National Catholic Register

Opinion

Celebrating Books

BY Father Owen Kearns, LC

May 31-June 6, 2009 Issue | Posted 5/22/09 at 7:08 PM

 

I love books and am grateful to have a part in Circle Media's own Circle Press. To borrow words from the computer world, books are the most durable, portable, navigable ways to experience a work — and there is never any connectivity problem.

Our celebration of books starts on page one with Tim Drake's excellent interview with Piers Paul Read, the British author whose new book, The Death of a Pope, is published by Ignatius Press. Drake's conversation with him continues in the next issue.

The celebration continues, on the books and education page, with our recommended "summer reading special."

And last but not least, it ends in Dublin (my native city), with the very important and most beautiful book: the Book of Kells.