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 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...]

CBB Interview with Father Scott Hurd

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PETE: What was the inspiration behind your book When Faith Feels Fragile: Help for the Wary, Weak, and Wandering?FATHER SCOTT HURD: Faith can be a struggle. It has been a struggle for me at times, and many friends and parishioners have shared their own struggles with me. My hope when writing When Faith Feels Fragile was to identify these struggles, encourage those who have them, and offer practical (even fun!) ways to work through them. Doubts and faith struggles aren’t necessarily bad t … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – When Faith Feels Fragile : Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering

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This week, Pauline Books and Media has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of When Faith Feels Fragile : Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering by Father Scott Hurd. 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 2/07 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]


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