O’Donnell reflects on the sacramental elements of this season of life. Inspired by Andre Dubus’ quote that “this daily task of feeding his children is a kind of sacrament,” she explores the elements of the divine found
This week we're discussing Chapter 7: Do What You Are Doing and Chapter 8: Devilish Details from Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman's Guide to Catholic Motherhood. From multitasking to envy, there's sure to be some food for thought
In our modern world, it can be extremely challenging to live a virtuous life. “The concept of virtue is often considered outdated and old-fashioned, but for Catholics, becoming virtuous is essential for eternal salvation.” What, then, can
At first glance, it would seem that this book would have a very limited audience, but that is not the case. Even those of us whose administrative domain consists of only one’s family can gain much from
"Strong Mothers, Strong Sons" by Dr. Meg Meeker is a great guide to navigating the turbulent teen years and coming out on the other side with a quality relationship with our sons.
Journey of Our Love: The Letters of St. Gianna Beretta Molla and Pietro Molla (Pauline Books, 2014) allows us an intimate look at the relationship between husband and wife as they sought to establish and nurture their
Dear God, You Can’t Be Serious (Liguori Publications, 2014) is the sequel to Patti Maguire Armstrong’s Dear God, I Don’t Get It, but one need not have read the first one to enjoy the second.
The Heart of Catholicism: Practicing the Everyday Habits that Shape Us (Ave Maria Press, 2014) “is a book about what Catholics do and why they do it."
A funny thing happened as Msgr. Charles M. Murphy was putting the finishing touches on a manuscript about St. Francis and how he could be a role model for the new evangelization: Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina
Haynes has definitely created an excellent, enjoyable sequel. One wants to keep turning pages, eager to see how it is all going to work out for Gabe and his friends. In addition, she masterfully handles the story
In "Three Persons, One God: Growing in Relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" (Leonine Publishers), Allison Gingras offers a primer in developing a personal relationship with the three persons of the Blessed Trinity.
Based on the adult version of "The Catechism," "Totally Catholic" covers all the basics of what it means to be Catholic. Sr. Mary Kathleen compares it to a computer manual for one’s new computer. In order to
In "Therese, Faustina, and Bernadette: Three Saints who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love," Elizabeth Ficocelli shares the stories of these three saints as well as the way that they have
Profoundly pro-life, Tiny Blue Lines is designed to help young Catholic women realize that life isn’t over simply because of an unplanned pregnancy.