Kevin Spinale, S.J., a Jesuit priest, is an assistant professor in the Curriculum and Teaching Division of the Fordham University Graduate School of Education. and the moderator of the Catholic Book Club.
Shannen Dee Williams’s 'Subversive Habits' uncovers—with authoritative, painstaking scholarship—a great deal of what was hidden and some of what has been erased concerning white supremacy in the Roman Catholic Church.
Father Kevin Spinale, S.J. offers his thoughts on the two latest selections of the Catholic Book Club: ‘Miracles on the Hardwood’ and ‘I Came as a Shadow’.
'The Five Wounds' causes the reader pain. Call it compassion. Call it empathy. Call it the Christian experience of being heart-stretched.
Princeton University is dropping the requirement for knowing Latin and Greek to major in Classics. Its decision is a frightening one and augurs ill for the future of the field.
The latest selection of the Catholic Book Club, this novel by Niall Williams is full of lively, dancing imagery sure to bring glee to the reader.
Kevin Spinale, S.J., offers his initial thoughts on John Howard Griffin's ‘Black Like Me,’ the latest selection of the Catholic Book Club.
Among the many clichés operative in Covid-time (“in these uncertain times,” “the new normal”), there is the sturdy cliché, “now more than ever.” Well, I think we need comedy now more than ever.
Colum McCann's new novel is structured like the wings of a bird, with two narrative arcs constantly moving toward and then away from each other.