Books

James M. Chesbro July 21, 2020
72 percent of students and 87 percent of teachers in Catholic schools are white. They need to be reading and teaching more Black literature.
Mark Rylance, far left, played Thomas Cromwell in the BBC production of “Wolf Hall” (2015). Paul Scofield, near left, won an Oscar for his portrayal of St. Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons” (1966). (photo credit - Masterpiece/Alamy)
John Anderson July 17, 2020
Mantel’s portrait of More is of a self-serving whiner with a death wish. But what must always be remembered is that she is creating fiction.
Mark Bosco, S.J. July 17, 2020
Flannery O’Connor was, like many people of her time, “a walking contradiction when it came to matters of race.” 
Catherine R. Osborne July 17, 2020
"The Laywoman Project" is a book primarily about changing concepts of women’s vocation during that rapidly moving decade.
Michael Angel Martín July 17, 2020
Cairns is a rare figure in American letters: a religious poet free of mawkish piety.
Carino Hodder, O.P. July 17, 2020
Annalena Tonelli moved to Kenya in her 20s to work as a teacher. Her desire was to live among the poor as one of the poor.