Topic: Literature and the Arts

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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

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    The sound they create is inspired: lush, dramatic, intensely personal. But for The 5 Browns, playing Gershwin or anyone else is more than an exercise in making music. It is their keyboard testimonial. More

    January 25, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about the Star of Bethlehem with Frederica Mathewes-Green. More

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Artists have started to practice their spirituality outside the studio, outside the gallery. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, individuals attend a retreat that is intended to bring back what one organizer calls “the intimate relationship between art and faith.” More

    August 24, 2007 | Comments

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    “The Simpsons is not a show about religion, but it’s about a family in which religion plays a part, and in that sense it’s really reflective of what most Americans do and feel about religion,” says Mark Pinsky, author of “The Gospel According to The Simpsons.” More

    July 27, 2007

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    Read a review by David E. Anderson, senior editor of Religion News Service, of Alice McDermott’s novel, After This. More

    December 29, 2006 | Comments

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    While religious conflict is dominating the headlines, there are some who are trying to find understanding and respect across religious lines. A group of women in Cambridge, Massachusetts is doing just that. They have founded a book club to learn from each other’s Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions. More

    September 29, 2006 | Comments

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    The Daughters of Abraham Book Club Reading List

    September 29, 2006 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt and view a gallery of pictures from “How the Other Half Worships” by Camilo Jose Vergara. More

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Read Faith and Doubt After Easter by David E. Anderson.

    April 21, 2006 | Comments

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