To paraphrase the director and screenwriter Richard Curtis: If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that kindness actually is all…
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January 2023

The first in a series of Monday stories based on Sunday television episodes that are too good to wait a week to write about, so I call an audible…
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"No faith is as pure as a wounded faith." Faith, doubt, suffering, injustice, and the presence of God. From my conversations with the late Nobel…
My friend Lin died today. Five words I hoped I’d never have to contemplate, nevermind type. Lin Brehmer, a musical icon in Chicago where he was the…
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The Irish film you should see but probably haven't: Colm Bairéad’s "An Cailín Ciúin" (aka "The Quiet Girl"), shortlisted for an Oscar, contains…
Your author has been severely under the weather this last week, but comforted in her convalescence by the always welcoming sisters, nurses, and midwives…
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Among the myriad stories I came to know in 2022, whether in books, films, television series, in music, or other forms, here are some of my favorites…
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December 2022

On this the day we remember God's decision to become incarnate as a brown baby into a Holy Family that, soon after, become refugees, may transforming…
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Day 27 of our 28-day Advent journey of mini-dispatches to give you pause and light.
Lux In Tenebris Lucet: Friday, December 23Watch now (1 min) | Day 26 of our 28-day Advent journey of mini-dispatches to give you pause and light.
Day 25 of our 28-day Advent journey of mini-dispatches to give you pause and light.
Day 24 of our 28-day Advent journey of mini-dispatches to give you pause and light.