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THE NAME OF THE ROSE at Forty

by Kevin Di Camillo In 1980, a pretty much unknown Italian author—he’d only written a couple of children’s books and some graduate-level textbooks on semiotics (the study of signs), James Joyce and St. Thomas Aquinas—named Umberto Eco…

TWO TAKES ON CATHOLIC LIVING

by Tom Hoopes YIN & YANG Their titles and approaches might seem vastly different, but two recent books are actually complementary — a yin and yang of being Catholic in the 21st century. And both books have faithful Catholics buzzing!…

Lenten reading

There is no better time to develop a habit of reading Catholic authors than Lent. Consider these nonfiction options and one Catholic fiction selection. The Cries of Jesus from the Cross  An Anthology  by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (Sophia…

Warm up with a good Catholic book!

Those gray days of January and February (at least for those of us who live north of the Mason-Dixon Line) can be perfect for curling up with a good book. Why not make it something beneficial to your faith, too?  Jesus and the Jewish Roots…

Reading for the soul

Maybe you took a little break from spiritual reading this summer. Now that school is back in session, these books will help ease you back into the practice or help you with a particular need.  Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys Over 250…