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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…

Books for the Catholic nerd

As the writer of the Bookshelf column for Catholic Digest, I find the most difficult part of the job isn’t the actual writing, but the selection process. Anywhere from 12 to 20 new titles come through my mailbox each month. After weeding…

Books to nurture your faith this summer

The long, relaxing days of summer do not mean you have to take a vacation from learning about our Catholic faith. Take these books to the pool or beach and see what you learn while taking that much-deserved break. Who Am I to Judge?…

Spring Spiritual Reading

May is dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Two of the books covered here will teach you more about Mary and draw you closer to her and her Son. “And coming to her, said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28). Mary of…