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.

‘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.

Minnesota writer helps incarcerated women pen stories of hurt, hope

"(The project) started out as a writing exercise because I teach creative writing. It turned out to be personal writing and ministry. I call it 'Heart and Soul Writing,'" she said.

BOOKS: New book challenges societal definitions of justice and equality

Social Justice has been my deepest interest since my former Lay Dominican chapter decided to explore it for a year of on-going formation. The first question that the facilitator asked, to illustrate what social justice meant, was, “How many people in the world live on less than two dollars a day?”

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.

Sainthood candidate Father Flanagan inspires new children’s book

"When you help a child today, you write the history of tomorrow." That quote by a priest-turned-sainthood candidate inspired a Catholic school art teacher to write a children's book about him.

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.

Book gives grisly narration of Nazi WWII Holocaust of Soviet Jews

This book is chilling reading. One wishes it were a novel rather than a factual recounting of the Nazi World War II slaughter of Jews in what was then the Soviet Union.

BOOKS: ‘Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does)’

It’s Christmas time – Advent actually – so we Catholics need something “Christmas-y” and Scott Hahn’s new book, “Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does),” cleverly fills that bill.

BOOKS: ‘Powerful’ read attacks culture of death, examines non-negotiable issues

In the opening line of her new book, “Non-negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture,” Sheila Liaugminas writes, “We the people are losing our ability to think clearly or reason well.”