St. Patrick’s Church: Catholic Crimes on Cape Cod

By Sarah E. Murphy Many of the names on this long overdue list of 75 priests credibly accused of sex abuse, finally released by the Fall River Diocese on January 7, are no surprise to me, but they’re a sad validation of the work I’ve been quietly doing for the past three years. “Father Bill”Continue reading “St. Patrick’s Church: Catholic Crimes on Cape Cod”

Chance of Snow

By Sarah E. Murphy School night snowstorms  were the highlight of those long, dark winters. Dad was a misguided meteorologist  with only the best intentions. When he professed “there’ll be no school tomorrow!”  with cheerful certainty  we could plan  on the screech and halt  of the bus flying down Grand Ave so we learned earlyContinue reading “Chance of Snow”

A Sort of Homecoming: Unsung Heroes of The Forgotten War

By James F. Murphy Jr. (1932-2015) Intro by Sarah E. Murphy Write what you know. It’s what my father always told his students, but I always reiterated to him, for I believe his best writing is autobiographical. His words had an elegant cadence, full of rich description and poetic alliteration, no matter the subject. HeContinue reading “A Sort of Homecoming: Unsung Heroes of The Forgotten War”