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    A new memoir reaffirms the vocation of pastor in contemporary American culture. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    Writer Mary Karr says what struck her about Catholicism “wasn’t the grandeur of the Mass, it was the simple faith of the people” and “the carnality of the church. There was a body on the cross.” More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Mary Gordon is a novelist, essayist, and English professor at Barnard College in New York whose new book is called CIRCLING MY MOTHER. It’s a memoir of Gordon’s late mother and of the Catholic Church in which she was raised. Gordon is an outspoken critic of the church as an institution. At the same time, she remains strongly committed to her Catholic faith. More

    February 29, 2008 | Comments