Archive for April, 2015

The Last First Generation

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Editor’s Corner: The Last First Generation A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News America is still an immigrant nation – I read a lot about the Irish American experience; I love American and Irish history, and the intriguing interlinks. I see stark similarities between the Irish and other immigrant Italian, […]

Drum Roll Please: May has Come!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Drum roll please … The May issue of the Ohio Irish American News​ has arrived! Our cover features Father-Ray Kelly​, the singing priest, who released his new CD, Where I Belong, after his personalized version of Hallelujah for a parishioner’s wedding was recorded and swamped Youtube. You will love the CD. The review is attached, […]

Forever Seven: Joseph Plunkett

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Forever Seven: Joseph Plunkett By Anne Waters A Story from this months’ issue of the Ohio Irish American News​ Joseph Plunkett can be captured in two words, tenacity and determination. He was the youngest Signatory to the Proclamation and overcame tremendous odds to be present in the General Post Office (GPO) when the Proclamation was […]

Katherine Mary V: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Katherine Mary V: Dedicated to Dad By Katherine Boyd This winter has been a trying one. My father, who is slipping into the quicksand of Alzheimer’s, slipped a little further away. He no longer knows my name. But in his eyes, I see a glimpse of recognition. And that’s something. My mother fell. She broke […]

Inner View: Ireland’s Four Courts Press Crosses the Globe: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Inner View: Ireland’s Four Courts Press Crosses the Globe Four Courts Press is Ireland’s leading and most active Academic Publishing House, in business for over 40 years. Four Courts Press was founded in 1970 by Michael Adams as a small press. Starting in 1992, Four Courts Press expanded rapidly from its theology base, first into […]

New Day LXLIX: Last Day for New Day

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

New Day LXLIX: Last Day for New Day New Day 99 – For a variety of reasons, I haven’t posted in 3 weeks. I see the struggle of others, especially Amy Reinshagen Carr and Mary McNeely Maloney, and see how brave they are; how stupid am I. Much I would take on from them, spare […]

Illuminations: Why Was de Valera Spared? A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Illuminations: Why Was De Valera Spared? By: J. Michael Finn As preparations are made for the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Ireland, it is important to understand that there remain lingering historical questions about the event and its aftermath. One of those questions concerns Éamon de Valera; after executing 14 of the […]

New Day LXXXV: The Day my Sister Selflessly Saved my Life

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

New Day LXXXV: The Day my Sister Selflessly Saved my Life I am the youngest of 4, with 3 older sisters – lotta damage, lotta therapy, let me tell ya. Family legend has it that when I was born, after 3 girls, my dad jumped up and down on the bed. If you know my […]

New Day LXXXIV: Happy Happy Easter

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

New Day LXXXIV: Happy Happy Easter I don’t want to write today. Therapeutic effects aside, I strive to lift, not whine. I am burned out physically, and mentally tired of giving so much of my energy, my strength, my day and my life to fighting this pain. I am in my 6th week of Orencia […]

Editor’s Corner – 100 Issues, 100th Anniversary of Cleveland’s Boxing World Champion

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Editor’s Corner Post St. Patrick’s Day is a lot like post Christmas – a little sense of letdown, or anticlimax after the show is over.  The blessings of (relatively) good weather this year only amplified the sense of celebration the holiday and the onset of spring brings to our family, through our faith. We made […]