“Great Scott! Trump stripped of ambassador role and honorary degree”


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“Scotland votes ‘no’ to independence in historic referendum”


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“Scotland’s voters make their choice in independence referendum”


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Voters leave after casting their ballots at Ritchie Hall in Strichen, Scotland, on September 18, 2014.
Voters leave after casting their ballots at Ritchie Hall in Strichen, Scotland, on September 18, 2014.

SAINT PATRICK


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Feastday: March 17
Patron of Ireland
387 – 461

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints.

Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 461.

Along with St. Nicholas and St. Valentine, the secular world shares our love of these saints. This is also a day when everyone’s Irish.

There are many legends and stories of St. Patrick, but this is his story.

Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies.

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.

During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer.  FULL  POST

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CATHOLIC CARDINALS WILL MEET AT 9:30 IN ROME


By  (@alyssanewcomb)

March 3, 2013

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.

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