The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

A spirituality of reading.
The written word isn't going away anytime soon, and religion's effect on the publishing industry is part of the reason.
An interview with Paul Elie on faith, writing, and the "School of the Holy Ghost."
Here are a few we found compelling.
Between Haiti and the streets of Brooklyn.
Three pop theology books to leave behind.
In telling their stories, guests at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen feast on divine mystery.

Features

Back in the ’70s I was trudging through the planning phase of a master’s thesis on Puritan devotional poetry, and I happened to catch lunch with someone who read me a quote...

Commentary

Reading passionately isn't about escaping reality, but about plunging further into it.

Columns

The 7-year-old's poster said, 'Every Life is Sacred. Stop Poverty.'

I'd miss the good old days, but they were before my time.

Culture Watch

Wright was a political activist, but his loyalty was to his art.

Departments

Words can provide rest, create change, and bring new life to our inner and outer worlds. Developing this special issue has given us a wonderful reminder of that.