What I’m Reading: For the Union and the Catholic Church by Max Longley

Worth noting from the review pile: For the Union and the Catholic Church: Four Converts in the Civil War by Max Longley, McFarland & Company, 2015.So far so good.  It's a look at the civil war through the eyes of four notable Union-side Catholic converts - the first black American priest; a general and his brother a bishop; and the editor of a Catholic newspaper.  Already the fight is getting good here: Nor was Rosecrans hesitant to mingle religion with antislavery views.  The previous y … [Read more...]

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Why Kolbe Academy for My Boy, In One Picture

The boy is headed out to spend the weekend with some family friends (adults, not teenagers).  His dad, not much of a reader so if he says a book is entertaining it probably is, hands him a recent work of adventure-sci-fi to fill the downtime.What the boy digs out of the new school books box instead:The boy does not have perfect grades.  He is a normal teenager with the usual spread of strengths and weaknesses.  But if he's going to pass notes in class and scrape together papers at th … [Read more...]

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Easy, Effective, No-Cost and Low-Cost Catechist Training

It's the time of year when desperate directors of religious education drag parishioners out of the pews and shove them into classrooms.  Someone has to teach these kids, and those someones usually come in three categories:Experienced teachers who don't know much about the faith; Knowledgeable Christians who don't know much about teaching; Really nice people who are willing to give it their best.Turnover can be high, and the last few volunteers tend to arrive about three weeks into … [Read more...]

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Family Honor – Family-Centered Chastity Education – Q&A and Online Course Info

Three follow-ups re: Family Honor:I had some questions about Family Honor that I'd like to answer for anyone else wondering the same thing. I just got an update on the online course in my inbox, which I share below. Here's a round-up of chastity resources I put together for CatholicMom.com.FYI - I'm not an official spokesperson for the group, I'm just a fangirl.  My opinions are purely my own.First question from a reader: Has anyone done this in their home with just their own … [Read more...]

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Something Beautiful: A Short Guide to Praying as a Family

In my mailbox this month: A Short Guide to Praying as a Family, recently released by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia.  I haven't had a chance to read the entire thing yet, but what I've seen thus far is spectacular.  Beautiful and useful both.You can read a review here.You can preview the book here.You can order it directly from the sisters here, or from the Catholic Company here.Excellent potential as a discussion-starter for a parents' discipleship group this fall.  Cat … [Read more...]

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What Not to Read When You’ve Got a Rash

I don't have a rash, so I can read this book:Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Guwande.What it is: Published in 2003, so technically it's sort of old, in medical-technology years, but no, not really I don't think so, the book is a discussion of the imprecisions and hazards of practicing medicine, told from the point of view of a freshly-minted surgeon.You get a combination of riveting stories (including a time Dr. Guwande really screwed up), statistics, … [Read more...]

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What Not to Read When You’ve Got a Cough

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Tip for you: Don't read a book about the history of tuberculosis while you're laying around listlessly with a persistent cough.On the other hand, it's a great book.  When you want to learn a little bit about a new topic, children's non-fiction is a good place to start.  I actually picked this one out for my daughter, who's interested in gory topics, but then it was sitting around, so I read it. Now I'm double glad I didn't drag myself to that packed church for a funeral Mass … [Read more...]

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