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A vocabulary of belief: Redemption in Alice McDermott’s ‘Charming Billy’

In a 2007 interview with the journal Image, author Alice McDermott shared her view on the sacramental in her work: "The idea of sacrament...

Alice McDermott’s writing reminds us that each ordinary life tells an...

By the time you reach Page 4 of Alice McDermott's stunning book, "The Ninth Hour," a man is speaking the words of the "Hail Mary"...

Father Joseph Brown: Reflection on his book, ‘The Sun Whispers, Wait:...

This small book, a collection of mostly new along with some earlier poems, is a gem of wisdom and craftsmanship. Luke (Jesuit Father Joseph Brown)...

Father Joseph Brown: Priest-poet cites hospitality as key to address social...

Jesuit Father Joseph Brown wields a lot of influence in a creative medium he regards as a form of play. Father Brown, professor of Africana...

Brian Doyle’s sacramental sense shone through his writing

"Sometimes we are starving to see every bit of what is right in front of us," Brian Doyle wrote in a prose-poem that appears...

The year we all became bird-watchers: Writer Brian Doyle finds God...

One surprising note of the past year is how many of us got into bird-watching! I remember old sitcoms from my childhood where a...

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell: Her writing reflects a poetic and deeply Catholic...

In the introduction to her book "Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O'Connor" (Paraclete Press, 2020), Angela Alaimo O'Donnell recounts how "at...

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell: Faith’s storehouse of story and symbol enhances poet’s...

In the introduction to her 2014 prose work "Mortal Blessings," poet and educator Angela Alaimo O'Donnell offers this frank observation: "Poetry seemed to be...

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