Catching Up with James Carroll…Seventeen Years Later

By Sabina Clarke CHRIST ACTUALLY The Son of God for the Secular Age By James Carroll Viking 352 pp. $30 I first met James Carroll author, ex-priest and anti-war activist in 1997 when he was invited to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s distinguished author series to read from his book An American Requiem, God, My […]



By Carmel McCaffrey The feast day of St. Patrick on March 17th has been celebrated by the Irish people for well over 1,000 years.  Recorded in the ancient Irish annals as the day of Patrick’s death it has been a day of celebration for his life since at least the eighth century. Yet what do […]


Jamie Wyeth Comes Home…in dazzling career retrospective

By Sabina Clarke Jamie Wyeth…A Retrospective opened at Brandywine Museum on January 19th and continues through April 5th, 2015. Prior to its Chadds Ford run the exhibit debuted at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where it shattered all attendance records for the Torf Gallery and was seen by 181,489 visitors. Of all the Wyeth’s, […]


Collegiate Irish Dancers Meet in Friendly Competition at Villanova University

(Photo above: Left to right: Kristen Sileo, Allison Wetterauw, Colleen Fitzpatrick, and Eileen McAlonan from the Catholic University of America accept the second place award for the Four Hand Reel from George Pinchock, Villanova’s assistant director of the Office of Music Activities.) By Brendan Clay “When I was younger, my mom would always show me […]


Two Irish Priests…and a missing parishioner

By Sabina Clarke The disappearance of West Chester University senior Shane Montgomery, a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Manayunk, has shaken and confounded the FBI, the Fifth District Police, the Northwest Detectives, the Police Marine Unit, the Police Canine Unit, and the Aviation Unit–all agencies assigned to the case. Federal agents have […]

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