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Parish Book Discussion: The Power and the Glory

  • St. Charles Catholic Church 3304 Washington Boulevard Arlington, VA, 22201 United States (map)

Session 3: Part III
Discussion Facilitator: Fr. Don Planty

Meets in Benedict Hall

St. Charles hosts regular Parish Book Discussions to help us grow together as a community and promote dialogue on important topics. A new book will be chosen for each quarter of the year, with monthly teaching and discussion nights hosted at the church. Come be a part of the conversation as we explore our faith through engaging and provocative writings, new and old.

Current Book: 

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

Mexico, the late 1930s: A paramilitary group has outlawed the Catholic Church and been executing its clergy. Now the last priest is on the run, fleeing not just an unshakable police lieutenant but also his own wavering morals. As he scraps his way toward salvation, haunted by an affair from his past, the nameless “whiskey priest” is pulled between the bottle and the Bible, tempted to renounce his religion yet unable to ignore the higher calling he’s chosen. Timeless and unforgettable, The Power and the Glory is a stunning portrait of both physical and spiritual survival by a master dramatist of the human soul. (Courtesy of Penguin Books)

Discussion Nights: 

April 30, Part I
May 21, Part II
June 25, Part III


Earlier Event: June 23
Borromeo Brothers
Later Event: June 30
Borromeo Brothers