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New: "Marian Veneration: Firm Foundations" by Francis Cardinal Arinze INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - March 1, 2017 Now available from Ignatius Press: Marian Veneration: Firm Foundations by Francis Cardinal Arinze The Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated by many followers of Jesus Christ as an important part of their practice of the faith. Believing that she is the Mother of God because her Son is the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, who for our salvation took on human nature, Christians of both East and West honor Mary in various ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2017/03/new-marian-veneration-firm-foundations-by-francis-cardinal-arinze.html
Lenten Reading: The Big List of Nonfiction HAPPY CATHOLIC* - February 24, 2017 ... what to read, here's a big list of spiritual books I have found rewarding. 7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness 7 Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas The stories of seven men who lived their lives in ways we can admire. Or women, depending on which book you read. Each contains short biographies of a diverse group of people that pack in a lot of information . Each story turns on the fact that they surrendered themselves to God and sacrificed themselves in some way for ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2017/02/lenten-reading-big-list-of-nonfiction.html
Let's Play...Why's My Bookbag (or E-Read Equiv) So D*mn Heavy? VIDEO MELIORA, PROBOQUE; DETERIORA SEQUOR - February 13, 2017 Saturday I fell headlong heedlessly into a print ocean. I was determined to go for quantity if not quality. First up was the new Evelyn Waugh biography. I asked myself why , given he was an uncharitable, sex-addicted prose-master (is that uncharitable?) and I guess I had my answer right there. Why not read the Ian Ker biography of St. Gilbert of Chesterton? Or the bio of Russell Kirk, imbiber of ancient wisdom? Really, what can Waugh teach given that his ...http://poncer.blogspot.com/2017/02/lets-play-whys-my-bookbag-or-e-read.html
2016 Reading in Review BACK BAY VIEW - January 16, 2017 ... reading Agatha Christie. Thought about looking for Barbara Pym for my 9th grader because I want her to branch out of YA mysteries and dystopian romances. And for a read aloud? I have an illustrated copy of the Secret Garden I might pick up with the fifth grader. 4. What book do you keep meaning to finish? Louisa - not loving it. About to give up. Same with The Faith Club . May skim to the end and then put back in the give-away box. 5. What book do you keep meaning to start? Helena - Evelyn ...http://backbayview.blogspot.com/2017/01/2016-reading-in-review.html
The Spirituality of St. John Neumann JEAN M. HEIMANN - January 5, 2017 ... crowds showed up. "How much I love You, O my Jesus! I wish to love You with my whole heart; yet I do not love You enough. My lack of devotion and my negligence still haunt me. I have one desire, that of being near You in the Blessed Sacrament. You are the sweet bridegroom of my soul. My Jesus, my love, my all, gladly would I endure hunger, thirst, heat and cold to remain always with You in the Blessed Sacrament…" (St. John Neumann) Suffering St. John ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/01/spirituality-st-john-neumann/