"Prohibition became one battle in a much larger culture war which included attacks against Irish-dominated Tammany Hall, as well as Irish American skepticism about America's 1917 entrance into World War I."
"It’s far better to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth, that way you can barrel through life like a hog though a ballet...America’s establishment has never dared to tell us that story so openly before because they are smart and anticipate blowback if not outright revolution."
"The Apollo House activists say they now want to turn their movement into a national campaign. Presumably that is why they have decided not to register as a housing charity, even though they have received around €170,000 in donations from the public."
Every Christmas without fail, I find myself watching the 1944 movie "Going My Way" starring Bing Crosby as the Irish American priest sent to close the parish of an aging Irish priest...It always makes me wonder what happened to this breed of Irish priests.
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