Silencing The Female Voice

The Cyber Abuse of Women On The Internet For a woman journalist in 2017, working on Twitter entails opening oneself to attacks such as: "I hope you get raped"Just Not Sports, 2016 "You need to be hit in the head with a hockey puck and killed ...

Urban Presence

The Visitation Sisters of North Minneapolis model gentleness and humility while living as a spiritual presence in a marginalized urban community. It looks like just another house on just another block in just another American neighborhood. Tidy hostas li ...

Art: Revealing the Us In The Other

It is not a passive thing to sit in the audience. It is also not a safe thing. We file in, avoiding eye contact and clutching tickets. We sort ourselves into aisles that are lettered and numbered in illogical fashion, we search for but can't spell mezzan ...

Remembering Roger Ebert

First Published in U.S. Catholic, August 2017 He was perhaps the most beloved American film critic ever, but that is not what Roger Ebert thought he wanted to be. The way Ebert tells it, he imagined a career as a columnist, something along the line ...

Women’s Work

A cancelled series reveal the fight for women's pay equality is still underway. Once upon a time, in 1969, women weren't "allowed" to wear slacks at the office. This wasn't for modesty - miniskirts and tight dresses were fine, 9-5. The dress code was to ...

Who Runs The World?

In CBS drama Madam Secretary, patriarchy matters a little less. Madam Secretary (CBS, in its third season) breaks bold new ground in media portrayals of women leaders: Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord's friends, family, colleagues, and even the Presid ...