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Dear Pope Francis

The experience of a good book is wonderful. Once you begin, it is hard to put it down. I recently had this experience from an unexpected source: a book for children. I suppose I should have known better, given that it was a book where Pope Francis answered letters from children around …

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Drinking with the Saints & Homebrewed Evangelism

Summer is here. Have a refreshing drink and keep growing in your knowledge of the faith. Between these two books there is something for everyone. Each of them explores knowledge of the faith with wit, and a good measure of practical hospitality. Drinking with the Saints: The Sinners Guide to …

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What? A Catholic Children’s Bible that is actually a Bible?!

When initially asked to review a new Catholic Children’s Bible I was anticipating a small, padded book, with a handful of sweetly illustrated and reworded popular stories from the Bible.  What I was handed was a BIBLE.  A 2,000 page, you-could-do-weight-lifting-exercises-with-it-Bible!  Upon doing research I found that this Bible in …

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Nuns Rock the Chart

Okay, when ‘the chart’ is Billboard’s Classical Music Chart it may not be correct to “rock” it. It has been a delight to watch the sisters of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles top the Billboard Classical Album Chart for three weeks before slipping (if that’s what you call …

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Your Chance to Meet Pope Francis

People get to know each other through the stories they tell and the experiences they share.Three months ago Pope Francis came into the lives of billions of Catholics worldwide. While a chance for a personal sit down with the Pope is unlikely, this book can be your opportunity to enter …

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Review: Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives

Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, New York, Image, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI has given the world a special gift this year, his reflections on the Infancy Narratives found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. In this short volume he shows how the birth …

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