Voices
Brian Doyle was a much loved writer and poet and the longtime editor of Portland Magazine. He passed away in May 2017.
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Brian Doyle
Sometimes they would rustle and fidget impatiently in the pews and fiddle with missals and fold the parish newsletter into ships and trumpets.
In All Things
Brian Doyle
Now even the word “scapular” is a rare sighting, let alone the lovely gentle honest thing itself.
Faith in Focus
Brian Doyle
The Christos, for a skinny guy, sure was interested in good things to eat.
Faith in Focus
Brian Doyle
I watch for it every Easter vigil, and every Easter vigil it happens—this Easter vigil right in front of me where I sat in the second row of the chapel expressly to see it; and once again I nearly burst into tears, because it is so beautiful and subtle and gentle and heartrending and amazing,
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Brian Doyle
Life, death and the home country
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Brian Doyle
"If you are distracted by a little kid being a little kid you are not focused on what’s holy. Little kids are holy. Let it be."
Faith in Focus
Brian Doyle
Understanding the third person, the Holy Trinity and The Monsignor
Faith in Focus
Brian Doyle
Brian Doyle recalls his first encounter with a Jesuit, a huge and humble priest.
Art by Susan Ogilvie
Faith in Focus
Brian Doyle
The sacred and secular meet in a future priest's experience on the battlefield.
Faith in Focus
Brian Doyle
Here’s a wonderful, redolent, crucial part of our Catholic childhoods.