Category: Reviews

Listen!! A Lamentation and a Plea After Reading Olga M. Segura’s “Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church” by Rosalie G. Riegle

An impassioned response to an impassioned new book that renews the call to racial justice within the Catholic Church.
July 23, 2021/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Michael Centore on Pete Davis’s “Dedicated”

A new book on the joys, challenges, and rewards of sustained engagement.
June 11, 2021/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Amy Nicholson on the Life and Work of Philip Britts

Lessons in intentional community from a leader of the Bruderhof movement.
June 8, 2021/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Amy Nicholson on Linda Kopec’s “Cancer Gifts”

A memoir of overcoming cancer helps readers process their own fears and anxieties.
June 8, 2021/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Frank Freeman on Thomas Lynch’s “Bone Rosary”

A new collection from the poet and retired undertaker address family history, cosmic spirituality, and the connections between the living and the dead. The first installment in this week's Summer Reading Series.
June 7, 2021/by tac

The Catholic Agnostic by Frank Freeman

A fascinating new biography of the novelist "who happened to be a Catholic," featuring a Q&A with author Richard Greene.
May 27, 2021/by tac

Converted to the Gospel by Rosalie G. Riegle

A retired Methodist pastor chronicles his long friendship with Father Daniel Berrigan.
May 21, 2021/by tac

Peace in Troubled Times by Amy Nicholson

A book from 2013 finds new relevance in a post-pandemic age.
May 6, 2021/by tac

A Minefield of Difficult Choices by Douglas Lavine

A new novel follows the story of a priest navigating a morally complex world.
April 22, 2021/by tac

Learning from the Russians by Frank Freeman

An American fiction writer takes a deep dive into the masterworks of Russian literature.
April 13, 2021/by tac

The Necessity of Love by Rosalie G. Riegle

A review of a new book on the friendship between Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, featuring an interview with the author.
April 6, 2021/by tac

An Elsewhere to Start Anew by Frank Freeman

A new biography both documents James Baldwin’s journey and demonstrates that it is one which we all, in our own ways, need to take.
March 3, 2021/by tac

Visions of Mandela by Amy Nicholson

An informative and accessible graphic novel tells the story of the anti-apartheid struggle.
February 23, 2021/by tac

Among the Outcasts by Frank Freeman

Bukowski can nauseate you and lift your spirits in the same poem. He writes about those people—prostitutes, hard drinkers, “sinners”—with whom Jesus hung out the most.
January 28, 2021/by tac

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