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.
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!

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