Joyce Duriga explores Sister Helen's life growing up in upper-middle-class Louisiana, her growing awareness of the injustice of the death penalty, and its disproportionate targeting of the poor and minorities.
In this autobiographical work, Cardinal Tagle, with openness and frankness, freely shares his thoughts on religious pluralism, social justice, an ethic of ecology, and the challenges facing the church in the 21st century.
From the Foreword by Jean Vanier:'The story of John's life has touched my heart and soul, and brought me closer to God. It has revealed to me a God wonderfully full of surprises, better, more intelligent, more creative than we could imagine.
Published to coincide with Newman s canonization by Pope Francis in October 2019, this engaging and judicious introduction to Newman life and legacy will be welcomed by newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts alike.
Based on extensive study of Newman's letters, diaries and private journals, this highly readable biography reveals much about the man who became a Cardinal, but particularly Newman's role in the regeneration of English Catholicism.