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  • Pittsburgh bishop gets hate mail over St. Pat’s meat ruling

    Pittsburgh bishop gets hate mail over St. Pat’s meat ruling

    • May 21, 2017

    Bishop David A. Zubik said he got hate mail over a decision to allow Catholics to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day, a Friday during Lent, which he took as symptomatic of an excess of anger, feat and hatred in the world. Zubik also said that when Pope Francis meets President Donald Trump, he expects Francis to have the “little people” of the world on his mind.

  • It’s time to end the game over St. Patrick’s Day and Lent

    It’s time to end the game over St. Patrick’s Day and Lent

    • Mar 17, 2017

    Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday of Lent this year, and bishops are divided on whether to allow people to have corned beef hash. There is a hodgepodge of contradictory rules, and people get upset because their bishop didn’t give the dispensation, or they fret no one really cares about Lent.

  • In a changing city, look back at the Irish archbishops who built the Church in New York

    • Mar 17, 2017

    Ireland has played an important role in the life of the Catholic Church in America, and nowhere is this more apparent than in New York City, where every archbishop has been of Irish heritage. A new book – ‘Sons of St. Patrick: A History of the Archbishops of New York from Dagger John to Timmytown’ – looks at this history.

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