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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: Making a new house a home Commentary: Making a new house a home
14 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Forty-five years ago this week, our family of six packed what remained of our belongings in my father’s sky blue Corvair, my aunt’s yellow Thunderbird and an orange U-Haul it and made our slow but deliberate pilgrimage toward the suburbs. [Read More]
Commentary: Christie crosses the line in cheering for Dallas Cowboys Commentary: Christie crosses the line in cheering for Dallas Cowboys
15 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Religion is important to me. So is heritage. Being pro-life, sharing a zodiac sign, a preference for cold weather and disgust for mayonnaise also figure rather prominently in whether I’ll want to share a beer with you. [Read More]
Commentary: Internet 'expression' vs. freedom of speech Commentary: Internet 'expression' vs. freedom of speech
17 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When you write anything for public consumption, and when it ends up on the Web in some shape or form, you can be absolutely certain that unless you are the pope (and even when you are) there will be objectionable comments from the peanut gallery. [Read More]
Commentary: Searching for empathy in the wake of Ferguson riots Commentary: Searching for empathy in the wake of Ferguson riots
18 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Sympathy is easy. You see someone in pain, you measure the depth of their anger by the fire in their eyes, you gauge their despair by the piercing tone of their lamentations and you stretch out a hand and say “I’m so sorry.” [Read More]
Commentary: There's dignity in defying death
20 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The seamless vision of life, as the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin once noted, is the only way to ensure individual dignity. [Read More]
Commentary: Republicans take break from alleged war on women Commentary: Republicans take break from alleged war on women
21 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Break out the Hershey’s bars and nylons: The war on women is over! [Read More]
Commentary: Blame game over Ebola enough to make you sick Commentary: Blame game over Ebola enough to make you sick
22 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I remember, as a child, watching “Ben-Hur” and wondering why being sent to a “leper colony” was such a bad thing. To me, lepers were regal animals with beautiful coats and according to my Time-Life Nature book, not particularly vicious unless provoked. [Read More]
Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses
24 weeks 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
25 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?
27 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]
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