CBB Review – For God and Country

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Jeanne La Pucelle, the Maid, Joan of Arc. This simple, French maiden whose life changed upon receiving a vision of St. Michael, would end up unbelievably bringing an army and a nation back from the brink near of destruction. I must admit that up until recently my only exposure to St. Joan of Arc was artwork of her, usually upon a horse, in full battle armor. Thanks to Father Michael Cerrone’s book For God and Country: The Heroic Life and Martyrdom of St. Joan of Arc, I now have a better sense of … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – The Reality of God

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If you are here reading this you are very likely a faithful, God believing, Catholic. You may have any number of reasons you could attribute to your faithfulness and beliefs. These could include tradition, family history, or just a huge devotion to the Mass. These are subjective reasons based upon your own experiences. What if there were objective, scientific reasons that prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that God does indeed exist. Author Steven Hemler explores the science that proves the … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – The Gospel of Happiness

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It seems many people today are not happy. I mean truly genuinely happy. They may think the accumulation of material goods will satisfy that internal longing but in the end they find it does not. So this naturally leads to the question of how does one obtain true happiness? Dr. Christopher Kaczor attempts to define how positive psychology and faith overlap and in fact go hand in hand to providing that true happiness people so desperately want in his new book The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: The Choice of the Family

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The Choice of the Family: A Call to Wholeness, Abundant Life, and Enduring Happiness is a timely book leading up to The World Meeting of Families. The book is a collection of interviews with Bishop Jean Laffitte, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family. It is a wide ranging interview covering marriage, cohabitation, divorce and parenting and taken as a while is a true manifest on the importance of treating marriage as a genuine and beautiful sacrament of the Church."The sacrament … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Blessed are You: Finding Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith

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Today my better half, aka Mrs. Catholic Book Blogger, takes the spotlight with her review of Blessed are You. Take it away Laura!“The Beatitudes depict the countenance of Jesus Christ and portray his charity,” as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  So when we live the Beatitudes we are like Christ.  Jesus gave us these eight ways to be blessed in the gospel of Matthew chapter 5, and they are important attitudes needed to live out our Christian lives.  So how do we go about living … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Murder in the Vatican and The Waston Chronicles

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As you can probably tell I have always been a voracious reader. Growing up mysteries were my favorite genre. I can recall in my school days when I would anxiously await a trip to the library to get the next Hardy Boys volume. The older I got my love of mysteries remained. I moved beyond Franklin W. Dixon’s Hard Boys to perhaps the most well known detective of all time…..Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hooked me immediately with his super sleuth Holmes. It has been some time since I have r … [Read more...]

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