Margie Winters: The Making of A Rebel

When I first read the story of how Waldron Mercy fired Margie Winters, a lesbian married to another woman, from her post as head of religious education, I argued that she’d been treated shabbily, and not in accordance with the best of Catholic teaching. Even so, only half aware of doing so, I formed a [Read More...]

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Turkish Wedding Party Feeds Syrian Multitudes

Sometimes you run across a real-life event that echoes the Gospel almost too loudly to remark on without feeling as though you’re striking the obvious note, taking the easy way out, writing that the butler did it. Consider, for example, the case of the Turkish bride and groom who transformed their wedding reception into a [Read More...]

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ISIS Gains A New Enemy: My Former Student

If you wait long enough on a balcony overlooking the main street of a Turkish village, you might see a convoy of cars filled with exuberant young men honking their horns and shouting. Some will be brandishing small copies of the al sancak, or the flag — blood-red, marked by a star and the waxing [Read More...]

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