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CHRISTINE FLOWERS

Christine Flowers, of the Philadelphia Daily News, is an op-ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune.

Articles by CHRISTINE FLOWERS

Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses
5 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Back in the mid-’60s, my aunt’s husband did what a lot of other husbands (and wives) did with spouses that no longer filled their wish lists: traded her in for a younger model. [Read More]
Commentary: LGBT community must look in mirror Commentary: LGBT community must look in mirror
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I make no secret of the fact that I’m (an imperfect) Catholic. That makes for interesting conversations with strangers who only know me by what I’ve written, particularly former Catholics who still can’t believe I go to Mass. [Read More]
Commentary: When does parental discipline become child abuse? Commentary: When does parental discipline become child abuse?
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I did not have a Dickensian childhood. I had more than enough to eat, unlike orphaned Oliver Twist. I had the love and attention that was denied to poor little David Copperfield. [Read More]
Commentary: New Miss America
5 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Growing up, the odds that I would have been picked to wear a sash as Miss Anything were slimmer than Rosie O’Donnell winning Miss (or Mr.) Congeniality. [Read More]
Commentary: Ray Rice episode oversimplified by ratings-hungry media Commentary: Ray Rice episode oversimplified by ratings-hungry media
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve never been a victim of domestic violence, but I’ve loved people who have been. I say “people” because some of the victims have been men, despite the general “Burning Bed” stereotype of the muscled brute beating the living daylights out of the 100-pound female. [Read More]
Commentary: Journalists' deaths a reminder of freedoms Commentary: Journalists' deaths a reminder of freedoms
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Often, when I write something that is in the vaguest of terms controversial (as in, we shouldn’t change the names of our local train stations) I’ll get at least a few emails telling me to consider another “career.” [Read More]
Commentary: Suicide, an act of violence that assaults us all Commentary: Suicide, an act of violence that assaults us all
10 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I first heard about Robin Williams’ death while I was standing in line at my mother’s viewing and a friend’s BlackBerry dinged with the news alert from CNN. [Read More]
Commentary: Standardized testing can have unanticipated value Commentary: Standardized testing can have unanticipated value
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I always felt like a little bit of an imposter in college. It wasn’t that I was straight and a significant percentage of the Bryn Mawr population loved both Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson (take whatever inference you want from that). [Read More]
Commentary: Intercession badly needed in mad world Commentary: Intercession badly needed in mad world
13 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Yesterday was my feast day, or as the Italians call it, my “onomastico.” Since I live in the United States, it went completely unnoticed. [Read More]
Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise
14 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I hate “urban music,” whether it’s rap, hip-hop, gangsta or whatever else they’re calling it these days. [Read More]
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