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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Why MX Celebrates St. Patrick's Day (Historyof Irish ...
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:59:42 EDT
I haven't seen the movie, but I lived in Texas for awhile, and I remember
visiting some old missions and learning some chapels were vandalized by American
troops during the Mexican War. Anti-Catholicism was very common in America at
the time, and many Irish American troops were horrified at this behavior.