March 17, 2014 Beliefs Saint Patrick’s Day * Fred Phelps dying * Big Buddha: Monday’s Roundup By Sarah Pulliam Bailey | March 17, 2014 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band march up Fifth Avenue in the 250th St. Patrick's Day Parade, Manhattan, N.Y., March 17, 2010. Photo by Petty Officer Seth Johnson via Wikimedia Commons. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.Tensions are brewing over St. Patrick's Day parades. The head of the church that protests funerals is in hospice care. Auctioneers are trying to figure out how to remove a giant Buddha from a restaurant.