Small Screen, Big Insights

By David Goodwin | May 21, 2020

As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved stories. Before I even learned to read, I would flip through picture books and try to decipher the tales captured in their illustrations. I would gaze at pages and wonder how their words might fit with a book cover image. My fascination with story-telling wasn’t limited…

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Binge-Watching as Prayer

By Jim McDermott | May 19, 2020

While we all continue to shelter at home, do you find yourself watching more television? I know I do. Some days I’m pretty sure reruns of Parks & Recreation and Inspector Morse are the only thing keeping me going!

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Not By Bread Alone

By David Goodwin | May 11, 2020

This past Sunday, my wife and I were watching Mass on Facebook Live. The presider, Jim McDermott, S.J., offered a prayer of gratitude for artists and creative individuals for “trying to help us and nourish us” amid the ongoing pandemic.   Just like many housebound Americans, I find myself reading more books, watching more movies, and…

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Pell’s Toll

By David Gibson | April 29, 2020

The April 7 decision by Australia’s High Court to quash the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on child sex abuse charges brought an end to a legal odyssey that for the Catholic Church was as high-profile as the case against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. But Pell’s saga will continue to reverberate, and perhaps in…

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