Category: Reviews

The Uses of Fantasy by Amy Nicholson

An essay on an often overlooked literary genre, with a related book review.
December 15, 2020/by tac

Sustaining Grace by Frank Freeman

A lyrical novel incorporating theological themes, set against the backdrop of a hardscrabble New England farm.
December 15, 2020/by tac

Quentin Tarantino’s Moral Vision by Leonard Engel

While reflecting the vicissitudes of life, fairy tales tell us what could have been, what might have happened, suggesting ideal possibilities under different circumstances or conditions.
November 23, 2020/by tac

Messenger of Peace by Chris Byrd

In a flawed yet ultimately life- and faith-affirming film, Italian director Marco Pontecorvo tells the story of the famed Marian apparitions during World War I.
November 23, 2020/by tac

Bearing One Another’s Burdens by Amy Nicholson

An anthology of essays exploring various aspects of communal life, designed to strength and inspire.
November 23, 2020/by tac

Company of Friends by Robert Kent

Priest-scholar Rev. Victor Lee Austin's latest book is a study of the theology of friendship.
October 12, 2020/by tac

The Harder Choice by Amy Nicholson

A memoir of childbirth that raises some difficult questions about faith, grief, and the nature of suffering.
October 12, 2020/by tac

Documenting Change by Chris Byrd

The life of controversial Catholic writer Flannery O'Connor is profiled in this new documentary.
October 12, 2020/by tac

Fighting Termination by Chris Byrd

A richly textured novel brings an era of Native American history to life.
September 1, 2020/by tac

A Life Inspired by Amy Nicholson

A beautiful tribute to a kind and generous woman who exemplified the spirit of the Beatitudes.
September 1, 2020/by tac

Rescue Mission by Amy Nicholson

Selections from the writings of a courageous missionary inspire contemporary audiences.
May 15, 2020/by tac

Aging Gracefully by J. Milburn Thompson

A collection of essays and poems reflecting on aging as part of a spiritual journey.
May 15, 2020/by tac

Heaven’s Door by Fran Salone-Pelletier

A biographical portrait of a modern-day saint, an enduring marriage, and a lived experience of mercy.
May 15, 2020/by tac

A Modern-Day Morality Play: On The Irishman by Leonard Engel

The Irishman as Everyman: The filmmaker Martin Scorsese draws on the themes of medieval morality plays in his latest work.
April 8, 2020/by tac

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