Fish Fry


After music, architecture, incense, and free wine, the best thing about Catholicism is the Friday night Fish Fry. It was a joyous event back when my family was pretending to be Catholic to get lower rates at St Mary Magdalen school. These fish frys featured thick cuts of cod filet, deep fried (or deep fried […]

Holly Daze


I didn’t make it to mass at St Francis last week despite my best efforts. Snow and cabs thwarted me. This week, I shall time call! (for non-cab people, this means scheduling the cab the night before) I decided to take it really easy on myself this holiday season. We’re not having anyone over for […]

Church Stories


When I was a kid, religion was not really a thing at our house. Mom practiced no faith, and her husband was a non-practicing Christian who had no patience for people who thought anything other than Christianity was “real.” We learned about Santa before we learned about God/Jesus. My grandparents took us to church sometimes, […]