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.

BOOKS: ‘Billowtail’ a delightful read for children and adults

When local author Sherry Boas decided to branch off into children’s books, she didn’t have to go too far for inspiration.

BOOKS: ‘Evangelical Catholicism’: Pathway back to vibrancy of early Church

I met George Weigel last year when he came to the Valley to speak about how the KGB tried to suborn John Paul II, if that were even possible. I told him that I read his book, “Against the Grain,” and it totally revolutionized my view of Just War Theory. He seemed surprised that someone had actually read, and, understood a book of his. I read another one that he released in 2013 (our review schedule is full, but I insisted anyway), “Evangelical Catholicism,” and decided that this one simply blew me away, as the old cliché goes.

Archbishop Sheen’s niece recalls happy times with her uncle in new book

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As a child, Joan Sheen Cunningham got to travel with her parents from their Illinois home to visit her uncle, first in Washington, then later in New York City.

Poet’s conversion journey is as poetic as her work

An atheist begins to question things as events of life unfold. Finally, she visits old friends and finds them all profoundly different than they had been, not realizing that the difference is within.

In divisive times, Chesterton inspires unity among Catholics, author says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At a time when Catholics seem to be split between conservative or progressive factions, the life and works of English writer G. K. Chesterton can inspire men and women in the Church to rise above conflict, said U.S. scholar Dale Ahlquist.

Prayer books for Advent, Christmas, Year of Mercy

More than 20 titles to choose from for die hard readers, Pope Francis aficionados and the average Catholic searching for prayer guides. Plus a title for teenagers and another for moms.

Books: Benedictine oblate takes readers ‘Deep in the Wave’

We live in a desert, in what many see as a vast wasteland; but geologists tell us that this place was once a part...

Catholic college prof’s true-to-life soccer book optioned by Netflix

The author has told the team's story twice — first via a CNN article and after seeing reader comments that were both rewarding and disturbing, it turned into a book idea. "And I was off to the races," she wrote.

BOOKS: ‘Christian Social Order’ — The authority of the Church’s teaching

With a deeper understanding of Church social doctrine and the willful act of putting away our useless pride, we can cease being Republicans or Democrats first and cease looking at the world only through a nationalistic lens.