CBB Interview with Maura Poston Zagrans

Recently I completed my review of Maura's latest book Camerado, I Give You My Hand. That review can be found here. Below is our delightful interview exchange we recently completed.Q: Could you tell my readers how you found out about Father David Link and what inspired you to tell his story in your new book Camerado, I Give You My Hand?A: I was at the University of Notre Dame on April 29, 2010. My first book, Miracles Every Day (Doubleday Religion, June 2010) had not yet been released. At … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Camerado, I Give You My Hand

Camerado, I Give You My Hand: How a Powerful Lawyer-Turned-Priest Is Changing the Lives of Men Behind Bars is one of those books that tells an incredible personal story. Author Maura Poston Zagrans has brought to the readers the moving story of Father David Link. From lawyer, to college dean, father, widower and now priest. It is a story that has to be read to be believed.Maura takes the reader through the incredible life story of Father Dave in this well written and easily read volume. You … [Read more...]

Everyday Meditations by Blessed John Henry Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman is perhaps one of the most well-known converts to Catholicism in Church history. Thanks to Sophia Institute Press we now have a handy volume with select writings of this great man. Everyday Meditationsgives you an opportunity to increase your faith and learn a little on the spiritual thought of Blessed John Henry Newman. Taking it one step further the book provides a short biographical introduction to John Henry Newman by Bishop James D. Conley.The book contains 50 … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Daria Sockey

Q: In your book The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours you devote an entire chapter to reasons for praying The Liturgy of The Hours. For those who have not read the book yet, could you give some highlights as to why the Liturgy of the Hours is so important and relevant today?A: There are so many reasons. First, this is liturgical prayer--like the mass. It's the daily public "sacrifice of praise" offered multiple times daily by Catholics of every state in life, all over the … [Read more...]

The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to The Liturgy of The Hours

The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hoursby Daria Sockey is an invaluable source to anyone wanting to learn about how to go about praying this universal prayer of the Church. Her clear instructions take the mystery out of the page turning and the use of all those ribbons.Daria begins her book with a history of The Liturgy of the Hours. She describes it origins, who prays it and why.  Daria also gives some helpful tips on the various resources, both paper and digital, … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Colleen Carroll Campbell

This week I had the pleasure to interview Colleen Carroll Campbell. Author and anchor of “EWTN News Nightly.PETE: Your book My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir goes into many details of your personal life. What led your to bring your story to the public?COLLEEN CARROLL CAMPBELL: I didn’t originally intend to write a memoir. My Sisters the Saints actually began as an essay-style book exploring the themes of femininity, feminism and Catholic teaching as it relates to the live … [Read more...]