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This week the Pauline Books & Media Back to School Blog Tour continues with Marilee Haynes. She is the author of A.K.A. Genius and Genius Under Construction. Now I will bow out and leave the floor to Marilee Haynes.......welcome Marilee!Just Like Me There is a big movement in the world of children’s literature right now focusing on the need for more diverse books. The fact is that the majority of children’s books feature characters who are white. Children of color may not have an easy … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Sixty: St. Irenaeus tells us to know we are God’s image


Know that you are God’s image God made human beings in the image of God. St. Irenaeus reminds us that we are a special creation. The story in Genesis tells how God spoke all other things into being, but formed human beings with his own hands. God by His Word has created the whole world, and to all the world he has given laws in which each different thing should exist, and according to what is determined by God should not pass their bounds, each fulfilling its appointed task. But man he f … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – The Feasts


This week publisher Image Catholic Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of  The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us As Catholics by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina (you can read my 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 9/26 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Fifty-Nine: St. Justin Martyr says be worthy of your creation


Be worthy of your creation Writing to the pagan emperor Antoninus Pius, St. Justin Martyr explains how Christians are supposed to behave. We please God, he says, when we imitate God’s virtues and act in a way worthy of our marvelous creation. Our tradition tells us that God does not need the material offerings hu­mans can give him, since he himself is the one who provides everything. And we have been taught, and are convinced, and believe, that he accepts only those who imitate his own ex … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Feasts


The celebrations of the Catholic Church are much more than a requirement. They are a glimpse into the faith itself. The yearly cycle from Sunday Mass in Ordinary Time to the grand feasts of Easter and Christmas are a living catechism for all to enjoy. Co - authors Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina explain the importance of feasts in their latest book The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics. Early on in the introduction the following is stated and gives the reader a real … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Fifty-Eight: St. Ephrem tells us to let creation be our book


Let creation be your book You can be truly free from rules and laws, says St. Ephrem the Syrian, if you order your life the way nature itself teaches you to order it. Yoke yourself under the law, so that you may truly be free. Do not work the desire of your soul apart from God. How many commandments must I write—how many laws must I engrave— when, if you desire your freedom, you could learn them all from yourself ? And if you love purity, you will teach it to others as well. Let nature be y … [Read more...]