Patricia Lawler Kenet attended New York University and Temple Law School and practiced law for 15 years before returning to writing. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post and The Rumpus. Her writing can be found at patricialawlerkenet.com.
Arts & CultureFilm
Patricia Lawler Kenet
“Rebel Hearts” is an immensely satisfying experience for the viewer, especially for anyone who has chafed against the church’s powerful male hierarchy, but still yearned for belonging in its fold.
Patricia Lawler Kenet
Classic “nun movies” are awash in sentimentality and melodrama, barely scratching the surface of their protagonists’ inner lives. But Patricia Lawler Kenet writes that she could not get enough of them.
FaithFaith in Focus
Patricia Lawler Kenet
I don’t want my daughter to wonder whether she is half-Catholic and half-Jewish. I want her to feel complete.