Ireland and the Vikings: A Story of Resistance

By Carmel McCaffrey Interest in the Vikings and their escapades throughout Europe has grown in recent years mostly because of popular TV dramas – but much of what is written and described in these dramatizations is more myth than historic… Continue Reading

Charles Martin: Across the Ocean Wild and Wide

By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine ”I’ll take you home again, Kathleen, / To where your heart has ever been / Since you were first my bonnie bride / Across the ocean wild and wide.” “This is my favorite song” said… Continue Reading

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia Who Were Nurses in the Civil War

(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “One With”— Magazine of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, Spring 2013) By Sister Roberta Archibald SSJ Their ministry of healing had its roots in a centuries-old tradition of caring for… Continue Reading

John Ruddy Goes Home to Donegal — The Remains of 18-year-old Immigrant Found at Duffy’s Cut to be Reburied in Ardara

CAPTION: Dr. William Watson and his twin brother, the Rev. Dr. Frank Watson, have led the investigation into the slaughtered Irish railway workers found at Duffy’s Cut. By Dr. William Watson The remains are the first-found set of remains from Duffy’s Cut… Continue Reading