Shamrock Reins…A Healing Place for Veterans

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Interview: Janet L. Brennan, Founder & Executive Director Interview and Photos By Katharine Gilbert 1. How did you decide to establish a center of caring for veterans. I truly feel this is a calling. From that very moment I bought… Continue Reading

5 Questions for Susan Kelly Von Medicus: Local Artist Brings the Golden Age of Irish Manuscripts to Villanova

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Photo above: Ne Timeas: walnut ink and egg tempera on Fabriano paper. Study for student project based on decorations in Lindisfame Gospel text from Luke at Annunciation: Fear not Mary. Were you always interested in art as a young girl?… Continue Reading

Col. O’Kane and His Men—Irish Heroism at Gettysburg

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Irish patriots—Valiant at Gettysburg Compiled by Katharine Gilbert Devoted father Dennis O’Kane was only a lieutenant colonel at Harpers Ferry, when he reacted to the crude comments of Col. Joshua Owen towards his daughter Mary Ann. He pulled Owen from his… Continue Reading

Archdiocese to Close Cardinal Dougherty and Northeast Catholic High Schools

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Caption: Locked out at Cardinal Dougherty. Photo © Katharine Gilbert By Katharine Gilbert With faith that’s strong, with courage bold, we raise our banner high… —Cardinal Dougherty School Song The following is an interview with Donna Farrell, Director of Communications, Archdiocese of… Continue Reading