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Alice McDermott on the Comfort Faith Provides

From her fresh “Art of Fiction” interview, Alice McDermott discusses religion and writing, and her reluctance to be labeled a “Catholic writer.” She also reveals the origins of her most recent novel, The Ninth Hour (2017), which follows the Little Sisters of the Sick Poor, a group of nuns with all sorts of personalities, in […]

Of Millstones

One of the most stark and terrifying verses in all of the world’s religions is attributed to Jesus not once, nor twice, but three times identically in three different gospels: “Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he were thrown into […]

Heavenly Bodies: Irreverence, Faith, and Art

This one was written by Sarabeth Weszely. There’s been a bit of a buzz, at least around New York City, about the recent Met Gala and its corresponding exhibit, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” “Heavenly Bodies” is the largest Costume Institute exhibition yet, split between three separate exhibits in the Met and Met […]

Ben Howard’s Bad Catholicism

For a number of reasons, I’m glad I pre-ordered Ben Howard’s latest album, I Forget Where We Were. When I got home Tuesday afternoon I found the album ready and waiting on my doorstep. I also found Howard’s lyrics, which would have eluded me for all of his incomprehensible slurring, printed inside the front cover. […]

A Cardinal and a Comedian Walk into a Gym

A terrific round-up of last week’s “the Cardinal and Colbert” event at Fordham University, via Sam Sawyer, SJ. This article was originally published on The Jesuit Post. On Friday evening, I stood in a line in the Bronx, waiting to get the colored plastic bracelet that would get me VIP access into a crowded venue. […]