Arts & Culture BooksRon HansenJanuary 18, 2019
The fascinating premise of Mary Gordon’s lovely little book On Thomas Merton is that, except for his extensive correspondence with Evelyn Waugh and Czeslaw Milosz, Thomas Merton was without literary peers who could perceptively judge, critique and improve his writing.
Arts & Culture BooksRon HansenMarch 23, 2018
We collaborate with God’s grace and find conformity with Christ, by acknowledging our creaturehood, our temptations, our distractions and expectations, our doubts, our grudges, our compulsions, and by allowing “Christ to pray for us, with us, and in us.”
Faith Faith in FocusRon HansenJuly 20, 2017
Why Ron Hansen will never read the Gospels the same.
Arts & Culture BooksRon HansenApril 25, 2011
Ron Hansen reviews Andrew Dubus III’s memoir of his absentee father
BooksRon HansenFebruary 11, 2008
In late October 2004 James Martin S J an associate editor of America got a surprise phone call from the actor Sam Rockwell Sam was developing his role as Judas for an Off-Broadway production of a new play 8220 The Last Days of Judas Iscariot 8221 by Stephen Adly Guirgis Because Sam was
Arts & Culture BooksRon HansenApril 04, 2005
David Plante was born in Providence R I in 1940 the next to last of the seven sons of Anaclet and Albina Plante French-Canadians who were called somewhat sneeringly in Yankee New England Canucks Anaclet was a stoical taciturn quarter-breed Blackfoot Indian who worked humbly for a manufactu