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Tragedies and blessings have taught Roma Downey to ‘seize the moment’

Tragedies and blessings have taught Roma Downey to ‘seize the moment’

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of Roma Downey’s life lessons came from her mother’s cabinet full of broken china.

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A comic book look at ‘The People’s Pope’ (L)

A comic book look at ‘The People’s Pope’ (L)

| Mark Judge | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Francis: The People’s Pope,” a graphic biography by journalist and cartoonist Ted Rall, is, in its way, a celebration of the current successor of St. Peter.

Written from a far-left political perspective, the book calls Pope Francis a refreshing new leader but argues that he isn’t liberal enough.

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Cardinal hopes church’s history of survival in Iraq will help its future

Cardinal hopes church’s history of survival in Iraq will help its future

| Carol Glatz | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

To understand the current situation in Iraq — the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians — one has to understand its past, which is often ignored or unknown in the West, said a former papal representative to the country.

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In new book, Archbishop Chaput describes how he believes America lost its way

In new book, Archbishop Chaput describes how he believes America lost its way

| Robert Duncan | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“We are passing through a revolution of sorts in America,” says Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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Late exorcist’s words lift the veil on the demonic, Satan

Late exorcist’s words lift the veil on the demonic, Satan

| Allan F. Wright | February 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

“An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels” by Father Gabriele Amorth with Stefano Stimamiglio. Sophia Institute Press.

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For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

| Mark Zimmermann | December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis first stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Mark Shriver like millions of other people around the world was captivated by this man who humbly bowed his head after asking the people there to pray for him, before he would offer his first blessing to them.

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Author of Neuhaus book calls priest ‘distinctive, often controversial’

Author of Neuhaus book calls priest ‘distinctive, often controversial’

| Nate Madden | March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Richard John Neuhaus was many things, among them “a theologian, an intellectual, an activist, an ecumenist, a writer,” said the author of a new biography of the late priest who hopes his book will be the definitive volume on his life.

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Book lays out challenges, opportunities amid loss

Book lays out challenges, opportunities amid loss

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

For people grieving, every hurdle to overcoming their loss affords an opportunity that can help them through their grief.

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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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