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Posted inBooks

Unholy Catholic Ireland: Despite secular shift, many cling to Catholicism

Reading Time: 8 minutes For much of the past century, Ireland was practically synonymous with the Catholic Church. The Church was arguably the most powerful institution for generations of Irish people. But all that began to change in recent years and it’s happened faster than anyone could have anticipated. “Holy Catholic Ireland” is quickly turning unholy. Ireland is now […]

Posted inScience

A Pelican Finds His Freedom — Again (LSP #205)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Recently, a Great White Pelican in Ireland found his freedom — again (archive). I loved this story. Who couldn’t empathize with him? Indeed, his attempts to gain freedom seem to have stirred something in his captors, who don’t seem to be in a huge rush to recapture him. Today, Lord Snow Presides over all of us large birds who would rather fly free than stay captured.

Posted inPolitics

The Pope in Ireland, Then and Now

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Pope is visiting Ireland and things couldn’t look more different than they appear to be from photos, or at least from this meme: There is clearly a huge difference here and the photo locations may not have been fairly compared, I don’t know. I can’t see them reaching these levels: Because there has been a seismic shift […]

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