He called his wife “Dingbat.” He called his daughter a “weepy Nellie atheist.” Puerto Ricans “spics”; Jews “yids.” He was terrified of African Americans, homosexuals, feminists and evolutionists. But most of all Archie Bunker was afraid of change. He sat in his mangy armchair amidst peeling wallpaper and dingy windows and preached his sermon toRead more..
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John Joseph Moakley Irish America lost a skilled and big-hearted leader with the death on May 28 of Massachusetts Congressman John Joseph Moakley, the South Boston Representative raised in a housing project who became one of the most influential leaders in Congress during his 15 terms there from 1973 to 2001. In January of thisRead more..
John Cardinal O’Connor (1920-2000) Cardinal John O’Connor, the archbishop of the New York Archdiocese, died on May 3 at the age of 80 at his residence in New York City. The cause was cardiopulmonary arrest, a result of his battle with brain cancer. With his passing, the Vatican lost a powerful spokesman and Irish AmericaRead more..