Peter Seewald’s interview of Pope Benedict offers readers a journey through the theological life of the retired pope.
Best-selling author Alice Hoffman has written 23 novels, along with eight books for children and young adults and three books of short fiction. Her newest novel, “Faithful,” is contemporary fiction at its best.
In this excellent, well-written and highly readable book, Russell Shaw presents the stories of 15 famous Catholics.
The book shares “the self-reported best practices, opportunities and challenges of more than 200 excellent parishes.”
Steven Fine, a professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University in New York City, explores biblical, cultural and religious history through the lens of what he rightly calls in his conclusion “the oldest religious symbol in all of Western culture.”
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The following books are suitable for Christmas giving: “All Shall Be Well: A Spiritual Journal for Hope and Encouragement” by Hilda St. Clair. Paraclete Press (Brewster, Massachusetts, 2016). 120 pp., $15.99. Teenage readers and adults alike will find calm, inspired creativity and peaceful contemplation with this beautifully illustrated journal. Sixty quotes illuminated […]
“The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children — And the World” by Roger Thurow. Public Affairs (Philadelphia, 2016). 262 pp., $26.99. “Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina” by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 135 pp., $14.95. Two new books show […]
Imagine St. Paul, Isaiah or Jeremiah — any key prophetic figure — with a brother or close companion, one who could be a support and encouragement at times when life got rough. Whether or not you see Phil and Dan Berrigan, one who was a Josephite priest and later married and the other a Jesuit priest, as prophetic against the politics of war in the last half of the 20th century or not, watching their relationship and lives unfold through their letters to each other shows two men trying to be faithful to the Gospel and to each other.
A pastor out of touch with his parishioners’ lives has little chance of preaching a homily that can make the Gospel come alive for them, Pope Francis said.
From the 1950s through the 1980s, Father Theodore Hesburgh was one of the most famous priests in the United States and, probably, the busiest. Robert Schmuhl, the author of “Fifty Years With Father Hesburgh,” was a student of Father Hesburgh’s as an undergraduate at Notre Dame and they continued to be friends until the priest’s death in 2014.
Michael R. Albert, 83, retells a dream he had when he was 12 years old in a children’s book he has written titled “Mekhail’s Dream.