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  • The Rosary: The Prayer That Saved My Life

    by Immaculée Ilibagiza

    The Rosary: the prayer that saved my life During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Immaculée Ilibagiza and seven other women spent 91 days hidden in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor's house. Immaculée entered the bathroom a vibrant, 115… read more

  • Great Autumn Reading

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    7 Secrets of Confession by Vinny Flynn (Ignatius)   Do you put off going to confession? Maybe there’s something you’re too embarrassed to tell the priest, or maybe you just don’t see the point in repeating the same old laundry list … read more

  • Back-to-School Books

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Editor's note: Here are four short reviews of books we think you'll enjoy.   Strange Gods Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life Elizabeth Scalia (Ave Maria Press)   Ever read the biblical accounts of the Israelites falling into idol worship and … read more

  • Litany in Flowers

    by Rebecca Ryskind Teti

    Here's a timely idea for the upcoming Marian month of May.   Wayne Ottenbreit's Litany of Flowers is an unusual and unusually charming devotional book.   Taking Our Lady's titles from the Litany of Loreto as his structure, Mr. Ottenbreit turns… read more

  • Pope Benedict, manga hero

    by Kathryn Oates

    This summer, hundreds of thousands of young people will gather in Madrid, Spain to experience World Youth Day. An international event celebrating our Catholic faith, all youth are welcome to attend regardless of their religious beliefs, and an estimated … read more

  • Holy Manga!

    by Kathryn Oates

    Maybe you’ve seen a young person reading them. Maybe you’ve run across shelves of them in your local bookstore. Or maybe you’ve never encountered them at all. But whatever your familiarity with the books of visual storytelling known… read more

  • A Q&A with author Frank Cottrell Boyce

    by Julie Rattey

    British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce began his foray into children’s literature by turning his screenplay for the 2004 film “Millions,” directed by Danny Boyle of “Slumdog Millionaire” fame, into a book that won the… read more

  • The soldier, the girlfriend, and the “Dear John” letter

    by Father Joseph Sica

    Excerpted from Forgiveness: One Step at a Time by Father Joseph Sica   Maybe you heard about the Desert Storm soldier who, while he was overseas, received a “Dear John” letter from his girlfriend back home. To add insult to injury… read more

  • Faith, family, and fiction: a Q&A with best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks

    by Traci Neal

    Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks never dreamed of becoming a famous novelist, rubbing elbows with some of Hollywood’s greats, or dominating The New York Times bestseller list. But his tale is not unlike that of many of his characters, whose … read more

  • Should my teen read Twilight?

    by Julie Rattey

    Warning: This article contains spoilers   Stephenie Meyer, a 38-year-old mother of three, does not read vampire novels. She says she “just knows” she is “too much of a wuss for Stephen King’s books,” and she&rsquo… read more