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Entries by Thom Nickels from 11/2013

A Ghost Story: Philly's Bishop Francis Kenrick Revisits the Scene of AntiCatholic Riots

| Posted 11.04.2013 | Books

I, Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick, was blessed with a fine clerical career. In my hometown of Dublin, I was selected, at age 18, to study in Rome. In Rome I spent many summers reading on the Spanish Steps and praying in St. Peter's.

Hollywood 'Star' Removed When Gay Actor Becomes a Hermit

| Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices

For David Manners, one of Hollywood's leading men in the 1930s, leaving the film industry meant keeping his personal integrity intact. Rather than lead a false life like so many closeted actors of the day, he opted to detox in the desert.

My Disabled Friend Gives Thanks at Thanksgiving

| Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
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Recently I sat down with my physically disabled friend, Todd, to hear what he had to say about his life. Todd and I get together every Thanksgiving, so I was eager to get an update.

Pussy Riot and Sacred Spaces

| Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
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If all spaces are sacred, then Pussy Riot did nothing wrong, but, if some places are more sacred than others, then we might be said to have a real problem.