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...]

Weekly Giveaway – Through the Year With Pope Francis

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This week, Our Sunday Visitor has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Through the Year With Pope Francis edited by Kevin Cotter. Click here to read my review of this book. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Click below to enter. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 2/21 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Through the Year with Pope Francis

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Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections is a great daily meditation resource recently released by Our Sunday Visitor. Editor Kevin Cotter draws from various sources to compile the daily readings. These include but are not limited to, various General Audiences, addresses from World Youth Day 2013, Homilies given at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, excerpts from the book Only Love Can Save Us, and excerpts from another book On Heaven and Earth. The book is setup with a short reading for … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Father Donald Kinney

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Bishop Patrick Ahern, author of Three Gifts of Thérèse of Lisieux: A Saint for Our Times, passed away on March 19, 2011. He served as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York from 1970 to 1994. He was widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on the spirituality of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Father Donald Kinney who personally knew Bishop Ahern and knows a good bit about Saint Thérèse himself. What follows is our exchange on Thérèse, Bishop A … [Read more...]


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