Catholic guide aims to boost scriptural literacy

Mark Hart's latest book offers 10 steps for establishing a habit of reading Scripture, guides readers through God’s story and offers some “dos” and “don’ts” for the Biblical journey.

Local author reflects on power of forgiveness in new book

Grace is a good thing to talk about, a good thing to meditate on and in this Easter season, it’s good to know, despite our brokenness and sinfulness, that God gives it freely to us.

Collection reconciles faith and science

The conflict between science and religion, which we all hear about, is much like today’s politics — there’s nothing to it. If it were true that an irreconcilable conflict exists, we wouldn’t have Catholic priests like Copernicus (Sun at the center of the Solar System) and LeMaître (the Big Bang) discovering how the entire universe works.

Poet’s conversion journey is as poetic as her work

An atheist begins to question things as events of life unfold. Finally, she visits old friends and finds them all profoundly different than they had been, not realizing that the difference is within.

Life of recently declared U.S.-born martyr chronicled in book

It’s about German migrants braving the new world and the unknown, building families, communities, and Church, and leaving a legacy to inspire us all.

BOOKS: Late exorcist discusses the reality of the devil in new book

Christmas is upon us once again and we drift from the embrace of day-to-day living to the morass of consumerism and the occasional religious expression. After all, Christ is revealed upon the world and stories of Christmas ghosts, spirits of revelry, and visions of sugar plums dance in our heads.

‘Sun’ correspondent publishes new novel on Middle East persecution

Joyce Coronel has never been to Iraq or Syria, but you couldn’t tell by reading her latest book, “Cry of Nineveh.” Coronel, a longtime reporter for The Catholic Sun, just published her second novel based on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

Author chronicles gradual loss of religion in American society in new book

I know, as Catholics, we like spiritual self-help books, saint biographies, devotional and even fiction works. Of the books I’ve reviewed, some were so good that I labeled them “The Book.” In the case of Kenneth Woodward’s new book, “Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama,” it’s true, this is THE Book.

Pope Francis, retired Pope Benedict praise Patriarch Bartholomew

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Defending religious freedom, fighting indifference to attacks on human dignity and promoting care of creation are obligations that Orthodox and Catholics share and areas where Pope Francis said he and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople are in deep harmony.

New saint’s book offers insight into what motivated her work

We can still remember the photos and the videos of a woman without fear who went into the poorest places of the poorest and lifted the most downtrodden to a place of dignity.