By Tom Deignan For five decades, John Feerick has done his best to make sure America can deal with things at their worst. If you read the headlines this week, you saw angry debates about what to do in the wake of protests-turned-riots in the nation’s capital. Ultimately, the House of Representatives voted – for the second time – to impeach president Donald Trump, though … [Read more...] about Understanding the 25th Amendment and Impeachment
President Michael D. Higgins was in New York in September for the United Nations General Assembly, where he attended many high-level bilateral meetings with other world leaders. While in New York, he also participated in various other events around the city with the Irish diaspora. At the U.N., Higgins delivered Ireland’s national statement to the General Assembly and later … [Read more...] about President Higgins in the U.S.A.
I have no interest in Ancestry.com or tracing my roots. I know most of my DNA and it’s all Irish on my mom’s side. Her father, the son of a Ballylongford, County Kerry, farmer, was named Tom Keane. He emigrated to America sometime around 1900 – it’s believed he had to hightail it out of Ireland because of his IRA affiliation, and that doesn’t surprise me at all. Tom had crossed … [Read more...] about Photo Album: Tales of New York
Tim Russert was presented with an honorary doctorate from Fordham University after speaking at the graduation ceremony in New York on May 22, 2004. Russert has hosted Meet the Press for 12 years and is a political analyst for NBC Nightly News and the Today show. He anchors The Tim Russert Show on CNBC, MSNBC, and is a senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC … [Read more...] about Russert Speaks at Fordham University
Fordham's 158th Commencement; Fr. O'Hare retires; The Koppels deliver keynote; Liam Neeson is honored.
After a historic 19-year tenure May 17 marked the final graduation ceremony for the Rev. Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., who is retiring as Fordham University's president. He encouraged this year's graduates to be engaged in society.
"I pray we become successful, but we should … [Read more...] about To Dream of How
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