A Year with the Church Fathers – Day One


Put God at the beginning No matter what scientific explanation you come up with for the origin of the universe, says St. Basil, you’ll go far wrong if you don’t put God at the beginning of it. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” I stop struck with admiration at this thought. What shall I say first? Shall I demonstrate the vanity of the Gentiles? Shall I praise the truth of our faith? The philosophers of Greece have tried very hard to explain nature, and not … [Read more...]

A Year with the Church Fathers – Introduction


Welcome to a new and exciting feature here at The Catholic Book Blogger. Through the cooperation of author Mike Aquilina and permission of publisher Saint Benedict Press, I am pleased to bring you A Year with the Church Fathers. These daily meditations are taken directly from the book of the same name. This is a book I have grown to love and I use it often. In fact, I like it so much I wanted to share it with you, my readers in a special way. I firmly believe that the Church Fathers are … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Patrick Madrid


PETE: After completing your book I have to say that in my opinion this is a must read for newly converted and those going through the RCIA program….it’s that solid in facts. Who was your target audience for this book? PATRICK MADRID: Thanks. All authors like to think their books are perfect for everyone, and I’m no different in that regard but, Why Be Catholic? is primarily intended for skeptics. The “skeptic” category encompasses both non-Catholics as well as Catholics who are a … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Why Be Catholic?


This week Image Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Why Be Catholic? Ten Answers to a very Important Question by Patrick Madrid (you can read the review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 7/25 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Why Be Catholic?


There are numerous reasons to be Catholic. Patrick Madrid chooses ten of them in his latest book Why Be Catholic?: Ten Answers to a Very Important Question. As a leader in the field of apologetics you would expect the answers to be solid and well researched....they are, and this is a book I feel serves as a good intro for those exploring the faith. Each of the ten reasons Patrick gives, has a chapter devoted to it. They are: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; The Historical Case for the … [Read more...]

Scott Hahn is coming to New Oxford, PA!

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Dr. Scott Hahn is coming to New Oxford, PA! Sponsored by Immaculate Conception Church BVM, New Oxford When: Saturday, August 30,2014 from 10am to 4pm. Location: New Oxford High School Auditorium, 130 Berlin Road, New Oxford, PA 17350 As an extension of my work and success here at The Catholic Book Blogger I decided last year to give back to my home parish, deanery and the Diocese of Harrisburg (and beyond). With the help of a number of my fellow parishioners an annual event has been … [Read more...]