Book Notes Archive
This week we're discussing Chapter 2, "A Child Again" from My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, by Colleen Carroll Campbell. Lisa Schmidt reflects on how her father's untimely death helped draw her closer to St.Thérèse of
Curl up with this compelling novel set in World War II-era Ireland that features a teenage girl with a big secret--and plenty of heartache.
When was the last time you heard a priest give a homily that mentioned Natural Family Planning? If you are like me, the answer is never. All too often, priests fear bringing the topic up. They
Lisa Hendey shares an author interview with Arleen Spenceley. Catch her terrific advice and input on the role of chastity in the life of every person of faith.
Karee Santos' list of best Catholic books she read in 2014 -- best kids' books, love stories, lives of saints, and even mystery novels. Something for everyone!
In Busy and Blessed: 10 Simple Steps for All Parents Seeking Peace, Deacon Chuck Thompson helps parents balance the craziness of raising children and the need for spiritual peace.
This week we're discussing Chapter 1, "Party Girl" from My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, by Colleen Carroll Campbell. Christine Johnson reflects on how her own journey back to the Church resonates with what Campbell wrote in
Ordinance 93 might not be a Catholic book, but it has an arguably pro-life message. John Konecsni shares why he's recommending it.
Stuart Dunn reviews two novels about Joan of Arc.
Lisa Hendey shares an author interview with Erin McCole-Cupp with a spotlight on her newest book, Working Mother.
In my estimation, good literature has a duty not to sell itself to the most profitable market place but to reflect some element of human truth.
The Theology of the Body, Stimpson explains, is about our body, serving God in this world and housing our soul for the next
This week Lisa interviews author Colleen Carroll Campbell about her book My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir.
Plenty of good fiction and even a Christmasy read this week. Find out what Sarah Reinhard has been reading and what she has to share in her weekly book talk.
Editor’s note: I’m grateful to Marybeth Lorbiecki, the author of Following St. Francis: John Paul II’s Call for Ecological Action for today’s contribution. Pope Francis’ recent comments on care for the poor and for creation beckon all