Religious Life

The church's key contribution to peace must be education, both in classrooms and as examples of diverse people living in harmony.
Photo courtesy the Dominican Friars Province of St. Joseph
Stephen Bullivant January 08, 2018
From Alpha to Omega, this is bluegrass of the highest order, our reviewer says.
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.
Michael Dausch December 14, 2017
After a visit to Christ in the Desert, I knew it was not the monks whose lifestyle I should question.
No part of the 220-year-old mission, part of the Franciscan Province of St. Barbara, was damaged, said Brother John Kiesler.
Melissa Leo as the fearsome Reverend Mother Marie St. Claire (Sony Pictures Classics)
John Anderson November 01, 2017
Set in the early ’60s, “Novitiate” is yet another tale of the trauma suffered by the religious and their orders in the wake of the Second Vatican Council.