Patrick T Reardon


The prayer of writing

By |2014-05-23T10:53:15+00:00May 23rd, 2014|

This essay originally appeared in the May issue of Reality, a Catholic magazine in Ireland. Norman Mailer called writing “the spooky art.” And anyone who’s been a writer, amateur [...]

No expert, just a do-gooder

By |2013-11-27T15:41:04+00:00November 27th, 2013|

This essay original appeared in the Chicago Tribune on August 25, 2013 Edward Paul Brennan was one of us. A nobody. Born in 1866, he made deliveries for his father’s [...]

The Woven Lives of a Parish

By |2013-09-18T14:15:07+00:00September 18th, 2013|

As a parallel to the story I wrote for National Catholic Reporter in July about St. Gertrude Church and the death of our longtime religious education director, I did a [...]

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