By Abdon Moriarty Pallasch The idea that Irish monks in an ox-hide boat might have beaten the Conquistadors and the Vikings to America was largely relegated to Irish folklore before 1976. That year, British navigation scholar Tim Severin set off from Ireland in an ox-hide leather “currach” to prove that St. Brendan the Navigator andRead more..
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Monsignor , my uncle, had a curious saying for a priest: “M’anam an diabhal” – “May the Devil take my soul.” He’d say it several times a day, laughing, when something struck him as funny or ironic. Uncle John Joe could have enjoyed a very comfortable ministry in DuPage County, the well-off Western suburbs ofRead more..