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C.S. Lewis and Catholic Converts

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, February 7, 2015, In : Book Reviews 
On November 22, 1963, at 2:30 pm central time, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. An hour earlier, across the Atlantic, C.S. Lewis had died at his home in Oxford. A few short hours later, in Los Angeles, the English writer Aldous Huxley, author of the dystopian classic Brave New World, would also die. This strange and somewhat morbid coincidence would later inspire Peter Kreeft to write Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Ald...
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Mary Matters - A Book Review by Kristofer J Carlson

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, January 25, 2015, In : Book Reviews 

In my new book, Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines, , I spend most of its pages in classic apologetic defense of Mary as Mother of God, defending her immaculate conception, perpetual virginity, assumption into heaven, her Queenship, and her role in God’s plan of salvation as Co-redemptrix and Mediatrix. But perhaps my most important contributions in the book may well be how I demonstrate each of these doctrines to be crucial for our spiritual...


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Free Catholic Book Downloads

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, January 15, 2015, In : Book Reviews 
How the Catholic Church is the Same and How it is Different from Other Christian Churches
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St Padre Pio and The Miracle of Stigmata - In His Own Words and Photos - Vol I   
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St Padre Pio and The Miracle of Stigmata - In His Own Words and Photos - Vol II
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St Padre Pio and The Miracle of Stigmata - In His Own Words and Photos - Vol III
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Miracles of the Church Collection - With Photos
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Eucharistic Miracles around the World - With Photos
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Pope Benedict Five Must Reads

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, January 10, 2015, In : Book Reviews 

As the two-year anniversary of Benedict XVI’s resignation from the Chair of St. Peter approaches, a decision that ultimately gave the church and the world the papacy of Francis, the impact of Joseph Ratzinger—Benedict XVI’s canon of thought to both theology and culture is only beginning to dawn. Dr. J. Steven Brown, the editor of the essential compendium A Reason Open To God, which features dozens of Benedict’s greatest papal texts, remarked that the present Pope Emeritus is on...


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Top Ten Books for Fallen-Away Catholics

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, December 5, 2014, In : Book Reviews 

  By:  Sr. Theresa Aletheia Nobel

I have just started some of the publicity for my new book, The Prodigal You Love: Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church and I have found that a lot of people want to buy the book to give to their fallen-away loved ones.

I don’t think this is a bad idea.

I actually think my book would be helpful for fallen-away Catholics who are open and lingering around the door, wondering whether to make a move. It also would be helpful for Catholics who are going ...


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FactChecker: Misquoting Francis of Assisi

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, August 1, 2014, In : Book Reviews 
Christians use lots of quotes. Pastors use them in their sermons constantly. Writers illustrate their points with them. Nothing wrong with that. They are quite helpful and encouraging in making a point.

Save when the quote has no basis in fact.

We as evangelicals who claim we are committed to truth are certainly good at spreading falsehood, even if unintentionally. We can do better. 

One very clever and popular quote we often knock around among ourselves is . . .

Preach the Gospel at all time...


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BOOK REVIEW: Early Christian Doctrines

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, In : Book Reviews 
If this classic work on the formulation of basic Christian doctrines teaches its reader anything, it is that Christian men and women once worried incessantly and carefully about matters that we moderns and post-moderns too quickly dismiss as quibbles. One can consider this obsessive and even perverse, yet it stands in stark contrast to an approach to Christian theology that is perhaps best described as careless.

A read through Kelly's more than five hundred pages of classic exposition o...
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Free Catholic Book Downloads

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, March 2, 2013, In : Book Reviews 
Catholic Society of Evangelists

How the Catholic Church is the Same and How it is Different from Other Christian Churches
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St Padre Pio and The Miracle of Stigmata - In His Own Words and Photos - Vol I   
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St Padre Pio and The Miracle of Stigmata - In His Own Words and Photos - Vol II
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St Padre Pio and The Miracle of Stigmata - In His Own Words and Photos - Vol III
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Miracles of the Church Collection - With Photos
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Eucharistic Miracles around th...

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Get Serious! Fr. James Farfaglia's New Survival Guide for Catholics

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Book Reviews 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - "It's time to stop picking your nose and get your butt into gear!"  How's that for spiritual motivation?  For Fr. James Farfaglia, it was just the medicine he needed.

As a young college freshman, Fr. James accepted the challenge of one of the founders of Magdalen College to get his life in order and stop "fiddlin' and diddilin'".  In short, it was a challenge to get serious - about life, about the Faith, about the soul, the ...

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Lino Rulli, the Catholic Guy, Talks of Life, Faith and His New Book - Sinner

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, November 18, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - Lino Rulli believes that if he can live the Christian life there's hope for everyone. The daily host of The Catholic Guy on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Lino wrote a book to encourage people just like him - ordinary people - to keep going.

Raised in the Catholic Church in the heartland of the upper Midwest, his life was anything but saintly. He was, as he says without hesitation, a sinner, but a sinner who was in search of God's grace. With grace working in his ...
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'Inside Scientology' Opens a Secret World for Everyone to See

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - Janet Reitman, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone has just published a blockbuster book entitled, "Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, July 2011).

The book began as a story for Rolling Stone that was almost a year in research and then published in March of 2006. What she found that year propelled her further into developing what she calls the "first objective modern history of the Church o...
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Black Elk: Lakota Holy Man, Catholic Catechist

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, May 6, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
In his book Black Elk Speaks, author John Neihardt interviewed a Lakota holy man who recounted pre-reservation life and events he witnessed, including Custer's Last Stand and the Wounded Knee massacre. Later, anthropologist Joseph Epes Brown interviewed Black Elk about Lakota religious traditions for his book The Sacred Pipe (1953). Both works are touched with a certain sadness, that of a man whose best days have passed. Together they introduced millions to the richness of Native American tra...
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The Word of the Lord by Pope Benedict XVI

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, April 4, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
It is amazing how prolific our beloved Pope Benedict XVI is given all his responsibilities. In 2010, he produced yet another document, his Apostolic Exhortation, The Word of the Lord. Its theme centers around the Word of God in the life and mission of the Church. His message is important and urgent. For me, that message is wonderfully summed up as follows: "Christ needs to be seen and his voice heard, for 'if there is no room for Christ, there is no room for man.'"

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Raising Good Kids

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, March 19, 2011, In : Book Reviews 

Tell-it-like-it-is radio host, Dr. Ray Guarendi – the popular clinical psychologist and host of “The Doctor Is In” radio show heard daily around the world – says the secret to successful parenting isn’t about knowing what to do. It’s about doing what parents already know.

            Say what?

            In his new easy-to-read primer which guides parents in five critical areas for raising good kids, Gua...


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