Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Instead of simply drinking green beer or eating a green bagel, why not read something that Patrick himself wrote? Via the British Library blog, I learned of a website that has images of maniscripts of St. Patrick's Confession which can be viewed online, as well as translations into English and other [Read More...]

The Book of Kells Online

The Library of Trinity College Dublin has made the entire Book of Kells available online! If you like that, you’ll probably like this Anglo-Saxon Psalter in the French National Library too!     [Read more...]

Thomas Brodie Not Fired

After the sensational headline from last week, it seemed to some that the Dominican Biblical Institute had required Thomas Brodie to resign because of a book he wrote in which he claims that Jesus never existed: Beyond the Quest for the Historical Jesus: Memoir of a Discovery. A new article in The Limerick Leader challenges [Read More...]

“Mna Na hEireann” performed by Sharon Corr

Now that Christmas is over, I can share some music I saved until now, since I had more Christmas music than I could fit in before it would have to wait another year! Dănuţ Mănăstireanu shared a version of this classic piece, sometimes known by the English translation of its title, “Woman of Ireland,” performed [Read More...]

Jesus’ Family and Modern Bethlehem

The blog +972 shared the news earlier today that the Israeli embassy in Ireland had posted a derogatory status update about Palestinians, in connection with Jesus and Mary, on their Facebook page: A thought for Christmas…If Jesus and mother Mary were alive today, they would, as Jews without security, probably end up being lynched in [Read More...]

“Magic is Might” Conference at Hogwarts: Call for Papers

Via TheoFantastique, I learned of a call for papers for a conference on Harry Potter. Here are the details: The Harry Potter series has become a publishing phenomenon that has captured the imagination of children and adults all over the world. The stories created by J.K. Rowling have inspired extensive multidisciplinary academic discussion, ranging from [Read More...]


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