Sister Sirens

December: Confession

pope francis mural

Pope Francis mural in NYC. SOURCE: Mediaite.

For many of us, this is the sole time of year we head to church. For a terminally-lapsed Catholic such as myself, the idea of going to church brings to mind confession. Hence this month’s theme.

Tell Me Everything, Darlings

My mother used to say, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, sit next to me.” She was putting her own spin on Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s quote, but I didn’t know that. I did, however, take it to heart. In high school I prided myself on knowing the best gossip, and later I became a journalist. The question I had to ask myself, when the time came to finally write a memoir, was how much to divulge.

As a memoirist, my feelings on confession have evolved.

I’ll post my own essay on this topic and look forward to reading yours.

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