireland, as well as the Archdiocese of New York. Observance of the day, whether in Ireland or among the Irish diaspora, has been hybrid in nature: religious, but also […]

Caesar’s Enduring Influence on Western Civilization

David G. Bonagura Jr.
 

“Beware the Ides of March!” So heard Gaius Julius Caesar, Rome’s just-declared Dictator for Life, as he walked to meet the Senate on this day in 44 BC. Hours later, Caesar lay dead, murdered by a group of senators conspiring to rid Rome of his tyranny. In death Caesar became larger than life: declared a […]

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