BOOKS

Many of these things are almost automatically accepted by many of us because progressive society rains the blame down like God did water for Noah.

Here we are, Divine Mercy Sunday, this first Sunday of April, the Month of Divine Mercy, and the Year of Mercy, so what could be more appropriate than Vinny Flynn’s new book: “The 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy”?

Despite being a person of faith, deeply involved in Church life and a sinner ever seeking God’s mercy, I was raised in a scientific-thinking household. My father was a research biologist and this kind of thinking pervaded our lives, but never at the expense of faith.

As the mother of a child with Down syndrome, Sherry Boas has a special place in her heart and an intimate understanding of those who happen to have a third copy of their 21st chromosome.

With the eighth centenary of the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, upon us this year, the book is very timely.

In the end, 259 children in 26 countries submitted questions in 14 languages. They come from children in wealthy cities, poor rural areas and even refugee centers.

Social Justice has been my deepest interest since my former Lay Dominican chapter decided to explore it for a year of on-going formation. The first question that the facilitator asked, to illustrate what social justice meant, was, “How many people in the world live on less than two dollars a day?”

A man who, as a boy, responded that he'd like to be pope when he grew up, helped launch the pontiff's new book-length interview about his experience of mercy.

As a book critic, novelist, and a professor of English and Creative Writing, I am always looking for Catholic novels to read and review. Richard Novak’s new novel, The Platonia Chamber fits that bill; not only that, but the subject of the novel is of great personal delight — St. Laurentius or St. Lawrence, deacon to the 24th Bishop of Rome, Sixtus II.

More than 20 titles to choose from for die hard readers, Pope Francis aficionados and the average Catholic searching for prayer guides. Plus a title for teenagers and another for moms.

SOCIAL

3,653FansLike
116FollowersFollow
17,480FollowersFollow
Step Into the Breach!
Listen to The Bishop's Hour on iTunes
Subscribe to The Catholic Conversation podcast on iTunes!