“The Fisherman’s Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican’s Secret Search” by John O’Neill recounts a journey through centuries of history and the decades-long archaeological dig to find the bones of St. Peter.
Based on extensive research across a wide swath of religious perspectives, the book, “Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think,” shows that the relationship between religion and science is much friendlier — and also more complex — than one might have imagined.
Whether one’s heritage is Irish or not, the inhabitants of the Emerald Isle continue to fascinate us. These two books offer a look at the past and the present, the gifts and the shadow side of the Irish and Celtic heritage.
Jim Forest has given us an extraordinary biography and memoir of Father Dan Berrigan (1921-2016), the Jesuit priest, poet and peace activist who sometimes went to jail for his convictions.
“Little Big Love,” set in a small fishing town in England, is a heartwarming tale about a boy who wants his dad, whom he’s never met, to be a part of his life.
This book tells one of the most remarkable and astonishing true stories ever to come out of the Vatican.
Two excellent books, “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World” and “I’ve Been Thinking: Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life,” are best read together, starting with McNamara’s insightful page-turner history of the struggles and accomplishments of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, which also includes the achievements of her husband, Sarge Shriver.
Phyllis Tickle, who died in 2015, was relatively unknown to many Catholics but was an important figure in recent Christianity in the United States.
Author Robert Hudson is a recognized Bob Dylan scholar and a member of the International Thomas Merton Society, and here is his starting point: “Although (Father Thomas Merton and Bob Dylan) lived their lives a thousand miles apart, their souls were next-door neighbors.”
Editor of the Library of America edition of the “Little House” books, Caroline Fraser won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for “Prairie Fires,” her comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder.