One question readers might have after reading “Antoine Frederic Ozanam” is this: When will this man be canonized a saint?
“Francis: The People’s Pope” (Seven Stories Press), a graphic biography by journalist and cartoonist Ted Rall, is, in its way, a celebration of the current successor of St. Peter.
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.
Edith Stein, who eventually became Carmelite Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, is not well known as saints go but is becoming better known as a fascinating figure of 20th-century Catholicism through books like this one.
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.
Speaking during a question-and-answer session in Rome March 1 after the presentation of the book, “A Pope Francis Lexicon,” Cardinal Farrell said that a greater role for women in the church “is going to take more than just issuing a decree.”
Micah Kiel’s love of apocalyptic literature inspired a new book that gives readers a whole new perspective on Revelation.
The book, “A Pope Francis Lexicon,” is a collection of over 50 essays by contributors from around the globe, each writing on a specific word that has become important in the ministry of Pope Francis.
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.