• In the introduction to her book “Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O’Connor” (Paraclete Press, 2020), Angela Alaimo O’Donnell recounts how “at least one reader” asked “...

    <p>This meme accompanies the second article of Faith Alive! No 27. (CNS illustration; photo by Chaz Muth) </p>

    This meme accompanies the second article of Faith Alive! No 27. (CNS illustration; photo by Chaz Muth)

  • In the introduction to her 2014 prose work “Mortal Blessings,” poet and educator Angela Alaimo O’Donnell offers this frank observation: “Poetry seemed to be something I could manage on...

    <p>Angela Alaimo O&rsquo;Donnell is a writer, poet and professor at Fordham University in New York City. (CNS photo courtesy Angela Alaimo O&rsquo;Donnell)  </p>

    Angela Alaimo O’Donnell is a writer, poet and professor at Fordham University in New York City. (CNS photo courtesy Angela Alaimo O’Donnell)

  • The church teaches that parents are the primary educators of the faith. I have to be honest: That made me uncomfortable.

    <p>Matt Palmer is director of media relations for Towson University in Maryland. He formerly was a social media strategist for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo courtesy Matt Palmer)  </p>

    Matt Palmer is director of media relations for Towson University in Maryland. He formerly was a social media strategist for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo courtesy Matt Palmer)

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