Novena to Saint Patrick

san_patrizio.jpgMaria Elena Vidal reminds us that the Novena to Saint Patrick begins today, and provides us with a beautiful prayer. The Church in Ireland is in crisis, and the last two generations of Americans of Irish descent are, in alarming numbers, abandoning the practice of the faith of their forefathers. Read John P. McCarthy’s excellent review of “The End of Irish Catholicism?” by D. Vincent Twomey, S.V.D. And pray the Novena.