Sunday Reminiscing: Sister Clarissa and the Baltimore Catechism

Michael Smith

I admit it:  I'm a sucker for some good folk music.  And on my short list of favorites is Chicago-based singer-songwriter Michael Smith.As a child, Smith attended Catholic schools (Our Lady of the Valley and Our Lady of Sorrows), and the values-based education he received there colors his writing even today. An example of that: His sentimental ballad, Sister Clarissa.If you are a product of Catholic schools... if you love nuns... if you have a sentimental fondness for the '50s... … [Read more...]