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The author, his father and his infant son outdoors in front of a tree.
FaithFaith in Focus
John Dougherty
Our shared name is a constant reminder that the work I do today is not on behalf of some shapeless ideal of a better world, but for the world that my children will grow up in.
Men cutting turf from bog in Maamturk Mountains near Cong, Ireland. iStock photo.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Destroying bogland is the Irish equivalent of burning the Amazon.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, it is good to look back on some of the saint's legendary accomplishments—some more legendary than others.
FaithShort Take
Joseph McAuley
The history of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is a colorful one—though shorter than you think.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
John Steinbeck, who won the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature, had many fans—and a few detractors—among reviewers in America over the years.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Few expected that the waters off Ireland’s southwestern coast would become a potential front in a confrontation with the Russian Federation. But that is exactly what happened at the end of January.