If you’re the type of person to ever wonder why the word “disgruntled” is commonplace, but calling someone “gruntled” decidedly less so, “Angels, Barbarians and Nincompoops” offers a rollicking ride through the forgotten histories of everyday words.
Mary Haseltine’s debut book titled “Made for This: The Catholic Mom’s Guide to Birth,” draws on St. John Paul II’s theology of the body to show that childbirth is an essential part of who God created women to be, body and soul.
High school baseball in a small Midwestern town is the main theme of this engaging novel that baseball fans — especially Catholics — will enjoy.
In the book, “The Way of Catechesis: Exploring Our History, Renewing Our Ministry,” Gerard F. Baumbach explains the history of catechesis starting with the Old Testament through to the present day.
Roma Downey’s book, “Box of Butterflies,” is a lavishly designed “scrapbook” of favorite poems and pictures, memories and friendships. At its heart, however, the lesson is that life — like a butterfly — is a fragile gift that must be appreciated and never taken for granted.
For Eli Hernandez to complete his 30-page children’s book, “Dearest Children: A Message Inspired by Father Edward J. Flanagan,” each illustration took up to 20 hours, often done in the middle of the night after his family was asleep.
A trio of new books explore, the way we react to the Reformation, even now, says nearly as much about how we see the church today as it does about the fissures of five centuries ago.
The story of the Christian family includes tales of how its Eastern and Western branches separated, grew apart, attempted reconciliation, hurt each other and now are trying to work together for the sake of the children today and for generations to come.
The year 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima. There has been a small deluge of publications to honor the occasion. These two short, picture-filled books show signs of being rushed to publication.
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.