'People Get Ready' tells how an inner-city Boston parish managed to transform itself into a vibrant church community, an experience that Reynolds believes holds lessons for a new understanding of the role of the parish in Catholic ecclesiology.
Does Christian literary expression hover as “something between a dead language and a hangover"? Have Catholic artists “ceded the arts to secular society"? In response to what might be considered a literary call to action comes a new book by Joshua Hren.
In “The Deep Places,” Ross Douthat relates how an experience of illness and suffering can lead to a search for answers to more transcendent questions, including the meaning of suffering and the gift of perseverance.
What would happen if Jesus ran for president? Roland Merullo’s writing explores this provocative question (and others)
In more than two dozen novels, memoirs, travelogues and other writings, the Massachusetts writer Roland Merullo has proved to be an astute observer of the human condition.
The veteran novelist has an esteemed track record of finely crafted stories that explore the human propensity to sow injury rather than beneficence.
A reader familiar with New York-based Irish American writer Peter Quinn’s work can be forgiven for identifying the novelist with Fintan Dunne, the central character in three of his four period-piece novels.
Dorothy Day lived a life that today poses significant challenges for just about anyone mindful of the least of our brethren.