Life of Faith

Life of Faith

Books

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down, by Anne Valente

As the Iraq war rages and President Bush continues a fruitless search for weapons of mass destruction, a brutal school shooting in a suburb of St. Louis leaves four teenagers traumatized. This painfully beautiful novel by Anne Valente, who teaches creative writing in Santa Fe, captures the complexity of human responses to violence.

Books

The work that begins at retirement

Life's later decades present distinctive virtues—and vices.

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Merciful within limits

Pope Francis's theology of mercy has political implications.