BOOKS: ‘Evangelical Catholicism’: Pathway back to vibrancy of early Church

I met George Weigel last year when he came to the Valley to speak about how the KGB tried to suborn John Paul II, if that were even possible. I told him that I read his book, “Against the Grain,” and it totally revolutionized my view of Just War Theory. He seemed surprised that someone had actually read, and, understood a book of his. I read another one that he released in 2013 (our review schedule is full, but I insisted anyway), “Evangelical Catholicism,” and decided that this one simply blew me away, as the old cliché goes.

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.

Books: Author offers two Catholic takes on recovery

Go into any modern bookstore or go online to any major bookseller and you will find oftentimes large self-help sections. Look closer and you...

Pastor’s pages promote deeper understanding of Mass

Related YouTube videos, available at wau.org/faithseries, also help guide readers.

Book explores complex balance between charitable acts, religious values

There is a close relationship between charitable action and philanthropy on the part of religious organizations, according to Thomas J. Davis, editor of "Religion in Philanthropic Organizations: Family, Friend, Foe?" But the philanthropy his book focuses upon aims principally at alleviating society's ills and making the world a better place. This might be done through caring for the sick, feeding and educating the poor, disaster relief, counseling families that suffer or aid for immigrants.

New Bing Crosby bio paints picture of crooner and his priest alter-ego

NEW YORK (CNS) — Affable fictional clergyman Fr. Charles “Chuck” O’Malley was the principal figure in two well-received World War II-era movies, 1944’s “Going My Way” and its 1945 sequel, “The Bells of St. Mary’s.”

‘Reveille for the Soul’ to reach seven military installations

A Catholic publisher donated 700 copies of "Reveille for the Soul: Prayers for Military Life," a pocket-sized book, to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to reserve for those beginning their service.

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.
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Inspiration from the comics

“America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess.”

‘Life-changing’ Jerusalem trip was cornerstone for new ‘Jesus’ book

Jesuit Father James Martin today has a hard time believing that he initially turned down a suggestion to go to Jerusalem as source material for his newest book, "Jesus: A Pilgrimage."