Comedian, cardinal, inmate present Pope Francis book on mercy

A man who, as a boy, responded that he'd like to be pope when he grew up, helped launch the pontiff's new book-length interview about his experience of mercy.

Author addresses challenging truth of dangers of pornography

As long as we understand Catholic teaching on this issue, we will find Fradd’s book to be informative and well worth the read.

BOOKS: Chapels on campus seen from religious, architectural perspectives

Chapels at Princeton, Harvard, Yale and the University of Chicago are explored in Margaret M. Grubiak's "White Elephants on Campus," which provides readers with two history lessons. One is about religion's role on campuses of private, nondenominational U.S. universities; the other is about the architecture of these chapels.

BOOKS: Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass

Mark Hart of Life Teen wastes no time getting to the heart of the matter in his new book, “Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass,” when he illustrates the lengths to which people will go to obtain something upon which they place great value — camping out for days for movie tickets, new products, lotteries, silly game shows, etc.

Award-winning coffee table book introduces readers to Southwestern saint

Everybody seems to have their own favorite saint; whole professions and vocations have their patron saints, and even some countries have a patron saint that stands out in their history. In the Southwest, we have Junípero Serra, OFM, who founded a total of 10 missions from Baja California to San Francisco.

Latino illustrator wins award for saintly art

The honor recognizes one Latino author and one Latino illustrator for work that "best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children's books." David Diaz is responsible for artwork in the June 2012 release of "Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert." It's written by Gary D. Schmidt.
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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.

‘Tweet Inspiration’: Bible Geek brings Scripture to Twitter

Many years ago, in Quezon City, the governing General Chapter of the Order of Preachers, the Dominicans, established four priorities with which the order would pursue preaching in the postmodern world.

Theologian shares how understanding Eucharist led to own conversion

For this Easter, Hahn tackles the mysteries of the Last Supper and the Cross so that we may better immerse ourselves in the most holy of seasons.

New book chronicles lives of great Dominicans

With the eighth centenary of the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, upon us this year, the book is very timely.