My Pope

When Pope Benedict was elected pope in 2005, I was not yet Catholic; but I was already interested in the Catholic Church. I was reading Catholic blogs, and buying Catholic books. I’d heard of Cardinal Ratzinger, God’s Rottweiller, and had known people who could not say his name without emphasizing the word “Rat”. I wanted [Read More...]

History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium

James Hitchcock has written a new one volume history of the Catholic Church. History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium. A one volume history of the Catholic Church is quite an undertaking and to do it in a bit over 530 pages is not a simple task. Writing only [Read More...]

Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell

  Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell is an excellent introduction to the topic of evangelization and discipleship. The first half of the book is devoted to proving that this matters — that church-as-usual in the US today is not succeeding in helping Catholics build a personal relationship with Jesus, nor in passing on the [Read More...]


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