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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…

Pope Francis and my adopted daughter

When I recently put the final touch on a children’s book manuscript, I wrote to my mother in Florida: “Would you mind reading something I’ve just written?” I hadn’t done that in a long time. Mom is an evangelical Protestant, and that’s the…