The power of the Rosary, Mary: Day 298

The power of the Rosary There are many ways to approach Mary, Venerable Pope Pius XII notes. But the Rosary holds a special place in Marian devotion, for several important reasons.We well know the Rosary’s powerful efficacy to obtain the maternal aidof the Virgin. By no means is there only one way to pray to obtain this aid. How- ever, we consider the holy Rosary the most convenient and most fruitful means, as is clearly suggested by the very origin of this practice, heavenly rather t … [Read more...]

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The Rosary makes the creed into a prayer, Mary: Day 297

The Rosary makes the creed into a prayer If you want to ponder and pray the great truths of the Creed, says Blessed John Henry Newman, take up your beads.It is difficult to know God by your own power, because he is incomprehensible. He is invisible to begin with, and therefore incomprehensible. We can in some way know him, for even among the pagans there were some who had learned many truths about him; but even they found it hard to conform their lives to their knowledge of him. And so in … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: Doors of Mercy

Saint Benedict Press sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Doors of Mercy: A Journey Through Salvation History by Father Jeffrey Kirby with Brian Kennelly (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 tonight at midnight and will end 12AM EST Friday 05/20 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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The benefits of the Rosary, Mary: Day 296

The benefits of the Rosary Pope Leo XIII, known as “the Pope of the Rosary,” surveys the many ways in which praying the Rosary strengthens our spiritual life.Now, among the various rites and ways of paying honor to the Blessed Mary, some are to be preferred, inasmuch as we know them to be most power- ful and most pleasing to our mother. For this reason, we specially mention by name and recommend the Rosary. The common language has given the name of corona, or crown, to this manner of pra … [Read more...]

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RISEN is available via digital download

A few weeks ago I wrote about the release of the film RISEN. On May 10th the film became available for digital download which is available on Amazon. RISEN on DVD and Blu-ray will release on May 24th AND be sure to come back May 26th to win one of THREE copies of RISEN.If you are waiting on the DVD/Blu-ray enjoy the clip below from Sony Pictures provided exclusively to readers of The Catholic Book Blogger. Pre-orders of the DVD/ Blu-ray are also available via … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Doors of Mercy

Father Jeffrey Kirby and Brian Kennelly have a magnificent book on salvation history that does a couple of things. First, it gives readers scriptural examples of God's mercy given to His people throughout history. Second it uses that proof as a roadmap to show how we ourselves can channel the mercy we have received and pour it forth onto others. The book is called Doors of Mercy: A Journey Through Salvation History.Before going into what the book is about the makeup of the book must be … [Read more...]

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