BOOKS: Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It
Jennifer Fulwiler had no faith with which to take a leap. The big questions of life always nagged her and as she grew, she began to understand that her father’s science did not explain all things.
New books offer spiritual nourishment during Lent, Easter season
18 books for you to consider ordering, buying from your parish gift shop or checking out from the diocesan Kino Library.
BOOKS: Twelve Lessons on the Catholic Faith’: Priest makes Church teaching accessible
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.
‘Sun’ columnist to publish novel inspired by her work with Chaldean Catholics
“A Martyr’s Crown” is the fruit of two years worth of interviews and work among the Chaldean Catholic immigrant community in Phoenix by Joyce Coronel, longtime columnist and correspondent with The Catholic Sun.
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.
Memorial of Servant of God Dorothy Day
Born Nov. 8, 1897, in Brooklyn, her nominally religious family later moved to San Francisco, where she was baptized an Episcopalian. Her family later moved to Chicago, and Day attended the University of Illinois in Urbana.
Top 10 parables of faith on screen
Since the advent of cinema in the late 1800s, faith has been treated on film in a wide variety of ways, from the respectful to the satiric. With the church's observance of the Year of Faith continuing, here in alphabetical order are capsule reviews of 10 films that engage with this often elusive topic in an accomplished and illuminating manner. Sometimes directly, in other cases only by subtle implication, these screen parables provide viewers with insights into the nature of faith — as well as its effects.
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.
Books: ‘Sofia’s Awesome Tamale Day’
Illustrated book brings Mexican tradition into full color This time of year is, perhaps, filled with more ritual than any other. Yearly Christmas cards are...
Arizona mother writes ‘Guide to Life’ for Catholic working moms
The book is compiled wisdom gleaned from the virtual Catholic Working Mothers group. It averages 100 new members per month and passed the 6,000-member mark earlier this year.