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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.

Arts & Culture Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleJanuary 26, 2017
The work of Kate O’Brien, Brian Moore and John McGahern deserve attention in any conversation about the Catholic literary tradition.
Arts & Culture Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleSeptember 26, 2016
The novel portrays two apostate Jesuit missionaries from the first half of the 17th century.
Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleJuly 12, 2016
The Berrigan bro culture cannot be any more different from our modern “bro culture.”
Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleFebruary 23, 2016
This month from the Catholic Book Club: an elegant account of one person’s search for value and meaning.
Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleJanuary 19, 2016
Join Kevin Spinale, S.J., in a discussion of this month's selection, 'The Relic Master,' a novel by Christopher Buckley.
Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleOctober 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.
Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleAugust 06, 2015
Henri Nouwen’s 1992 book is a slim volume packed with art and insight into divine love.
Phil Klay
Kevin SpinaleJuly 08, 2015
Phil Klay won the National Book Award for fiction in 2014 for his collection of short stories, Redeployment. Writing in The New York Times, Dexter Filkins called it “the best thing written so far on what the war did to people’s souls.” A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Klay s
Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleApril 16, 2015
On amazon.com, there is an amazing statistic: 9,089 people reviewed or commented on Bill O’Reilly’s book, Killing Jesus.  The vast majority of these reviews are quite favorable.  The audible version of the book has 2,129 reviews or comments. There are around 700 reviews of the