Church Fathers, Day Thirty-Two: St. Gregory the Great warns not to misjudge Christ’s kingdom


Don’t misjudge Christ’s Kingdom The Magi and Herod both had incorrect ideas about Christ’s Kingdom. But the Magi were willing to learn from Scripture, says St. Gregory the Great, whereas Herod was not. The three wise men, stirred up by God through the light of a strange star, followed its twinkling light as a guide, thinking they would find the child it pointed to in Jerusalem, the royal city. But when they found that they were mis­taken in that idea, they learned through the scribes and teac … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits


This week author Daniel McInerny sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of his book Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits: A Patria Story (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 at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 8/29 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Thirty-One: St. Gregory the Great tells us to recognize both natures in Christ


Recognize both natures in Christ Jesus Christ, the Word incarnate, was true God and true man. When we hear or read the Gospel stories, says St. Gregory the Great, we need to see both natures at work, because we need to understand that both natures are vital for our salvation. When you read or hear the Gospel, you find some things in our Lord Jesus Christ subjected to injuries, and some things lit up by miracles. In the same Person now the humanity appears, now the divinity shines out. … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Thirty: St. Augustine tells us to remember God’s greatest gift

Remember God’s greatest gift We can’t thank God enough just for creating us and giving us the world to live in, says St. Augustine. But the really mind-boggling thing is that, in spite of our sin, God so loved the world that he sent his only-begotten Son. We have already seen what good things God, who controls nature, lav­ishes on good and bad alike. But besides these, he shows the good an even greater love that belongs only to them. Now, we can never thank him enough for the fact that we e … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Stout Hearts and Whizzing Biscuits


As you know, this blog is about Catholic books; however, this particular review is a children’s book written by a Catholic author. Although, the story itself is not “Catholic”, the author is. I stumbled upon this book and the author, Daniel McInerny, while at a Catholic Homeschool Conference earlier this summer. He gave a great talk on the importance of literature. My tween and teenager fell in love with this book, as well as, my wife, Laura!! So here is the review put together by my oldest daugh … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Twenty-Nine: St. Gregory the Great says learn the power of humility


Imitate Christ and learn the power of humility The Son of God took on the humility of our flesh to conquer the devil—and he did it, says St. Gregory the Great, so that we could imitate his righteousness in humility. The glory of the Lord’s Passion, dear friends, is most wonderful for its mystery of humility. It has both ransomed us all and taught us, so that he who paid the price might also pass on his righteousness to us. The omnipotence of the Son of God, in which he is by the same ess … [Read more...]