Weekly Giveaway – The Feasts

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This week publisher Image Catholic Books sponsors the CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of  The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us As Catholics by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina (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 9/26 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Feasts

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The celebrations of the Catholic Church are much more than a requirement. They are a glimpse into the faith itself. The yearly cycle from Sunday Mass in Ordinary Time to the grand feasts of Easter and Christmas are a living catechism for all to enjoy. Co - authors Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina explain the importance of feasts in their latest book The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics. Early on in the introduction the following is stated and gives the reader a real … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Thomas Craughwell

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PETE: What prompted you to write about perhaps the most contested relics in Church history, St. Peter's bones?THOMAS CRAUGHWELL: I became especially interested in the story of the rediscovery of St. Peter’s relics after a 2006 visit to Rome when I toured the Scavi, the excavations below St. Peter’s Basilica, where the tomb of St. Peter was found in 1942. Through a glass door, I could see inside the tomb and see his bones—it was an unforgettable experience and, led me to write this book. … [Read more...]

CBB Review – St. Peter’s Bones : How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost and Found… and then Lost and Found Again

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What do you get when you combine an Indiana Jones type adventure with Church history? You get an incredible quest to find the bones of the Prince of the Apostles, our first Pope, St. Peter. Thomas Craughwell presents all the details in his wonderful book St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Found Again.Thomas does an excellent job making the book extremely engaging and frankly, a page turner. You will learn a lot about the catacombs … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – Writing from Left to Right : My Journey from Liberal to Conservative

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This week, Image Catholic Books has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Writing from Left to Right : My Journey from Liberal to Conservative by Michael Novak. 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 1/10 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter g … [Read more...]

Writing from Left to Right : My Journey from Liberal to Conservative

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Personal memoirs can be an engaging read if you have interest in a particular person. Some, however, do more than just tell you about the life of the writer. Sometimes they pull back the curtains on a particular period of time and relate details about historical events. Such is the case with Michael Novak's latest book Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative.For those those unfamiliar with Michael Novak, he is an accomplished author of 45+ books as well as a … [Read more...]


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