Bobo chicken, at least as interpreted at Szechuan Impression, is a party in a pot, a ceramic pot that strongly resembles a novelty St. Patrick's Day hat, half-filled with chile-laced broth and with long bamboo skewers sticking up from the vessel in almost comic profusion, like spines from a...
Photo by: Marty O’Connor A mountain rescue team coming of Croagh Patrick on reek Sunday. Every team on the island attends to provide cover for up to 20,000 pilgrims climbing the mountain on the last Sunday of July. The exercise starts around 3.00 the night before when the teams deploy, A team can deal with more...
NEW YORK — After years of strong resistance, organizers of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade said this week that gay men and lesbians will be allowed to march under their own banner for the first time, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan — the parade’s grand marshal next March — has welcomed the move. Read full article >>
Imagine you open up a bag of Lay’s Barbecue potato chips and, among the expected rust-colored discs of fried tubers you find a pair of bright green chips that look like some sort of St. Patrick’s Day gimmick. Turns out these chips are supposed to look like that; they just shouldn’t have ended up in your bag. A Reddit user … [More]
“Hi, Mighty, Tim (Honest Tim) Myles here with a benefit I hope your loyal readers will support it. Today at 1 p.m. the 6th Annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day walk in memory of Bernadine Quinn will be held. She was a local barmaid and pub owner who succumbed to cancer. Show More Summary
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has been the target of withering criticism from Catholics after saying that he'll stay on as the grand marshal of next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade even though the entire celebration is totally going to be ruined by the inclusion of one LGBT group. Show More Summary
"We are now half-way to St. Patrick’s Day, and many will be tipping a few in anticipation of the March 17, 2015 parades and celebrations. For several reasons, the Guinness boycott must continue. First, we should remember that this corporate bully tried to shove its secular agenda down our throats by punishing the New York City St. Show More Summary
Via the Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today applied to have an Irish-American contingent from the organization included as an official participant in next year's St. Show More Summary
Catholic League President Bill Donahue--a frequent, high-volume television commentator on Church topics--appears to have taken the position that New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade has virtually nothing to do with St. Patrick, being Irish, or being Catholic. Show More Summary
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is going to be the Grand Marshal of the next St. Patrick's Day parade in New York. Which was fine and dandy until the parade organizers decided to allow a LGBT group to march with a banner.So now you'll see a wide variety of Catholics speaking up on whether Dolan should still be Grand Marshal. Show More Summary
Extreme anti-gay activist Bill Donohue is all over the media right now stomping his feet about the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade's decision to allow one LGBT group to march (for now) in next year's parade. In order...
For the first time in 20 years, the league won’t join those marching in New York City’s famous tribute to the Irish saint because a gay group is being permitted to walk under an identifying banner, but an anti-abortion Catholic group is not.
A New York City Catholic group has pulled out of next year's St. Patrick's Day parade, just a week after parade officials decided to allow a gay rights group to march in the event under its own banner.
The Catholic League said Thursday that it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march. The group, formally... To view the full story, click the title link.
Controversy continues over New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade's policies, and one group is not taking 'no' for an answer. Yesterday morning, Irish LGBT groups held a press conference on the steps of the New York Public Library. They say...
Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue today announced that he has been betrayed by the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade committee and will boycott next year's event. According to Donohue, he had been promised that an anti-abortion group would be allowed to march in the parade in return for allowing one gay group to participate. Show More Summary
As regards St. Patrick's Day, let's be clear on a few things. First, St. Patrick is the Catholic patron saint of Ireland. He is not a saint shared by other Christian communities (like the Apostles, for example). If non-Catholic Irish or others claim him, they're borrowing him (not that he'd object, as he was a great evangelizer). Show More Summary
Gay activists are calling on a group affiliated with NBC not to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade next year unless other groups are included after a decades-long ban.
Gay activists who have been pushing to join New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade since the 1990s called on organizers Tuesday to include them, not just a group for gay NBC employees. Members of... To view the full story, click the title link.
Organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade announced last week that one and only one gay group would be allowed to march in next year's parade, prompting activists to question why only a single group was selected. Now, those activists are applying for the 2016 parade—not that they think they'll be allowed to march. [ more › ]