Book Review – The Book of Feasts and Seasons

John C. Wright’s latest SF short story collection is called The Book of Feasts & Seasons. Stories are arranged from the Liturgical Calendar starting with “The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God.” This provides a thematic presentation of the stories although many of the stories would only generally fit into specific feasts and [Read More...]

Chastity Is for Lovers by Arleen Spenceley

Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin by Arleen Spenceley My rating: 5 of 5 stars For some people, the chaste life can raise a daunting question — a question a friend and fellow blogger brought up once in an interview: “Do you ever worry that one day you’ll wake up and [Read More...]

Scott and Julie realize they’re not cut out for the cloistered life …

… after reading In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden. Catch our discussion at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast! [Read more...]

Dickens-Mania: The Pickwick Papers and more

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens My rating: 4 of 5 stars As I continue my discovery of Charles Dickens I thought it would be interesting to go to the book that brought him original acclaim. This was combined with a desire for light reading, which every commenter agrees is what one gets from The [Read More...]

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

2 Advent Books

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...]


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