The list author says: "Here is a list of 40 great modern Catholic works of fiction, mostly written by Catholics (some Anglicans included), mostly about religious themes. I've limited the list to Latin-rite Catholics; and only one work per author (many of whom wrote several great Catholic novels), for brevity's sake."
"Probably our greatest living contemporary American Catholic novelist. His new novel "Exiles" looks to be a terrific narrative about the life of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Mariette is a great work about how no one likes to live with a saint."
"Two stories: "Absolution", and "Benediction" illustrate the Catholic background in Fitzgerald's work, which try as he might he could not escape. Absolution was meant to be included with Great Gatsby to explain Gatsby's background. Included for the sake of dismissing those who try to dismiss Fitzgerald's Catholicism."