November 2022

A cross atop a church in New Mexico

Dear Reader: Greg Friedman, OFM, a Journeyman Friar

Of all the friars I’ve ever met—and the over years I’ve known more than a few—Greg Friedman, OFM, will go down as one of the most interesting. He is impossible to categorize because he is, in a word, multilayered. For
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Pictures of Native Americans in the Southwest

Sacred Places, Sacred People: Franciscans and Native Americans

Conventual Franciscan Friar Charles McCarthy sees his ministry with Native Americans in the Southwest as one of accompaniment and respect. 
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Scene from Banshees of Inisherin

Reel Time with Sister Rose

The Banshees of Inisherin A well-deserved double winner at the 2022 Venice Film Festival (best actor for Colin Farrell and best screenplay for writer-director Martin McDonagh), The Banshees of Inisherin delves into Celtic folklore, dark humor, and graphic violence.  On the surface,
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TV Review: Taken Hostage

Taken Hostage   American Experience on PBS November 14 and 15, check local listings  Iran is a study in contrasts. It is a place wedded to simplicity and to its ancient traditions, yet rhinoplasties and sex reassignment surgeries are commonplace there. It’s
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