The most famous holiday on my mother’s side features green beer, public intoxication, forced affection from strangers, and a customary meal that smells unpleasant.
Time has eschewed the history of the holiday’s namesake in favor of joyful chances to make elaborate and often costly proclamations of love and devotion.
Saints and sinners, persecution and martyrs, corruption and redemption—William J. Bennett’s new history of Christianity, ‘Tried By Fire,’ tells the story of the church in all its challenging glory.
Valentine’s Day presents an opportunity to discuss far more important things than bad poems and candy. Here are some ideas.
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