B16 Book Recommendation

I’ve been having a conversation with an atheist friend who is discovering the work of Benedict XVI and digging the guy a lot.  Happy to see it.  There’s an awful lot to love.  In the course of the conversation, I made a recommendation to her and then thought “Hey!  Why not make to everybody!” Ahem: I [Read More…]

A review of _Church of Spies_…

…in America. [Read more…]

The Spiritual Master Pope Francis Wants You to Read

Bishop Robert Barron is on the story. In addition to Dante, you can also read Jerry Pournelle’s and Larry Niven’s Inferno.  That way, you can tell people you have read Jerry, Larry, and Alighieri, and won’t that feel nice? [Read more…]

Behold the Shameless Plug of Shamelessness!

Reader Matthew Schmidt writes: Yo. I’m a new Catholic writer (and a long time reader (and share your initials!)) Since you’ve posted about other catholic-y stuff, I hope you don’t mind if I SHAMELESSLY PLUG my own works. Prince Anak the Immortal is a young adult science fiction novella that’s actually suitable for young adults. [Read More…]

Speaking of Marcus Grodi and the Coming Home Network

Kevin Lowry of CHNetwork writes to announce the publication of Catholic Q & A: Essentials of the Faith: It’s by our dear late friend Fr. Ray Ryland. He and his wife were also very close friends of my parents, so my dad pulled this ebook together as a labor of love, and it turned out [Read More…]

Speaking of St. Junipero Serra, Retired Staff Sgt. Dale Day writes…

I wrote about a Catholic saint and I’m not even Catholic! Why? Because Junipero Serra has always fascinated me since I was growing up in Southern California. Even back in the ’50s and ’60s, schools taught that the Spaniards who invaded California were cruel taskmasters who enslaved and whipped the poor, innocent natives. They made [Read More…]

Hey! You should check out Kristine Franklin’s work

Here’s her website and blog. She’s getting a LOT of prayer requests! Also, if you are looking for some good young adult fiction for Christmas, check out CUSS, LONE WOLF, and DOVE SONG. In addition, you can read her conversion story in Surprised by Truth 2. And that’s just a taste. Check out all her [Read More…]

Fightball: Dying of Suck

… is the exaggerated and hyperbolic and mildly fictionalized story of Maj and Kallan, two wildly intelligent and hilarious sisters who navigate life from opposite ends of every point of view. Narrated by their mother, Fightball: Dying of Suck is a book about children for readers of all ages. This first installment of Fightball chronicles, [Read More…]

Why you need to read more Michael Flynn

I was going to post just a quote, but then I thought, “Nah, I’ll steal the whole vignette and then send youse guys over to his blog to see all the other great stuff: Bad News for God, or Someone Flashing point shows relative position of Earth 2.0 Meanwhile, in other news, a marine biologist [Read More…]

Speaking of Chesterton…

One of my favorite people in the world, Nancy Carpentier Brown, has written a biography of The Woman Who Was Chesterton, Frances Chesterton, GK’s  beloved wife. I consider her the patron of St. Blog’s since her maiden name was (honest!) Frances Blogg. Nancy is an engaging writer, a level head, and a fine Catholic.  Check [Read More…]