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.
A few days before Christmas, the final installment of the screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit hit theaters. Not many people know that...
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.”
Unless you lived under a cabbage leaf for the past 30 years or so, you already know that the Mother Angelica (1923-2016) of this book’s title was the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network. As such, she became the first Catholic media personality to garner the attention of the public in anywhere near the numbers racked up by the late, much-admired Archbishop Fulton Sheen in the mid-20th century.
It's part biography of the late pope who would be 100 later this year and part Pope Francis' reflection about their encounters and spirituality.
Each chapter highlights a particular month's religious themes, traditions, feasts and special saints and offers unique gardening lore such as creating a home garden with the theme of the Stations of the Cross.
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.
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.
If we haven’t heard by now, we should take the time to learn: all things are connected. For example, in the American Church, studies from Catholic University paint a dismal picture — approximately 35 percent of professed Catholics surveyed don’t believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
I write for a Catholic newspaper and belong to a Catholic religious order, yet I’m about to unleash a review of a book written by a non-Catholic Christian pastor.