This is a book of good news about “places in the Catholic Church where creativity, vision and devotion have the traction to move the mission of Jesus Christ forward.
In this excellent, well-written and highly readable book, Russell Shaw presents the stories of 15 famous Catholics.
Christian author Melody Carlson has written over 200 books, including several Christmas novellas. Her newest Christmas title, “The Christmas Angel Project,” features five women in a book club who come from different walks of life.
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.
Author Monica Wood states on her website that her fiction is not autobiographical “except that the theme of family infuses my work, as it does my life.” Her new novel, “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” is a quirky but beautifully told tale about a fragmented family and a 104-year-old woman.
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.
Emil Ferris’ debut graphic novel, “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters” (Fantagraphics), is an extraordinary work.
Over 350 pages long, it features a rich, remarkable visual style and several interweaving story lines. It will likely be a frontrunner when this year’s awards for the genre are presented.
Although with different personalities and different tones, the papacies of both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI focus on proclaiming the Gospel in a world that seems to confuse truth and lies, goodness and evil, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller.
The Catholic Church has more than its fair share of critics and detractors. The church, as a human institution, has been flawed and certainly found itself on the wrong side of history at times. But there also are accusations based on faulty information, misinterpretations, exaggerations and distortions of fact.