TCC Reads: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen‘s new memoir, Born to Run, has been a welcome distraction from this dispiriting political season. He’s a better songwriter than memoirist, but man does he have a story to tell. More in America: Praying With Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen grew up in a Catholic immigrant community, more on that experience in our book. Listen to one of his Catholic songs & more after the jump:

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TCC Reads: Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin SJ

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James Martin S.J.

Our own Anna Keating recommends The New York Times bestseller Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin, SJ. Read her review and see photos, like the Garden of Gethsemane, after the jump:

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TCC Video: Patti Smith on Pope Francis & Her Performances at The Vatican

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Patti Smith meets Pope Francis

The American punk rocker, and National Book Award winning memoiristPatti Smith, was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. And yet she has been described in The New Yorker and elsewhere as having deeply Catholic leanings. Smith speaks on Democracy Now about her love for Pope Francis, and being invited to perform at the Vatican twice. Watch the video after the jump:

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