A Bit Of St. Patrick’s Day Skepticism

St. Patrick’s Day has some religious significance, according to the Catholic Church, but for the vast majority of celebrants it seems to be much more about wearing some green, raising a pint or two of stout to the Emerald Isle, and perhaps listening to a bit of nice traditional(ish) music. … Continue reading

“It’s Time to Scrap Southie’s St. Patrick’s Parade”

According to Margery Eagan, columnist for the Boston Herald, “It’s time to get rid of ” the  South Boston St. Patrick’s Parade: This supposed celebration of Irish pride and culture has instead become a paean to bigotry. It’s an embarrassment to Boston. It should embarrass Irish-Americans. . . . Where … Continue reading

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