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Greed and Charity
Greed and Charity
by Deborah McBain | November 14, 2021
Despite the cynicism of this treatise on greed, I want to believe that Matthew Aylward’s charity is altruistic.
Envy and Admiration
Envy and Admiration
by Deborah McBain | November 07, 2021
Sister Julianne shows how someone can be steadfast in her own path and still admire and even envy a different one.
Wrath and Kindness
Wrath and Kindness
by Deborah McBain | October 31, 2021
Shelagh Turner wisely points out to her student, Corrigan, that passion is not compassion. Perhaps the sin is in not examining what the wrath is trying to teach.
Lust and Purity
Lust and Purity
by Deborah McBain | October 24, 2021
A lust for life is a pure and chaste hope for all forms of evolution, physical and social.
Glutton for Punishment
Glutton for Punishment
by Deborah McBain | October 17, 2021
Can it be sinful when we do not create boundaries between our work and our private lives? Does it become wrong when loved ones feel the brunt of our passionate desire to help?
The Demand to Do 'Good Works'
The Demand to Do 'Good Works'
by Deborah McBain | October 10, 2021
Midwives in Detroit in 2021, just as in the east end of London in 1966, continue to witness the deadly consequences of social injustice.
Pride and Humility
Pride and Humility
by Deborah McBain | October 03, 2021
Deborah McBain on the intersection of wardrobes, power, and midwifery.
Exploring Season 10 Through a New Lens
Exploring Season 10 Through a New Lens
by Deborah McBain | October 01, 2021
This season, each of my next seven blog entries will center around one of the seven deadly sins and the corresponding virtue it battles against.
Seeing Stars
Seeing Stars
by Deborah McBain | April 27, 2020
When a blow is suffered, do you see pain or brightness in the stars in your head? I choose to shape a hopeful brightness. The pause becomes a push to be better.