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: ‘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...

BOOKS: ‘The Hobbit Party’ — Authors explore Tolkein’s Catholic vision, Church’s social teaching

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...

BOOKS: Faith illumines thorny issues — Church’s social teaching explained

We might think it safe to say that the Church, like the world, is in disarray and is victim to the calamity of whim. A fellow English professor says so in his new book, “Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching.”

BOOKS: ‘Simply Open: A Guide to Experiencing God in the Everyday’

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.

BOOKS: Arizona author pens latest in ‘Lily’ series about woman with Down syndrome

As the number of babies born with Down syndrome continues to plummet, local author Sherry Boas hopes people will ponder the unintended consequences.

BOOKS: The spiritual side of suicide; finding God in midst of ‘downward spiral’

I’m having a crisis of literature. For the second month in a row, I am reviewing a book by a non-Catholic pastor. This one, “A Second Day: a Hopeful Journey Out of Suicidal Thinking,” by Fe Anam Avis.

Slim volume offers amazing depth in look at history of Jesuits

Over the course of time, "myths and misunderstandings about the Jesuits" entered so deeply into the public mind that "they seem impossible to eradicate."

Actress Mulgrew visits Iowa hometown, reflects on life during book tour

DUBUQUE, Iowa (CNS) -- Kate Mulgrew discovered she had a talent for performance early in life when she read a poem to her class...

BOOKS: ‘Miracle Man’ author shares journey of resurrection, redemption

We all love journey stories, especially those that tell us how someone got to where they are and those that remind us of our own journeys.