Essay

St. Nicholas or Santa Claus?

December 5, 2021 Sean Fitzpatrick 5

The Christian battle for Christmas is an uphill one—which is the very reason why it is one worth fighting. “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays” are the prophylactic, politically-correct slogans that smilingly strive to keep Christ […]

The Dispatch

A funeral feeling from Emily Dickinson

October 28, 2021 Sean Fitzpatrick 1

The season of souls is upon us, marked with playful front-porch ghosts and ghouls, prayerful cemetery remembrances, and all things spine-tingling, mind-shaking, and funereal. It is a chipper, cheerful time of year, despite the deathly […]