William Bole is a writer at Boston College and coauthor, with Bob Abernethy, of The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World.

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Finding new solace in Bruce Springsteen's 'The Rising' 20 years after 9/11

Music review: I wasn't looking for this Bruce in the aftershocks of 9/11. Looking back, though, I feel Springsteen made the right moves on "The Rising," with its inexhaustible themes of love, loss, faith, hope and renewal.

Prince's 'Welcome 2 America' puts faith and politics front and center

Music review: The first posthumous album by Prince made up entirely of unreleased material, "Welcome 2 America," recorded in 2010, delivers some of his catchiest music in decades, while exploring big questions.


George Harrison's coronavirus comeback

Commentary: Hospitals started playing "Here Comes the Sun" to celebrate when patients who had been sick from COVID-19 got to go home. It's from "All Things Must Pass," and the album's title track begins to explain why the Harrison revival isn't just about one song.