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  • Northern Ireland with Richard Bangs

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    July 6, 2012 | 3:30 am

    Northern Ireland. It warms every hand that stretches, and it thaws the frozen seas within us. There is something eternal about the light of this land, a radiance that unshadows the future, like the pillars of a bridge supporting what we see into the delights of what we soon will. So...

  • It’s finally clear why I saw ‘Titanic’ nine times

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 22, 2012 | 10:21 pm

    It took Daniel Mendelsohn’s discursive and insightful essay on the enduring appeal of the Titanic story for me to realize that it wasn’t my raging teenage hormones that drew me back to the Riviera movie theater over and over again (even if tickets were just $3.75). Rather, it was my...

  • On a sinking Titanic, one priest stayed to hear confessions

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 18, 2012 | 12:19 am

    This past weekend marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and for the occasion, the Deacon’s Bench blog at Patheos, via LifeSiteNews, shared the story of Father Thomas Byles, who died as he lived—in service to the faithful—and went down with the Titanic while...

  • Availability of kosher food aboard Titanic sheds light on immigration via England

    April 12, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Of the 2,225 people aboard Titanic on its maiden voyage, 1,512 perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic when the ship went down in the early hours of April 15, 1912.

    Charles Kennell was among the nearly 700 crew members to die that night. Born in Cape Town, South Africa,...

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  • The story of Titanic survivors Leah and ‘Filly’ Aks

    March 29, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    When Titanic departed on its first and last voyage from Southampton, England on Wednesday, April 10, 1912, 18-year-old Jewish immigrant Leah Aks and her 10-month-old son, Philip were on board.

    Passover had concluded the day before. On sailing day, Leah was pleased to find that the...

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