A new book-length interview with Pope Francis, titled “God is Young,” represents a kind of “how-to” guide for creating a “revolution of tenderness” in which young people and the elderly — both “thrown away” by society — band together to help change the world.
One question readers might have after reading “Antoine Frederic Ozanam” is this: When will this man be canonized a saint?
The U.S. government, which once made guarding the well-being of children a top priority, has now abandoned their interests in favor of the sexual wishes of their parents, according to a new book by law professor Helen M. Alvare.
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat has become one of the leading Catholic commentators on the Francis papacy, and this book, being released around the papacy’s fifth anniversary, serves well as both an overview of the pope’s accomplishments and a sometimes critical commentary on them.
Journalist Curt Brown has authored a new book on this interesting year in Minnesota history, focusing mainly on individual stories and the communities that were greatly impacted during these hard times.
The book, “Abducted in Iraq,” tells the painful, day-by-day story of those days and of Auxiliary Bishop Sirop Hanna’s survival — his physical survival, to be sure, but the survival too, indeed the flourishing, of his faith under the most senselessly hurtful circumstances.
Mike and Grace Aquilina have found in their book, “A History of the Church in 100 Objects,” an accessible and fascinating way to tell this story: through the history, in words and full-color photos, of 100 well-chosen objects and places.
Micah Kiel’s love of apocalyptic literature inspired a new book that gives readers a whole new perspective on Revelation.
Peter Kreeft, author of “Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other,” presents the stereotypes and caricatures we Catholics and Protestants tend to have of each others’ beliefs and practices. He interlaces his discussion with parables, “comic relief” and metaphors.
Lent is a time for holy reading and spiritual growth. Two new daily meditation books and a new collection of reflections relating to Christ’s resurrection offer good reading for Lent and Holy Week.
“They Came for Freedom: The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims” by Jay Milbrandt is an account of the Pilgrims’ daring adventure at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts that explores contradictions such as their passion for their own religious freedom — yet persecution of those who did not share their beliefs.