Clare Coffey lives in the Philadelphia area. She teaches kindergarten at a small Catholic school.

She writes for NCR's Young Voices blog. Sign up for our weekly email so you don't miss any new content.

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At Met Gala, high fashion meets high church: two parties with similar sins

Young Voices: Fashion and Catholicism blended well at the 2018 Met Gala. In the wake of both #MeToo and the neverending clerical abuse scandal, it's hard not to see certain similarities between the two parties.


'Lady Bird' inspires memories of Catholic high school and the sisters

Young Voices: The film "Lady Bird" may not have won any Oscars, but it won the hearts of so many who watched it; it captures Catholic high school perfectly and reminds me of the sisters who taught me when I was that age.


From Christmas to Candlemas, let the light last

Young Voices: As bleak midwinter sets in, let's hunker down with our lights and candles, our rum cake and evergreens, from Christmas Eve all the way through February.


Let the dead have November

Young Voices: Americans are not especially comfortable with death. But let the departed have this somber, chilly month. Say a prayer for them and visit their resting places.