tagged ‘Catholicism’

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Public High School Turned Me into An Agnostic

Growing up in the U.S. melting pot, kids understand early on if they stand out for any reason. I could feel that I was “different” because of the way I was targeted and treated as a child in school. In my case it always felt like a double whammy: I was Indian American growing up […]

Solace and Spirituality in Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets starts with a blank screen, and then a sermon: “You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it.” Later, we see Harvey Keitel as Charlie, the tortured protagonist of the movie, in […]