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Kevin Spinale, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic, teaches at Boston College High School and is the moderator of the Catholic Book Club.

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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.

Arts & Culture Catholic Book Club
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
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Kevin Spinale September 25, 2017
Beauty is the medium through which Kate Hennessy describes her mother and grandmother.
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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.
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Kevin Spinale September 26, 2016
The novel portrays two apostate Jesuit missionaries from the first half of the 17th century.
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Kevin Spinale July 12, 2016
The Berrigan bro culture cannot be any more different from our modern “bro culture.”
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Kevin Spinale February 23, 2016
This month from the Catholic Book Club: an elegant account of one person’s search for value and meaning.
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Kevin Spinale January 19, 2016
Join Kevin Spinale, S.J., in a discussion of this month's selection, 'The Relic Master,' a novel by Christopher Buckley.
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Kevin Spinale October 21, 2015
Erasmo Levia-Merikakis’s three-volume meditation on the gospel of Matthew is an immense resource that has enriched my prayer, my retreat talks and, now, my preaching.
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Kevin Spinale August 06, 2015
Henri Nouwen’s 1992 book is a slim volume packed with art and insight into divine love.