Michael Leach

Michael Leach is publisher emeritus of Orbis Books. He has edited and published more than three thousand books. His authors include Nobel Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and hundreds of religion book award winners. In 2007 the Catholic Book Publishers Association honored Mike with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dubbed "the dean of Catholic book publishing" by U.S. Catholic magazine in 2003, he has also authored or edited several books of his own, including Why Stay Catholic? which was voted the "Best Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith" in 2012. Mike brings this background to his role as editor of NCR's Soul Seeing columns; Soul Seeing has won the first place award for "best regular spirituality column" from the Catholic Press Association for five years in a row. Michael is a frequent contributor to NCR's Soul Seeing column.

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Aren't we all like Freddie Mercury?

I want to be touched by you

The greatest Jesus movie never made

How am I supposed to understand all this pain and death?

'Grief is the price you pay for love'

Love says: You still have a life left to live

The mind is a terrible thing

Christmas means we all belong, to Christ and to each other

Soul seeing, like love, changes everything

Being a grandparent is about being in awe

Have a happy Gerard Manley Hopkins Christmas

I need to forgive Donald Trump

Coronavirus: When a metaphor is more than a metaphor

Toni Bosco: 'When we forgive, we act as God does'

Having the time of my life

Fr. Smyth of Maryville leaves incalculable spiritual legacy

Deserve's got nothin' to do with it

Under a 2-foot-tall tree, I played out the drama of Jesus' coming

Bishop Morrie resigns from diocese amid tears

Know what your duty is, do it without hesitation