Arts & Culture Catholic Book ClubKevin SpinaleFebruary 14, 2020
Mary Magdalene’s actual history, as Margaret Arnold tells us, is much richer than we think. The tradition’s appropriation of Mary Magdalene is much more intricate and complex—as the saint herself is complex.
Arts & Culture Catholic Book ClubKevin SpinaleNovember 05, 2019
The new selection of the Catholic Book Club is a collection of poems about the saints.
Arts & Culture Catholic Book ClubKevin SpinaleOctober 25, 2019
Kevin Spinale, S.J., the moderator of the Catholic Book Club, led discussions of two very different books this spring and summer. The first, 'Catholic Modern,' by James Chappel, is a heady look at how the church remade itself at a time of social and political upheaval. The second, 'Say Nothing,' by
Arts & Culture Catholic Book ClubKevin SpinaleAugust 16, 2019
The Troubles in Northern Ireland were fought mainly by children—young men and women from Northern Ireland and young British soldiers from other parts of the United Kingdom.
Arts & Culture Catholic Book ClubKevin SpinaleJune 28, 2019
Last thoughts on an intriguing book about how the Catholic Church confronted the realities of the 20th century in Europe.
Arts & Culture Catholic Book ClubKevin SpinaleMay 24, 2019
Reflections on chapters 2 & 3 of ‘Catholic Modern’
Arts & Culture BooksKevin SpinaleOctober 04, 2018
Alan Jacobs’s new book is a collage of the intellectual considerations of five thinkers who, in their experience of the violence of World War II and their revulsion at the fascism that fueled it, contemplate the nature of education and its renewal after the anticipated Allied victory.