St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints.
There are many legends and stories of St. Patrick, but this is his story.
As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep.Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him.
A top cardinal who resigned last week amid sexual abuse allegations issued an apology today and said there have been times his sexual conduct “has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.”
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, 74, the former Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, resigned last week following published reports that he made unwanted sexual advances toward four priests in Scotland in the 1980s.
O’Brien has been accused of committing “inappropriate acts” in his relations with three priests and one former priest from the diocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, British newspaper The Observer reported last Sunday.