Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams and mental illness

Robin Williams’s suicide has had an outstanding and powerful effect on many people, whether they knew and worked with him or just saw his movies. With iconic roles in movies like Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire and Patch Adams,  almost everyone has laughed along with this funny man, but few ever thought of his … More Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams and mental illness

St. Barbara Parish lecture series focuses on teen issues

Originally Published in The Catholic Accent Vol. 53 No, 17 p. 6 HARRISON CITY — One in three teenagers experiences abuse in their relationships, according to Dr. Gary Cuccia, whose daughter was brutally murdered by an ex-boyfriend six years ago. Cuccia spoke about dating violence Jan. 12 as part of a new youth ministry lecture series at … More St. Barbara Parish lecture series focuses on teen issues

Virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes Nominations for Catholic Charities highlights annual disabilities retreat

Originally published in The Catholic Accent Vol. 53 No. 11 p.14 GREENSBURG — An atmosphere of hope and joy pervaded the 16th annual disabilities retreat, “Lourdes Leads Us to God,” at Our Lady of Grace Parish Oct. 13. Participants experienced a full sensory experience of a pilgrimage to Lourdes without leaving Greensburg, including a replica shrine and … More Virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes Nominations for Catholic Charities highlights annual disabilities retreat

Writer

When I was little I and I couldn’t sleep, I would make up stories to go with the pictures in my storybooks. So when I say I’ve always wanted to be a storyteller, I’m not exaggerating. I’ve learned that there are a lot of different ways and styles to tell stories and the most important … More Writer

Creator

Though words have a powerful bit of magic, there are other ways to convey a story. I like to make things: visuals, videos and physical objects that tell stories. From Pinterest projects to logos, when I’m not writing I want to be creating something. The work best with impactful imagery. With training and experience in graphic … More Creator

St. Edward Parish pantry honored as county food bank’s agency of year

Originally published in The Catholic Accent Vol. 53 No. 10 p.6 HERMINIE — “It seems like nothing is ever too big of a task for St. Edward Parish’s food pantry,” said Jennifer Miller, director of development for the Westmoreland County Food Bank, Delmont. For this and other reasons, St. Edward Parish food pantry was unanimously voted the … More St. Edward Parish pantry honored as county food bank’s agency of year