No other Christian theologian spoke against slavery before Patrick. Once during Patrick’s mission work, a Welsh chieftain sent raiders to Ireland who attacked a group of newly baptized Christians. The attackers slaughtered the men and took the women captive, to sell them as slaves. Patrick didn’t care who did wrong — he condemned it, and wrote a fierce letter to the Coroticus, the chieftain.And Rocco has a post up about Cardinal O'Connell's (illustrious former Archbishop of Boston) hymn to St. Patrick. And finally, how can one forget the famous Breastplate? Amy has a round up of other St. Paddy links. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Friday, March 17, 2006
The Feast of St. Patrick ...
... as preparations are underway for the bacchanalian celebrations at Five Points tomorrow, here's a piece on St. Patrick from Catholic Exchange: The Good, The Bad, The Misinformed.