Art of Reading: Still Life with Japanese Children’s Book

Still Life with Japanese Children’s Book (also known as A Japanese Tale) Claude Raguet Hirst – circa 1890-1899 via lines and colors where there is interesting information about Claude Hirst. Image from The Athenaeum where you may see many more of Hirst’s paintings [Read more...]

Same Kind of Happy as Me: Reviewing “A People of Hope: Archbishop Timothy Dolan in Conversation with John L. Allen, Jr.”

Probably my chief professional frustration is that the Catholic Church I have come to know from the inside—the warmth and laughter one finds in most Catholic circles, the rich intellectual tradition, the vast body of lore, the incredible range of characters, the deep desire to do good, the abiding faith against all odds that thrives [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture by Mary Healy

I have probably mentioned this here before, but this is my review upon finishing the book. Gospel of Mark, The by Mary Healy My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a really great commentary. Healy combines a lot of the information that I have in a variety of other commentaries (both Catholic and Protestant), but then pulls [Read More...]


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