BOOKS: ‘Life Lessons from Life with My Brother, Timothy Cardinal Dolan’

He’s a rockstar, literally bigger than life. His red cassock glows with the love of the Church. He’s a small town boy made good, real good, and this year he sat down with one-hundred and fourteen other cardinals to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI abdicated due to poor health, AND, he was elected president of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.

Labor historian reviews bitter lessons from the union movement

"From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement" takes a critical look at Chavez and...

BOOKS: ‘When Jesus Was Twelve’: Cultural context, clearer vision

We’ve all read and heard the story of 12-year-old Jesus accompanying Mary and Joseph to Jerusalem for the annual Passover feast (Luke 2:41-52). Like any party with a whole gaggle of friends and relatives, even the best of parents lose track of their kids.

Just in time for Christmas, priest’s book unravels mystery surrounding Three Wise Men

It’s the Advent Season with Christmas nearing and, as the old cliché goes, everyone loves a good mystery! This season, we have a very good one in Fr. Dwight Longnecker’s, “Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men.”

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...

Books offer insight into church’s role in international development

Readers interested in the Catholic Church's role in international development will benefit from reading three books which explain that the church long has been a formal presence in international development and that individuals rooted in Catholic tradition, prayer and Catholic social teaching can change the world. But fair warning: Readers might feel inspired and uncomfortably challenged while reading them, for answering the call of Catholic social teaching, the books point out, is not an easy task.

Nigerian priest republishes book on the priesthood

Fr. Fidelis Igwenwanne said the title of his recently republished book, “A Man for God and for Others,” encapsulates what we’re all called to do: “Love God and love neighbor.”

Thought-provoking books on an everyday topic

These two slim paperbacks serve up substantial food for thought about the sacredness of the family dinner table: "Table of Plenty: Good Food for Body and Spirit" and "Epic Food Fight"

‘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."

Sainthood candidate Father Flanagan inspires new children’s book

"When you help a child today, you write the history of tomorrow." That quote by a priest-turned-sainthood candidate inspired a Catholic school art teacher to write a children's book about him.