The Last Homily captures with poignant authenticity the dying thoughts of a brilliant priest who dedicated his life to bringing others to God: Fr. Arne Panula, of Washington DC’s fabled Catholic Information Center.
Recorded with Fr. Arne’s permission during his months in hospice care, his exchanges with noted author Mary Eberstadt expound on the Church and history, art and music, books and ideas, as well as on more immediate questions about how the faithful should live, how they should work, and how they can best help to build the Kingdom on earth.
Via this gift to posterity, Fr. Arne’s spiritual guidance is no longer limited to those who knew him, but extends to generations of the present and future.
“Fr. Arne Panula lived a life of extraordinary service to Christ and the Church, particularly in his last months which were marked by such charity, even while he suffered physically. Mary Eberstadt has captured that beautifully through her conversations with him. . . . I hope [this book] will be a means of grace for people who did not know Fr. Arne personally and a fond reminder of his spiritual legacy for those of us who did.”
Leonard A. Leo
Executive Vice President of The Federalist Society
“The Last Homily is a wonderful testimony to the truth of Christianity and the concrete reality of God’s grace.”
Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP
Director of the Thomistic Institute, Angelicum, Rome
Mary Eberstadt holds the Panula Chair in Christian Culture at the Catholic Information Center in Washington DC, is Senior Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute, and is an American writer whose contributions to the intellectual landscape traverse several genres.
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