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‘St. George and the Dragon’: a tale for all ages

‘St. George and the Dragon’: a tale for all ages

| David Paul Deavel | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Lotti’s new novel, “St. George and the Dragon,” really is about how Marcellus becomes St. George. It’s that transformation and conversion in a culture that thinks Christian faith weird and perhaps dangerous that matters for all of us.

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‘Recipe for Joy’ reminds us that God alone satisfies our deepest longings

‘Recipe for Joy’ reminds us that God alone satisfies our deepest longings

| Allan F. Wright | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

There were three things Robin Davis said she would never do: move back to Ohio, get married and join any organized religion. God, it seems, has different designs on an otherwise beautifully planned life that this author had been leading as a food critic for a top-notch newspaper in San Francisco.

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Why Catholics call churches home

Why Catholics call churches home

| Mark Zimmermann | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

In new book, cardinal and co-author explain features of a typical Catholic church

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Book on church architecture much more than pretty pictures

Book on church architecture much more than pretty pictures

| Ann Carey | April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal” by Duncan G. Stroik. Liturgy Training Publications.

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Catholics called to take action to make kingdom ‘visible’ in world

Catholics called to take action to make kingdom ‘visible’ in world

| Mark Zimmermann | March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his book “Faith That Transforms Us: Reflections on the Creed,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl encourages Catholics to pray, reflect and then act on the Nicene Creed that they recite at each Mass.

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Gifts of Magi echoed in new children’s book

Gifts of Magi echoed in new children’s book

| Nikki Rajala for The Catholic Spirit | December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

In “Visiting the Visitors” Patrick Mader tells the story of a quiet Christmas Eve when three children and their grandparents pull a sled laden with corn, oats and a hay bale through the snowy woods.

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‘Small Mercies’ found in life’s little moments

‘Small Mercies’ found in life’s little moments

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Small Mercies: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life” is an easy reading collection of anecdotes from which Nancy Jo Sullivan has reached back and harvested the God moments.

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‘Catholic Briefcase’ gives workers tools to integrate faith into work

‘Catholic Briefcase’ gives workers tools to integrate faith into work

| Tom Bengtson for The Catholic Spirit | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The Catholic Briefcase: Tools for integrating faith and work” is a short guide for professionals who want to live their faith 24/7.

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Here’s a refresher on church’s symbols

Here’s a refresher on church’s symbols

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

We walk into church and the first thing we do is reach our fingers into holy water. Why?

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‘Grace Notes’ is a laugh-out-loud collection of hope

‘Grace Notes’ is a laugh-out-loud collection of hope

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Grace Notes by Brian Doyle. Acta Publications. (Chicago, 2011). 148 pp. $14.95.Grace Notes by Brian Doyle. Acta Publications. (Chicago, 2011). 148 pp. $14.95.

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Bout with unemployment offers inspiration

Bout with unemployment offers inspiration

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

What was Timothy Mullner going to do without his vice-president’s title, a staff to direct and an expense account?

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Account of shrine’s beginnings also tells of U.S. church’s rise

Account of shrine’s beginnings also tells of U.S. church’s rise

| Hugh McNichol | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

In “America’s Church,” Thomas Tweed, a professor of religious studies at the University of Texas in Austin, gives us a long overdue historical overview of the crucial components of American Catholicism that led to the establishment of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

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