Coffee Table Book Tells the Story of Jesus’ Birth and Life in Beautiful Images

Mary of Nazareth - book cover

Have you seen "Mary of Nazareth", the latest feature film from Ignatius Press?Last week, Zenit carried my review of the film, which has just been released on DVD, and my interview with Alissa Jung, the German star who played the role of Mary, the Mother of God.  Now, though, I want to tell you about the book.Mary of Nazareth: The Life of Our Lady in Pictures by Father Donald Calloway is based on the movie--but it includes much more.  It's a beautiful coffee table book, with its rich color … [Read more...]

William E. May, Moral Theologian, Rest In Peace

Dr. William E. May

William E. May, moral theologian who taught at The Catholic University of America  from 1971 through 2008, has died at the age of 87.Dr. May was the Michael J. McGivney Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America.  He had taught at the Institute for 17 years, from 1991 to 2008.  Before that, he taught moral theology at The Catholic University of America from 1971 to 1991.In Septem … [Read more...]

Say a Prayer for Pope Francis Today, As He Celebrates His Priesthood Anniversary

Pope Francis priesthood anniversary

Yes, he is the Vicar of Christ, leader of the Catholic Church in the entire world.  But today, Pope Francis is remembering his priestly ordination.  It was on December 13, 1969 that he was ordained by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano, Archbishop of Córdoba.This morning, Pope Francis asked for prayer for himself, and for all priests.Here, from Catholic Online, a prayer for a priest:  O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father [N]. Give him … [Read more...]


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