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Book Review: <em>Francis Woke Up Early</em>
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Book Review: Francis Woke Up Early

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One of the most vivid childhood memories is sitting in my parish church, gazing up at a large fresco of the Child Jesus and St Josephworking in their carpentry shop. I wondered what the pair discussed amid the rasping of their tools and fragrant wood shavings. My childish faith imagination helped me forge a deep […]

Book Review: <em>A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers</em>
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Book Review: A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers

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Some of the perks of being a Catholic blogger all these years have been the friends I’ve acquired and the lessons learned from them. Stamina, fortitude, and grace, are the gifts of these friends during my short career as a writer of which I am forever changed. One of these new friends is Donna-Marie Cooper […]

Book Review: <em>Catholic Family Bootcamp</em>
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Book Review: Catholic Family Bootcamp

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Are you looking for a book which will help your family increase in virtue?  Catholic Family Bootcamp is an ideal resource for assisting your family not only in reinforcing the spiritual virtues, but also in strengthening emotional bonds with your closest family members.  “I have only one goal in providing you with this devotional book: […]

Heaven and Hell
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Heaven and Hell

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Heaven and hell are in the news and on Americans’ minds a lot lately. Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back is currently number one on the New York Times Best Seller List for nonfiction. It details a four-year-old’s near-death experience as told to his pastor father. […]

Book Review: Linking Your Beads--The Rosary's History, Mysteries, & Prayer
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Book Review: Linking Your Beads–The Rosary’s History, Mysteries, & Prayer

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I am thrilled to present a review on Linking Your Beads, The Rosary’s History, Mysteries, and Prayers, by Patricia Ann Kasten. Sometimes I pick a book to review because I want to learn about the subject, other times I chose a more recreational topic since I read and write mostly serious stuff. This time I […]

Book Review: <em>Atheist to Catholic: 11 Stories of Conversion</em>
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Book Review: Atheist to Catholic: 11 Stories of Conversion

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Professor Rebecca Vitz Cherico has edited eleven stories of former atheists who received the gift of faith and converted to the Catholic Church.  These men and women tell their faith stories about how they came to believe in Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.  Some of these people started out as nominal Christians, but over […]

Poetry and the Lost Sacramental Sense
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Poetry and the Lost Sacramental Sense

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Some years ago the critic George Steiner published a provocative book called Real Presences . As far as I know, Steiner wasn’t a believer, but his book was a respectful look at something he considered a serious problem: the loss of the sacramental sense in Western culture. It can be read as a kind of […]

Book Review: <i>The Rite</i>
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Book Review: The Rite

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While exorcists admit that their ministry can sometimes be a heavy burden, it would be a mistake, they say to overstate the power of the Devil. As Father Amorth writes, “A priest who is afraid of the Devil is like a shepherd who is afraid of a wolf. It is a groundless fear.” The Devil,” […]

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