You’d think that someone who was raised Catholic and has been a reporter, editor, and journalism trainer for 35 years would have seen Spotlight the first week it came out. But when I finally watched it last night, I knew why it had taken so long. It’s an excellent movie, well-crafted and yet authentic in its two-camera simplicity, … read more Numb
Guilty, guilty, guilty
The cop’s flashers come on as soon as I pass him, and he pulls out to follow me. Immediately my mind and heart are racing. Did he track me down for doing 85 mph on the Interstate Tuesday? Will he arrest me for not speaking up when the clerk at Ingles charged me for regular … read more Guilty, guilty, guilty
Day 82: Is the Pope Catholic?
I’m a recovering Catholic. I don’t think I’ve been to church more than a dozen times since I turned 20, and most of those were for weddings and funerals. But this pope, Francis. He is Catholic??? You might wonder, if you grew up in the era where Catholicism was all about damnation and guilt, and exclusion and … read more Day 82: Is the Pope Catholic?