Saints Help Author and Mother Drop a Toxic Perfectionism

In a new book, award-winning journalist Colleen Carol Campell writes that for years she was burdened by her self-imposed expectations and quest for perfection, and was only able to be rescued through the help of the saints.

Father Robert Lauder

Seminary Series to Feature Father Lauder

Father Robert Lauder will give a free talk on “Walker Percy: Existentialist Novelist” at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, L.I., April 23 at 2 p.m. This talk is the latest installment of the seminary’s Book Talk Series.

Living with Purpose: New Book Details Rockaway Nun’s Life, Devotion to Justice Unto Death

Eileen Markey’s new book, “A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura” (New York: Nation Books, 2016, pp. 336), is a beautiful and eye-opening depiction of a Maryknoll Sister from the Brooklyn Diocese who was brutally murdered, assassinated really, in El Salvador on Dec. 2, 1980. There were three other American women horribly killed with her: Ita Ford, also a Maryknoll nun from Brooklyn, Jean Donovan, a laywoman missionary volunteer from Connecticut, and Dorothy Kazel, an Ursuline nun from Cleveland.

With Book on Sex Abuse, Author Aims to Heal

In the 1950s, Norbert Krapf was sexually abused – along with scores of other boys – by a priest of the Diocese of Evansville, Ind., who was loved and respected by the community.

Friendship With Books

Dear Editor: “There is no Frigate like a Book/ To take us Lands away/ Nor any Coursers like a Page/ Of prancing Poetry –/ This Traverse may the poorest take/ Without oppress of Toll –/ How frugal is the Chariot/ That bears the Human Soul.“

Different Approaches Offer Lessons to Youth

By Daniel S. Mulhall Human development is an interesting field of study. Over the last 100 years a variety of social sciences have explored what are developmentally appropriate tasks for each stage of life. A great deal of study has gone into trying to understand the development that takes place during adolescence, the period that […]

Amazing Depth in New History of the Jesuits

By David Gibson With the 2013 election of history’s first Jesuit pope, interest mounted exponentially in the now-worldwide Society of Jesus that St. Ignatius Loyola, with nine friends, founded in the 16th century. What Pope Francis’ election means for the Jesuits “remains to be seen,” writes Jesuit Father John W. O’Malley, author of “The Jesuits: […]

Effie Caldarola

Two Lenten Lessons: Service and Solidarity

Recently, I heard an interview with the author and illustrator of a newly released children’s book and got that familiar “I’ve got to have that book” feeling.