Remembering the Magdalene Mothers: Prisoners of the Catholic Church

By Sarah E. Murphy  Last Sunday, May 14, here in the United States, we celebrated Mother’s Day. As social media was flooded with posts in celebration of motherhood, all I could think about was Mary Teresa Collins, a woman with whom I recently connected on Facebook.  Mary was born and grew up in Ireland, butContinue reading “Remembering the Magdalene Mothers: Prisoners of the Catholic Church”

Ireland: In the Blood

By James F. Murphy Jr. The following article, written by my late father, was originally published in The Boston Globe Travel section on December 3, 1995.   Much like Ishmael in “Moby-Dick,” I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is damp, drizzly November in my soul, I head for Ireland.  Ireland? AtContinue reading “Ireland: In the Blood”

Lesson for 2022: Tune Out the Noise

By Sarah E. Murphy I stopped caring last year. Not about life, or living. To the contrary. I was reminded far too many times how fragile and fleeting this journey is.  I stopped putting my priorities on the back burner in order to please. I stopped denying my dreams by thinking I’m not deserving. IContinue reading “Lesson for 2022: Tune Out the Noise”