Of the Mind and Soul

By David Goodwin | June 12, 2020

Injury. Sickness. Infirmity. Dying. Death. Although many of us avoid discussing such topics with polite company and, more often than not, among siblings and parents, and children and spouses, these traumas shape the human experience and our time in this world. The COVID-19 pandemic offered a stark memento mori and a reminder of the various…

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Police And Priests

By David Gibson | June 9, 2020

The culture of corrupt police departments is often invoked as the best analogy to explain how the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy could have taken root and endured so long and with such impunity. But the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the ensuing protests and the police overreaction, has shown…

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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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