Spiritual AND Religious—Surprise!: A Book Review

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Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old & New Edited by Colleen M. Griffith & Thomas H. Groome Paraclete Press, 2012This time of year, our thoughts often turn to the good things that come in small packages, the gifts that have the power to surprise us, to contain more than they might promise at first glance. Catholic Spiritual Practices, a slim volume published by Paraclete Press for Boston College's Church in the 21st Century Center, is just such surprise package.At … [Read more...]

A Journal of My Council: A Book Review

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My Journal of the Council by Yves Congar, OP Liturgical Press, 2012Even as my arteries and my religious views harden with age, I remain a daughter of Vatican II. The first session of the council was officially convened on my 12th birthday in 1962, and the fruits of the council were the single most important influence on my faith formation. As I've written here before, I still consider myself a Catholic of the John XXIIIrd Generation, and proud of it. I carried a well-thumbed copy of the … [Read more...]

Road Maps to the Kingdom: A Catholic Review of Tim Stafford’s “Miracles”

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The material world does not need God’s miraculous interference; but God cannot deprive Himself of the power to interfere with it when He sees fit to do so. ~ Rev. Charles Coppins, SJ, A Brief Text-book of Logic and Philosophy, 1891The world may not need miracles, but those of us living in it often seem to. Some more than others.I welcomed the chance to review Tim Stafford's new book Miracles: A Journalist Looks at Modern-Day Miracles from a Catholic standpoint for the Patheos Book Club ev … [Read more...]


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