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Jon M. Sweeney is a frequent contributor to America and the author of many books including Francis of Assisi in His Own Words and, for children, The Pope’s Cat series, illustrated by Roy DeLeon.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jon M. Sweeney
Sometimes, standing in a spot and truly acknowledging pain may be the best thing we can do.
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Jon M. Sweeney
Forty years after its publication, Jon Sweeney revisits ‘Blue Highways’ and its iconoclastic author.
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Jon M. Sweeney
The essential Merton is all of these books taken together. Read them all, and in this order, if you can.
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Jon M. Sweeney
Daniel Hornsby's debut novel, 'Via Negativa,' is the story of a Roman Catholic priest on the road to many destinations, both material and spiritual.
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Jon M. Sweeney
Few artists in history have found as many devotees as Richard Wagner, for better or for worse.
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Jon M. Sweeney
A spy story that sounds like a novel, but is true to life.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jon M. Sweeney
As Christians have become more familiar and neighborly with people of other religious traditions, we have extended that familiarity to appreciation, and sometimes appreciation becomes appropriation. 
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Jon M. Sweeney
Some last-minute gift ideas: books!
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Jon M. Sweeney
The natural world is Wendell Berry’s primary teacher: its rhythms, its largesse, its mysteries.
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Jon M. Sweeney
When it comes to writing fiction about the papacy, we imagine the popes we want—most of the time.