When Gregory Peck passed away on June 12, the world mourned one of the last icons of Hollywood's glory years. In all the tributes that were paid to him, few mentioned Peck's Irish roots, of which he was most proud. In June 1997, Peck, who rarely gave interviews in his last years, sat down with Irish America Editor Patricia Harty. An edited version of that interview … [Read more...] about Gregory Peck: A Class Act
John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted and The John Walsh Show, talks about his family, his television shows, his thoughts on Ireland, and his tireless crusading. ℘℘℘ Before he was a TV icon, crime-fighter, father of a murdered child, legislative harbinger and "the guy in the leather jacket," John Walsh was an Irish-American everyman. Born in 1945 to Mary Jean Callahan and … [Read more...] about The Life of John Walsh
Martin Sheen takes time out from a family reunion in Ireland to meet war protesters. ℘℘℘ Martin Sheen was in Ireland for a family reunion in May. His mother, Mary Ann Phelan, was born in 1903 in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, and Sheen and his brothers Frank, John and Carlos, and his sister Carmen, returned to their mother's home town for a celebratory mass in honor of what … [Read more...] about The Star of West Wing Goes to Tipperary
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
Things Could Be
A collection of quotes in memoriam of the iconic, one and only, Gregory Peck. ℘℘℘ "His own personality, his morality, his strengths all fused effortlessly and honestly into the characters he played. Others who snared this quality were Spencer Tracy and Jimmy Stewart, but Gregory Peck particularly defined decency and honor." –Ciaran O'Reilly, Founder, Irish Repertory Theatre, … [Read more...] about Gregory Peck: Remembered