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  • 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

  • A Catholic Digest Special Report: How we really feel about The Da Vinci Code

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Written by Daniel Connors and Kathleen StaufferSome Church officials and pastors have expressed alarm that Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code, misinforms America’s 70 million Catholics, and that this misinformation might well have led &… read more

  • Anne Rice: How I was called out of darkness

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    EDITOR’S NOTE: For 73 years — from its review of Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind in its very first issue (November 1936) — Catholic Digest has covered and reported on popular culture and literature. So when a novelist as… read more

  • Immaculée Ilibagiza: Rwandan genocide survivor and best-selling author

    by Kathleen Stauffer

    The crash of furniture could be heard just inches away, through the wall of the bathroom where Immaculée Ilibagiza huddled with five young women and a 7-year-old. “Where is Immaculée!?” a soldier shouted. They would kill her… read more

  • Priest and scholar discovers new key to understanding C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia

    by Julie Rattey

    “I regard [this discovery] very much as a godsend and a gift which has been given to me in order for me just to share it with other people” Re-reading one of C.S. Lewis’ poems one night in 2003 as he was nearing the end of his ordination… read more

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