Religion

Celebrating Saint Patrick

Today is the feast of Saint Patrick. It is a day to give thanks to God for the gift of Christianity and for the example of so many women and men who have been lights in the darkness for us, who have brought the faith to the ends of the earth, and who continue to…… Continue reading Celebrating Saint Patrick

Religion

A Different Way to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

The life of Saint Patrick, the humble man from Britain who escaped Roman slavery and brought Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, is celebrated annually on March 17. Despite Saint Patrick’s successful Christian missionary work and his designation as the primary patron saint of Ireland, the day we commemorate his life has become associated…… Continue reading A Different Way to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Commentary

The Stupidity of Celebrating Columbus’s ‘Discovery’

Columbus Day. A day where many Americans celebrate the ‘discovery’ of America.  Why do we glorify it? For us thinking people, we realize that Columbus didn’t discover anything.  In fact, he stumbled across a civilization, which he wrote about in his famous diary: They… brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many…… Continue reading The Stupidity of Celebrating Columbus’s ‘Discovery’