App Review – Divine Office 2

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Ever since I abandoned the 4-Volume set of the Liturgy of the Hours for mobile app versions I am still always on the prowl for newer apps and updates. The original entry in this field was iBreviary by Fr. Padrini. While good enough I was never happy with the daily update mechanism and the app [Read More...]

Book Review – Behold Your Mother

After listening to Tim Staples for many years on Catholic Answers I was always hoping he would finally get around to writing a book. He has produced lots of audio CDs along with one book containing a collection of his excellent columns in This Rock (now renamed) magazine. So I finally got my wish with [Read More...]

Book Review – The Glory of the Crusades

I’ve read some books on the history of the Crusades and it is a rather fascinating chapter of Church history. It is kind of like the Facebook relationship status “It’s complicated.” Yet as interesting as the history of the Crusades is, it is usually a history that was filtered and altered down to us as [Read More...]

2 New Books for Advent from Ave Maria Press

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Here are two great new books that Ave Maria Press has for Advent. [Read more...]

Terrapin: FREE until Nov. 24!

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Ignatius Press is offering Terrapin, by T.M. Doran, as a FREE eBook. Be sure to check it out! [Read more...]

These Just In: Interesting New Books

These are books that passed the first chapter test. Some are enticing me in spite of myself. Naturally that means that although I haven’t read them yet I wanted to give you a heads up in case they entice you too. The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today [Read More...]

Review: Gay and Catholic

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Sarah Reinhard shares why Gay and Catholic is a book that you need to read. [Read more...]

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: The Mostly 5-Star Stuff

Some quick looks at books I’ve enjoyed lately which you may not hear talked about much. The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a superbly written book which gives you excellent insight into what it would [Read More...]

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Scott Danielson and I talk about the history of the Catholic Church and how it applies to our lives today in The Catholic Church Through the Ages by John Vidmar, OP. Get it at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. [Read more...]

The Smile of a Ragpicker by Paul Glynn, S.M.

The Smile of a Ragpicker: The Life of Satoko Kitahara Convert and Servant of the Slums of Tokyo by Fr Paul Glynn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Satoko Kitahara was a young Japanese woman born to a wealthy family with a prestigious heritage. In 1947 she, like so many of her contemporaries, had a [Read More...]


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