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Books for your Lenten journey

Still looking for Lenten reading? Here are a few ideas for you. Drawing Closer to Christ A Self-Guided Icon Retreat  By Joseph Malham (Ave Maria Press) That’s a pun in the title, because this do-it-yourself retreat is ideal for anyone with…

Christmas through Margaret’s eyes

Her name is Margaret, the pope’s cat who’s become a fixture in the Vatican. Swiss Guards open doors for her. Kitchen staff prepare her favorite dishes. The pope’s vicar knows her habits, and enjoys her company. Crowds who gather in St.…

Books for dads

Father’s Day is June 17 this year. There are a lot of great Catholic books out there, but here are some with extra guy appeal. Grit & Glory Cross Training Your Body and Soul by Kaiser Johnson (Our Sunday Visitor) Kaiser Johnson is…

Books for the Catholic nerd

As the writer of the Bookshelf column for Catholic Digest, I find the most difficult part of the job isn’t the actual writing, but the selection process. Anywhere from 12 to 20 new titles come through my mailbox each month. After weeding…

Books to nurture your faith this summer

The long, relaxing days of summer do not mean you have to take a vacation from learning about our Catholic faith. Take these books to the pool or beach and see what you learn while taking that much-deserved break. Who Am I to Judge?…