In THE SAINT MAKERS: Inside The Catholic Church and How a War Hero Inspired a Journey of Faith, Drape takes readers deep inside the Vatican to meet the priests and cardinals, lawyers, doctors and lay people who have the power to elevate a person of deep faith and goodness to the highest ranks of holiness: sainthood. In the process, he sheds light on a much larger question: Can such a person reliably be proven to exist?
At a time when the church has been badly damaged by scandal, and a pandemic-weary world is in the grip of moral and cultural upheaval, THE SAINT MAKERS offers an uplifting account of courage, service and goodness under the most horrible circumstances.
On April 11, 2013 President Obama awarded Father Kapaun the Medal of Honor posthumously in the East Room of the White House before his family and his surviving fellow prisoners. His story continues to inspire believers and skeptics alike, across the globe.
Joe Drape is an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times. He is the author of six books, including the New York Times Bestsellers Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen and American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise. His book Black Maestro was the inaugural winner of the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award.
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Thu, Apr 8, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM