Sidewalksby Tom Deignan
- Remembering Morton Downey, Jr, the father of trash TV
- Father Andrew Greeley’s powerful faith - remembering the larger than life Chicago priest
- Ireland’s rotten Apple scheme - two-bit operation need to pay their dues to maintain “civilized society”
- Sleazy secrets and the American Dream of Dublin born spy Kevin Richard Halligen
- 'The Great Gatsby' author F Scott Fitzgerald’s death and burial another Catholic lesson
Charles Wolf’s wife, Katherine was among the thousands murdered in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
But Wolf is not among those outraged that there are plans to open a Muslim cultural center near this hallowed ground.
Last week, federal judge Denise Cote received a letter from FDNY Captain Liam Flaherty. The letter was about the long hours Long Islander Michael Finnerty put in at Ground Zero in the terrible days and weeks after the attacks of 9/11.
But this was not a court case about, say, compensation for breathing toxic air in lower Manhattan.
It is a heartbreaking question for any Irish American -- were your people lace curtain or shanty?
The question is all the more heartbreaking because -- and here is Irish logic at its finest -- being lace curtain can be as much a source of shame or embarrassment as being dubbed “shanty.”
Arizona lawmaker John Kavanagh -- who was actually born in Queens -- was recently challenged by a protester.