The Father Brown Mysteries: A Little Beach Reading from Chesterton

Fr. Brown - Penguin Books

"Father Brown is one of the few characters in all fiction who--through his humanity, sagacity, personal charm and credible genius--is likely to survive the fickle years."That high praise for G.K. Chesterton's clerical sleuth comes from none other than Ellery Queen, the pseudonymous mystery writing team of Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee.Father Brown was, in Chesterton's imagination, a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in … [Read more...]

Take An Armchair Pilgrimage to the Holy Land With Fr. Mitch Pacwa

The Holy Land

Jesus, Mary and the apostles did not live in never-never land or some amusement park.  Rather, they walked the streets of Jerusalem, of which some portions are now excavated.  They passed the same hills, drank from the wells, ate the fish and bread, drank the local wine, and followed the rhythms of the seasons, harvests, and religious feasts that pilgrims can still observe in the land.That's what Fr. Mitch Pacwa hopes people realize when they read his newest book, The Holy Land: An Armchair P … [Read more...]

NEW: “Praying the Rosary With Pope Francis” Just Released by USCCB

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis

Hot off the presses:  Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis, an easy-to-carry booklet of meditations by Pope Francis on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Jesus.In the book, Pope Francis reminds us that praying the Rosary prepares our hearts to receive God's grace and teaches us to place ourselves in the hands of God, allowing him to guide our steps along the path of our faith journey. Praying the Rosary allows us to make room for God, to glorify his name, and to make him … [Read more...]