Arts & Faith

Books offer insights on conflict, leadership for church ministers

“Redeeming Conflict: 12 Habits for Christian Leaders” by Ann M. Garrido. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 270 pp., $15.95. “To Heal, Proclaim and Teach: The Essential Guide to Ministry in Today’s Catholic Church” by Jared Dees. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 298 pp., $16.95. By Daniel S. Mulhall Catholic News Service…

‘Spotlight’ takes strong look at reporting behind clergy abuse scandal

NEW YORK — The clergy abuse-themed drama “Spotlight” (Open Road) is a movie no Catholic will want to see. Whether it’s a film many mature Catholics ought to see is a different question entirely. This hard-hitting journalism procedural — which inescapably invites comparison with 1976’s “All the President’s Men” — recounts the real-life events that…