Bill Donohue on dispensations to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day: “The cuisine calls for corned beef—as well as for lots of green beer. That can’t be ignored” (Beliefnet, 3-9); “It would be imprudent for Cardinal George not to accede to this reality that corned beef and cabbage and green beer are the staples of an Irishman’s diet on St. Patrick’s Day” (Chicago Tribune, 3-16).

The Catholic League contingent marches up New York’s Fifth Avenue

in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17.

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