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harrison-solow's picture
Jun.19.2013
From Viaticum (working title): "I'm not sure there is a classical progression  from the moral to the ascetical to the mystical if we are to believe some of the lives of the saints and our own observation. And anyway, why is it a progression? Some are born with mystical minds. Some never leave...
anne-lynn-jarman's picture
Mar.13.2013
It's a big deal, electing a new Pope. I remember when Pope John 23rd was elected, I sat watching the television, in black and white, with one of my mother's friends, an Irish psychiatric nurse, Maggie Gilmartin. I just looked it up, it was 1958, but I still vividly remember her explaining to me the...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Feb.24.2013
            The voodoo priest tucked up his white dhoti and knelt on a cloth spread across the dirt in front of the low altar he’d pieced together against the hut wall.  Shoulders hunched forward, he chanted prayers while burning incense...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Feb.13.2013
            Our SUV passed scores of men, women, and children, often colorfully dressed, many barefoot, most carrying heavy burdens on their heads, hiking in the dirt at the edge of the narrow road, on their way to the Full Moon Harvest...
harrison-solow's picture
Apr.12.2012
"But 'human' is a second language to me," he wrote. "I don't speak it well, or if I do, certainly not like a native. And sometimes when you talk to me and tell me your dreams and anticipations - and how you imagine, expect, believe and dream things will be, I just don't understand. I really have no...
katherine-gregor's picture
Mar.21.2012
  First, there were the priests.  Now, there are the doctors.  Has anyone else noticed the similarities between those two?   Along with lawyers, they have always formed the most loathed and derided professional triumvirate in literature and the theatre.  Anton Chekhov,...
donna-ballman's picture
Feb.16.2011
Granted, the science fiction show “V” isn’t big on realism, but they committed a giant honking clunker last night when they showed their priest character getting laicized the day after he made a speech against the alien Visitors. The plotline is that Anna, the head of the Visitors, got to...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Mar.16.2010
As a child the story of St. Patrick always caused a great sadness in me. The notion that a mad group of Irish marauders could arrive in Wales to attack Patrick's fathers estate and then in turn, bundle Patrick up in a blanket and haul him all the way over to Co. Mayo defied belief and yet it held a...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Mar.15.2010
Another allegation about sexual abuse by  Catholic priests in Germany. The story surfaces Germany,Holland, Ireland and Austria. Europe appears to be in the spell when it comes to children being sexually abused by priests. I am absolutely angry that those priests don't care about the children's...
clinton-fein's picture
Jun.22.2009
Note: Although this article was written in 2002, the fundamentals remain sadly unchanged. According to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), an estimated 265 service members will have been fired under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" since Barack Obama was inaugurated, allowing...