n November, the U.S. bishops affirmed the advancement of convert, mystic and writer Cora Evans’ cause for canonization, which the Diocese of Monterey, California, opened in 2010.
California mystic’s canonization cause progresses to Rome
Author, former Marine, ponders how faith tempers horror, violence
Author Phil Klay writes about what war, armed conflict and bloodshed do to the human soul.
Paradoxical priest character enlivens Canadian writer’s fiction
Maritime Canadian writer Anne Emery readily admits that it was the beauty of traditional sacred music that led her from an indifferent practice of the faith to a new appreciation of the eucharistic celebration and the dedication and service of priests.
Poet sees renewed appreciation of fine arts as way to deepen devotion
James Matthew Wilson is a Catholic writer who feels a special need to promote the Church’s literary treasure-trove to a much greater, more appreciative audience.
Writer’s debut novel hints at suffering’s subtle virtue
Emerging writer Kirstin Valdez Quade made a modest splash in North American literary circles with the 2015 release of “Night at the Fiestas,” a short-story collection deemed vibrant and refreshing by most reviewers.
Author Mary Gordon found fodder for good storytelling in the Bible
Catholic author’s latest novel, “Payback,” was released in September to positive reviews.
Movie: ‘Flannery ‘
Despite a tragically brief and illness-plagued career, Catholic author Flannery O’Connor is recognized as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
Flannery O’Connor documentary opening July 17 at virtual theaters
Previously, the movie, which won the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film in 2019, has only been shown in film festivals and college campuses.