“The show excerpt below is a grand example of why Chris Ferrara proclaimed me as “Too Catholic For Satellite Radio”. If you were in SiriusXM programming, this was exhibit A for the prosecution and I am thankful to God and the intercession of Saint Patrick et al that Ferrara’s claim is – humbly, hopefully – True! – Mike”
Mandeville, LA (recorded March 17th, 2015) – Exclusive Transcript – “Here’s partial lyrics to the song “Hail Glorious St. Patrick.” Now, in 1920 when this was written, this would have made sense. People would have loved it and chanted it and sang it and repeated it happily, reverently. We are talking about a saint, for Heaven’s sake. Today, nah, because we have smartphones. We’re smarter than those idiots.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Begin Mike Church Show Transcript
Mike: I made a little purchase from [The Daughters of Mary Press] this morning and they treated me with a free download of “Hail Glorious St. Patrick” today. I thought I’d play it a second time here on St. Patrick’s Day. If you didn’t get the lyrics, let me just share part of the lyrics with you. “Hail Glorious St. Patrick” is written by Sister Agnes set to a traditional Irish folk song. The sisters do a beautiful job, and I understood every word that they said, but if you didn’t get it – I do this to just reiterate why there are St. Patrick’s celebrations today. It’s not to get drunk. It’s not to go out and seek a marriage license if you’re a homosexual. It’s none of these things. It may be a happy celebration. It’s not to go out and seek illicit heterosexual sex either, out of wedlock. Remember, the story of St. Patrick is not going to be told today (read the REAL story here and see excerpt below). Very few people will even give it any consideration, just another day in the United States and in the Western world to be us, and marinate in our vinegar-like culture. There’s some vinegar in there, probably threw some formaldehyde in it.
IF the virtue of children reflects an honour on their parents, much more justly is the name of St. Patrick rendered illustrious by the innumerable lights of sanctity with which the church of Ireland, planted by his labours in the most remote corner of the then known world, shone during many ages; and by the colonies of saints with which it peopled many foreign countries; for, under God, its inhabitants derived from their glorious apostle the streams of that eminent sanctity, by which they were long conspicuous to the whole world.
Here’s partial lyrics to the song “Hail Glorious St. Patrick.” Now, in 1920 when this was written, this would have made sense. People would have loved it and chanted it and sang it and repeated it happily, reverently. We are talking about a saint, for Heaven’s sake. Today, nah, because we have smartphones. We’re smarter than those idiots. We’re wiser than those knuckle-draggers back in the 5th century when he was around.
Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear saint of our isle,
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile;
And now thou art high in thy mansions above,
On Erin’s green valleys look down in thy love.
Hail, glorious St. Patrick, thy words were once strong
Against Satan’s wiles and a heretic throng; [Mike: The heretic throng were the Pelagians, I think the first Pelagians.]
Not less is thy might where in Heaven thou art;
Oh, come to our aid, in our battle take part! [Mike: Does this sound like a drinking song or does this sound like a praying song?]
In a war against sin . . .
[end reading lyrics]
Mike: You mean the war that’s going to be fought on the streets of Norfolk, Virginia today against sin? You mean the war that’s going to be fought on the streets of New York City today? You mean the war on the street that’s going to be fought today in the Boston parade, that war? It’s amazing, isn’t it? Back in 1920, 95 years ago, there actually was a war against sin. Who knew? I’ve never heard of such a thing.
In a war against sin, in the fight for the faith,
Dear Saint, may thy children resist to the death;
May their strength be in meekness, in penance, and prayer,
Their banner the Cross, which they glory to bear.
Thy people, now exiles on many a shore,
Shall love and revere thee till time be no more;
And the fire thou has kindled shall ever burn bright,
Its warmth undiminished, undying its light.
[end reading lyrics]
Mike: The sisters finished theirs on that verse. There’s another verse. Danny O’Donnell did the other verse. We played that in the second hour. That’s on my Facebook page and I’ll put it in today’s Pile of Prep today as well if you want to listen to either one of these.
Ever bless and defend the sweet land of our birth,
Where the shamrock still blooms as when thou wert on earth;
And our hearts shall yet burn, wheresoever we roam,
For God and Saint Patrick and our native home.
[end reading lyrics]
Mike: When we talk about the good the true and the beautiful, that’s good, true and beautiful. It doesn’t get any more beautiful than that.
End Mike Church Show Transcript