Thursday, March 13, 2008

Holy Week Gets People’s Irish Up

It’s not every day that the church Kalendar makes the news. But this is one of those rare years when March 17th, the normal St. Patrick’s Day, falls in Holy Week. Holy Week takes precedence, of course, as my erudite readers all surely know.

But tell that to people who use St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse for parades, dissipation, and general ungodliness. So there is not a little conflict about how to handle the calendar conflict.

This goes to show what happens when people don’t engage in reverent study of liturgics.

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