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Hell on Earth

Our parish priest has a certain flair for flamboyance, if that’s the right word to describe his style. I could say that his homilies are well animated, through his own actions and outbursts of fingers and robes but I could also say they’re misleading and a great cause of confusion to the good people of our parish Church. 1,786 more words

Did the Catholic Church steal my brother?

I have a tradition I share with my three sisters. Every Mother’s Day we get together for a long weekend to catch up, share stories, laugh, cry, explore, and take a moment to stop in a bar. 903 more words


Day 17 - The Fighting Irish

Before I get started, let’s talk about what I learned today: The identity of bald writer!

One of my best friends briefly worked for SNL, and this man — Kevin Miller — was his boss. 871 more words

30 Rock

Brendan Behan on Religion

This passage was written by Irish writer Brendan Behan and it is from the book Borstal Boy. A borstal is a reform school for underage prisoners as an alternative to prison. 555 more words

Song and Poetry

Having been alone all day, I decided to travel out to town for the 5:15 Low Mass offered by a particularly well-known parish priest in the archdiocese, well into his eighties. 232 more words