Kevin Dougherty…Supreme Court Candidate and Compassionate Judge

By Sabina Clarke Recently, I caught up with Judge Kevin Dougherty, a candidate for one of the three vacant seats opening up on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — the highest court in the Commonwealth and the oldest court in the nation — predating the United States Supreme Court by 67 years. The election is on […]



A NATION AND NOT A RABBLE: The Irish Revolution 1913-1923 by Diarmaid Ferriter

Reviewed by Msgr. Francis A. Carbine In 2016, the people of the Republic of Ireland and Irish Diaspora will observe the centenary of the Rising. This event on Easter Monday in Dublin, 1916, led to Ireland’s War of Independence [1919-1920]. An Anglo-Irish treaty was ratified in 1922. English dominance in twenty -six counties ended. What will […]

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: The Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

We asked local residents what they thought  about Pope Francis, his visit and the future of the Catholic Church in our area. 1. What is different to you about Pope Francis compared to previous popes? 2. What impact do you hope the Pope’s visit will have on the city and the future of the Catholic […]

Kieran Jordan—Leader in the Field of Irish Dance

TOP: Kieran Jordan and Kevin Doyle dancing traditional Irish jigs, in Miltown Malbay, County Clare. Music from Michael Tubridy and James Keane. BOTTOM: A taste of Willie Clancy Summer School from County Clare. Here is a clip from the Dance Recital. Kieran started off dancing a few sean-nós steps, and then Kevin Doyle joins in […]


Conor McGregor versus Chad Mendes: A Dublin Boy Goes Up Against an All-American Wrestler in UFC 189

Caption (above): McGregor the Irishman delivers something no other fighter can: a new audience in the nation of Ireland. By Brendan Clay I’m sitting at the bar at Tír na nÓg in center city sipping on a water and waiting to watch Irish mixed martial arts sensation Conor McGregor go up against the most significant […]

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