Catholic Book Club

Kevin Spinale October 02, 2018
Kate Bowler's memoir is an elegant theodicy exactly because it is not an explanation. It is a story of human suffering. It is the account of a human person who believes and struggles in her belief as she tries to appropriate the depths of suffering in the midst of an illness that may end her life.
Kevin Spinale July 11, 2018
An interpretive essay and some questions for reflection on the Catholic Book Club's new selection, "Dagger John" by John Loughery.
Kevin Spinale April 04, 2018

Totality occurred on Aug. 21, 2017, when the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years swathed the country from Oregon to South Carolina. It was reported on by a media hungry for distractions.

Kevin Spinale January 05, 2018
Alice McDermott's new novel will provoke contemplation and prayer. It is a Catholic book, and it will seep into you like indigo into a clean, pure bolt of cloth.
Dorothy Day in 1916
Kevin Spinale September 25, 2017
Beauty is the medium through which Kate Hennessy describes her mother and grandmother.
Kevin Spinale January 26, 2017
The work of Kate O’Brien, Brian Moore and John McGahern deserve attention in any conversation about the Catholic literary tradition.