On February 7, 1882, John L. Sullivan was on his way to becoming “America’s first sports hero.” All the 24-year-old son of Irish immigrants had to do was throw his hat into the ring....More
Mary Pat Kelly looks at the Vatican’s latest censorship move to silence American nuns. I am shocked and heartsick at the Vatican’s action to censor the nuns. I know a lot of nuns, I was one...More
On this day in 2005, President George W. Bush proclaimed March 2006 to be Irish-American Heritage Month. The following February, he issued a statement saying, “The histories of Ireland and the United States are deeply intertwined. For generations, the sons and daughters of Ireland have come to America with a spirit of determination and optimism that has strengthened our Nation’s character and enriched our history … Their hard work, firm values, and strong faith have made our Nation a better place.” His father, President George H.W. Bush, signed Public Law 101-428 in 1990, which proclaimed March 1991 as the first Irish American Heritage Month. This legislation was introduced in Congress at the suggestion of The American Foundation for Irish Heritage.