Weekly Giveaway – Meditations Before Mass

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This week, Sophia Institute Press has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Meditations Before Mass by Romano Guardini . Click here to read my review of this book. 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 3/07 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Meditations Before Mass

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Romano Guardini (1885 – 1968) was a priest in Germany who wrote many books during his lifetime. In recent years his books have been reprinted once more in the English language. Such is the case with Sophia Institute Press and their release of Meditations Before Mass. This book was first published in German in 1939 than translated and published in English for the first time in 1956. The book is just as relevant today as it was then. One thing to remember when reading the book is that is was w … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Mike Aquilina

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PETE: Good Pope, Bad Pope as the title and a black and white cover is a very unique way to present this subject. How did you come up with it?MIKE AQUILINA: I didn’t! My original boring title was Twelve Popes. My publisher, Servant Books, surprised me with a better title, and then stunned me with the cover design.PETE: Two things struck me while reading this book that I would like to get your thoughts on. First, there were some pretty questionable personalities in the early years of the p … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons

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This week, Servant Books has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons by Mike Aquilina. Click here to read my review of this book. 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 2/28 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons

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In his book Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons, Mike Aquilina details some of the high points and low points of the 2000 year papacy. To do this he focuses on twelve popes and describes the situations they were in, the decisions they made and the subsequent impact it made on the Church. It's all here, the good and the sometimes not so good.The book itself is by no means meant to slander any pope. Instead it does an exceptional job of making the case that the men that have risen to … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Kevin Cotter

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PETE: With multiple resources available to pool from, how difficult was it to select the specific subject matter for Through the Year with Pope Francis? KEVIN COTTER: One of the biggest challenges in writing the book was reading through so much material. The good news is that Pope Francis is a very punchy and systematic preacher who is relatable and understandable. This was all very helpful in selecting powerful and memorable quotes for a daily meditation book. As I’ve continued to tell people, … [Read more...]


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