"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Pope John Paul II is celebrating his 25th anniversary as leader of the Catholic church. A panel joins Diane to talk about some of the ways the Catholic Church has changed in the last quarter century and a look ahead.
- Margaret Steinfels commentator and former editor of Commonweal magazine
- John Allen Vatican correspondent, National Catholic Reporter, author of "Conclave" and "All the Pope's Men."
- The Very Reverend David O'Connell, C.M. president of the Catholic University of America
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