Gustave Flaubert's prose reflects a lifetime of grappling with religious and spiritual themes. He saw his Catholicism as a singular form of asceticism, allied to his vocation as a writer.
“Please have no leniency on me,” Sister Rice once said at trial. ”To remain in prison for the rest of my life would be the greatest honor you could give me.”
A prominent figure in United Nations efforts to help women in Africa escape poverty, Margaret Snyder was inspired by her parents and by Catholic mentors from her hometown.
A new book of essays on the Catholic Church in China ably captures the evolving turmoil the church faces in a complicated situation.
“It might be a good thing to discard this piece whose popularity is becoming unhealthy,” one early critic wrote.