It is rare these days to be able to take a peek at the beginning of an institution of higher learning, especially one founded with a pastoral perspective; the reader has that privilege in “Come to Believe.”
The authors of these two short books narrate the lives and accomplishments of the saints. These books are devotional, suitable for spiritual reading and quiet meditation.
The history of the rosary traces to the 13th century through the new book, “Why the Rosary, Why Now?”
This highly readable book, as the subtitle indicates, narrates the stories of the 10 archbishops of New York, all Irish, from John Hughes (1850-1864) to Timothy Dolan (2009 to the present), and including John McCloskey, Michael Corrigan, John Farley, Patrick Hayes, Francis Spellman, Terence Cooke, John O’Connor and Edward Egan.
The meaningful dinner conversations sparked by “Feeding Your Family’s Soul” will make this book a daily dinnertime treat.
The internet’s capacity to establish enriching connections among human beings is what fascinates Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro in a new book titled “Friending God.”
“Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse” (Fantagraphics) is a continuing series of hardbacks that collects the entire Gottfredson Mickey run, beginning in 1930 and ending with his last strips in 1975 and contain extreme ethnic humor.
“A Radical Faith” is the story of Sister Maura Clarke’s journey from a tightknit Catholic community in the Rockaway area of New York City to the jungles of Nicaragua and El Salvador.
The story, “Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe,” told by Sarah Gristwood does justice to the lives and memories of the women who broke the European glass ceiling so many years ago.
Bishop writes a book that grapples with the thorny issues of immigration, regarding both legal immigrants and unauthorized immigrants, as well as education, youth formation, political activism and encouraging voting. But it was written before the political catapulting of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and then his election as president.