Category Archives: Books

YOUCAT: Study it ‘with passion and perseverance’

Here’s one book I plan on getting: YOUCAT, the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church: It seems to be a perfect catechism for young people. But frankly it looks pretty enjoyable for a forty-something like myself. Pope Benedict XVI gives … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as too many books?

I may have overdone it. I devour books. Not literally of course. But I love to read. Recently on my birthday, I was given gift cards and cash earmarked specifically for books. And like a shark on a feeding frenzy, … Continue reading

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Christ the Teacher and the Four Evangelists

When I’m not using my Bible study software, the actually-printed-with-ink-on-paper Bible that I most frequently use is the Ignatius Bible – the mercifully shortened name for Ignatius Press’ Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition. The cover features icons that … Continue reading

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Free eBook: Answering Angels & Demons

I just saw on Twitter that a free e-book is now available from Ascension Press to combat lies and inaccuracies in Angels & Demons: Angels & Demons is a thinly-veiled, but brutal attack on the Catholic Faith that will again … Continue reading

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Software for Bible Study and Catechism, etc.

A few months back, I started doing most of my Bible and Catechism reading on my computer. I find that it’s especially helpful while traveling, but even at home, I get great benefit from the search capabilities and other features. … Continue reading

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Two Catholic Perspectives on The Purpose Driven Life

Much has been in the news lately about Rick Warren being slated to deliver next week’s presidential inaugural invocation. As a result, interest in Pastor Warren’s best selling book The Purpose Driven Life is no doubt on the rise among … Continue reading

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In baptism, Jesus stepped into the place of sinners

We commemorated The Baptism of Jesus in today’s liturgy. While in mass today, I remembered the insights Pope Benedict XVI (writing as Joseph Ratzinger, rather than as Pope) shared in his book Jesus of Nazareth: Looking at the events in … Continue reading

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Sold on de Sales

I’ve been reading Francis de Sales’ The Catholic Controversy for some time now. Actually, I found it so interesting that I immediately started re-reading it. What a cool book! Francis de Sales was a young priest, who at the age … Continue reading

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Why Rome Said No

Today is known as Reformation Day among Lutherans because October 31, 1517 was the date Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses — a date that historians consider to be the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. When I was a Lutheran … Continue reading

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Becoming the Best Versions of Ourselves

Even though I attended the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress this past June, I did not get the chance to hear Matthew Kelly speak. It’s been a few months, but I finally picked up a one of his books and now I … Continue reading

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