CBB Review – My Battle Against Hitler


There have been a large number of books written on World War II. All of them cover a myriad of topics relating to the war. The more interesting ones are written by those with first hand experiences in the war. Thanks to Image Books we now have available a memoir written by one of the most intellectual minds of that era. My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich is the memoir of Dietrich Von Hildebrand. It is a fascinating look into a Catholic thinker … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day One Hundred Sixteen: St. Gregory the Great talks about learning good habits

Learn good habits during Lent The Church requires every Christian to fast during Lent. We should take this opportunity, says St. Gregory the Great, to build up good habits of detachment that we can keep up all through the year. As the Easter festival approaches, we keep the greatest and most bind­ing fast. The observation of it is imposed on all the faithful without exception. No one is so holy that he ought not to be holier, or so devout that he might not be more devout. Who in the … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway: My Battle Against Hitler


This week publisher Image Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich (you can read my 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 11/21 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day One Hundred Fifteen: St. John Cassian urges us to be like steel, not like wax

Be like steel, not like wax St. John Cassian remembers the wise comparison of the abbot Theodore. Your mind, he says, should be like the steel that stamps, not the wax that is stamped. The mind of the upright man ought not to be like wax, or any other soft material, which always yields to the shape of what presses on it, and is stamped with its form and impress and keeps it until it takes another shape by having an­other seal stamped upon it; and so it turns out that it never retains its own … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Prayers for Young Catholics


Laura is back with another kids corner review! Prayers for Young Catholics published by Pauline Press is a wonderful little prayer book compiled by the Daughters of St. Paul. It is packed with prayers of all kinds including: -Basic Prayers - Prayers to Mary - Prayers to the Saints - Prayers from the Bible - Prayers for Various Needs - Praying the Rosary - Praying the Stations of the Cross - Prayers of the Catholic Faith - Prayers for Seasons of the Church This little gem is a perfect … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day One Hundred Fourteen: St. John Cassian tells us to love virtue for its own sake

Love virtue for its own sake The Syrian abbot Chaeremon, as St. John Cassian remembers, explained that it’s far better to avoid sin from love of virtue than from fear of punishment. The one who loves virtue is constant; the one who fears punishment goes back to sin as soon as the fear is removed. There is a great difference between one who puts out the inner fire of sin by fear of hell or hope of future reward, and one who from the feeling of divine love has a horror of sin itself and of u … [Read more...]