BOOKS: ‘The Secret of the Lost Mountain’

Literary critics, the world over, write critiques and reviews of novels every day. Catholic novels are something different or we wouldn’t label them “Catholic.” We can suppose that such novels contain our particular set of beliefs and practices and we know that all Catholic novels teach some kind of lesson.

Books offer valuable guidance on growing in our prayer lives

They answer a common request from parents: "Teach us how to pray, and then teach us how to pray with our children."

BOOKS: ‘Moving Forward’ helps all Catholics keep the faith

College is that place where Catholic students first meet with the world’s great diversity, where students first take care of themselves, where they must first make the majority of their own decisions, and where their faith is first really tested.

BOOKS: Arizona author pens latest in ‘Lily’ series about woman with Down syndrome

As the number of babies born with Down syndrome continues to plummet, local author Sherry Boas hopes people will ponder the unintended consequences.

Love of reading, God and puppies leads to ‘pawsome’ achievement

Her second chapter book should be ready for "tween" readers this spring, particularly for those who enjoy dog characters.

New book shows how Bible supports Church teaching on Eucharist

New book shows how Bible supports Church teaching on Eucharist. It’s one thing to be born and baptized into the Church or make up our own mind, for whatever reason to become Catholic, but it’s something altogether different to prove why being Catholic lies at the root of the Truth.

Slim volume offers amazing depth in look at history of Jesuits

Over the course of time, "myths and misunderstandings about the Jesuits" entered so deeply into the public mind that "they seem impossible to eradicate."

America’s first black priest has lessons to teach us today

Duriga's short and straightforward look at Fr. Tolton's life is for a wide-ranging audience who would like introduction to the priest's life.

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: ‘R is for Rosary: A Catholic family alphabet’

I received this book, R is for Rosary, by Barbara Gowan and immediately thought – as a Lay Dominican – a book about St. Dominic and the story of how the Virgin Mary gave him the rosary. Then, I discovered it was a children’s book.