Father Mike's Column

Father Mike's Column

“Twins?”

I have always liked the phrase “Irish twins”, referring to two children born to the same mother within a 12 month period.  While originally used as a pejorative term against Irish Catholics who were too ignorant of or too Catholic for birth control, it no longer has that negative connotation.  Rather, at least for me, it speaks of the closeness of larger families and the ways in which siblings can be so alike, even those who may not be actual twins.  I have three sisters and while none of us are twins (or Irish twins for that matter) we are,… Read More

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