Michael T. Dolan

Writings, Reflections, and Commentaries

"…and there was light."

As I climb out of bed in the dark of night, electrons dance across the static-laden sheets in a crinkling display of blue light. A moment later and I peer out the bathroom window. Fireflies are busy taking ownership of the night with their random, silent display of flickering lights. I look skyward and see not […]



“Starting Point” in the National Catholic Reporter (May 25, 2007). Sunrises and sunsets get all the attention. And not that they shouldn’t – the burning sky deserves attention. Tonight, however, I glimpsed a “star-rise.” It was approaching dusk and the sun had disappeared over the horizon. Light still filled the sky, though it became a […]