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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.

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.

College senior’s children’s book explores Catholic aspects of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (CNS) — Regina Munsch hopes her children’s book, “Growing Up Catholic in Pittsburgh,” finds its way into “church bags” throughout the region.

Deacon’s first novel tells table’s timeless story

It's available from En Route Books and Media, a small Catholic publishing company based in St. Louis that donates 10 percent of proceeds to pro-life causes, and other outlets including as an e-book.

Authors explore where faith and science meet

There’s an old adage that one shouldn’t discuss religion or politics in polite company. The same could be said about science and religion. There seems to be no end to the clashes between the creationists and scientists over the existence of God as manifested in the history of the universe.

BOOKS: The inspiring story of Fr. Augustine Tolton

A book by Sr. Caroline Hemesath, SSF, “From Slave to Priest,” tells the true story of a man born in bondage who escaped the South as a child, gained freedom under the Emancipation Proclamation, battled prejudice, and whose irrepressible faith led him to an unspeakable triumph — the priesthood.

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"

BOOKS: Author debunks anti-Catholic historical misconceptions

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.

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.

Children’s reading: books to pray, learn with all summer long

A mother of two reviews an array of morally suitable books for children ages 3-14 that might keep them busy for a few minutes this summer.