James R. Kelly

Arts & Culture Books
October 27, 2016
As one reviewer observed, “She began by writing about sidewalks and finished with an account of Western civilization itself.”
December 22, 2015
'Beyond Civil Rights,' by Daniel Geary
October 21, 2015
'The Prophet of Cuernavaca,' by Todd Hartch
October 29, 2014
'Strange Glory,' by Charles Marsh
July 08, 2014
We know for sure that someone is permanently relevant when his or her name becomes an adjective In the week mdash last week of March 2014 mdash I finished the most recent of the very many intellectual biographies of George Orwell his adjectived name appeared twice in Brooklyn in our diocesan news
March 12, 2014
In his very first sentence Denys Turner professor of historical theology at Yale University tells us that in his portrait of that most Catholic of Catholic philosopher-theologians St Thomas Aquinas 1225-74 ldquo I have not until undertaking this work given more careful consideration to an i
May 21, 2012
Ross Douthat has written a learned yet highly readable analysis of the changing role of religion in American history.
February 16, 2009
Why the pro-life movement should return to its roots
Faith in Focus
April 14, 2008
A husband's journey through grief
April 14, 2008
Charles Morris has written several acclaimed books mdash on the Gilded Age financial crises the A A R P I B M the arms race New York City and the Catholic Church in America He writes like the best professor you ever had mdash no dumbing down presenting complex material in an engaging manner