This Piece Appeared 3 Years Ago!

French bishops have announced setting up an “independent” commission to “shed light on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church since 1950”.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Bishops’ Conference of France (CEF) said the panel would seek “to understand the reasons which led to the way…

The Fish Rots From The Head

(From August, 21. 2018)

The Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and the Catholic Church

The recently published Pennsylvania grand jury report chronicles more than 300 alleged sexual assaults on more than 1,000 victims (and likely many more) over a period of several decades. The first…

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About six or seven years ago I entered famous Judson Church in New York City to attend the ordination of a Roman Catholic woman priest. The event, which took place in a large sanctuary, was well-attended. As I entered, however, I noticed, that some people were being directed, upon entering…

The Catholic Church has been in the news. Maybe you’ve read a bit about the “Eucharistic Coherence” matter, and the group of United States bishops who have tried to muscle President Joseph Biden on his pro-choice views. These bishops think the president’s views on abortion should disqualify him from bellying…

Humidity grows high and heat holds it tight.

Pupils wiggle free of their seats. An angel cracks

A can open. A voice breaks. Triple plays transpire. Twilight

Corazon radio love…

(a poem from Black Irish)

Photo by Eve Arnold

Marilyn the Tortoise, was bequeathed to my brothers and me in ’69

by our drug-dealing Cuban building superintendent

who, running one step ahead of the local Anti-

Crime Unit, was forced to leave his French

Provincial mustard velveteen sectional

sofa and…

Bon Anniversaire, Bob Dylan!

1963

A young NYPD beat cop bought that album with Suze

on the cover at whatever Love minus Zero hundred hours

moment post May 27, 1963 when first it

broke like a new day and began its rotation

the 570 west 190th Street victrola, a sonic

Michele Somerville

She/her. Poet, writer, teacher, hermeneut punk. Author: Glamourous Life, Rain Mountain Press, http://rainmountainpress.com/books-glamourous-life.html

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