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Saints, Sinners & Suffering

Saints, Sinners & Suffering 

The next issue of the St. Austin Review is at the printer. The theme of the September/October issue is Saints, Sinners & Suffering. Highlights include: 

Garner Richardson surveys “The Soul-Tree of St. Catherine of Siena”. 

Paul J. Voss muses on “Thomas More’s Confinement in the Tower of London”. 

Jackson T. Herne hearkens to “St. Bernadette’s Song for Our Time”. 

Sr. Carino Hodder takes us on “John Bradburne’s Journey”. 

John M. Grist reads “From Pontius Pilate’s Private Notes”. 

Gene Fendt distinguishes between “Growing Up Modern, and Growing Up”. 

Andrew Howley traces the sources of inspiration for his painting. 

Chad Chisholm goes to the movies and sees “The Paradox of Joker”. 

K. V. Turley finds “Ordet’s Holy Fool”. 

Kevin O’Brien tackles “Suffering and the Meaning of COVID-19”. 

Fr. Dwight Longenecker connects “Mel Gibson and the Problem of Pain”. 

Donald DeMarco contemplates “The Plague that is ever with Us”. 

Manuel Alfonseca considers “The Faith of Contemporary Atheist Scientists”. 

William Fahey asks “What do Monuments Teach?” 

Fr. Benedict Kiely is “Praying Constantly”. 

Bradley J. Birzer invites us to “A Dance Beyond Anger”. 

Kenneth Colston reviews A Time to Die: Monks on the Threshold of Eternal Life by Nicolas Diat. 

Louis Markos reviews Symbol or Substance?: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien by Peter Kreeft. 

Greg Peters reviews The Dark Angels by François Mauriac. 

Stephen Mirarchi reviews The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord by Anthony Esolen. 

Plus new poetry by Thomas Banks, Jeffrey Essmann, Fr. Gerard Garrigan, Philip C. Kolin and D. Q. McInerny. 

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