God of the Starling, God of the Murmuration

Easter is very late and yet it snuck up on me this year.  I seem to have left the Church and surprisingly, I don’t miss it.  I often say to friends that if I’d intended to leave Catholicism for logical reasons, I would have done it decades ago.  No, I left because I became too … Continue reading God of the Starling, God of the Murmuration

Happy St. Brigid’s Feast Day!

Fifty-something years ago in a Catholic school not so far away, the nuns used to read to us from The Lives of the Saints.  St. Brigid was always my favorite, but not because she lived in my matrilineal ancestral home of Ireland.  No, she was my favorite because she had the best stories. Celtic history … Continue reading Happy St. Brigid’s Feast Day!

My Catholicism

ORIGINALLY POSTED MARCH 11, 2013 I saw a cartoon recently of three mythical Catholic cardinals, each of a different ethnicity, happily discussing the upcoming conclave. The first says:  “Perhaps the new pope will be from Africa.” The second says:  “Perhaps the new pope will be from Latin America.” The third says:  “Perhaps the new pope … Continue reading My Catholicism