Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

Books

April 20, 2017
Imagination helps readers better understand roots of Eucharist
Reviewed by Mitch Finley/CNS
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March 31, 2017
Two new offerings on connection between faith, science disappoint

Few areas of thought today are as exciting and as important as the conversation between religion and science. Unfortunately, these two books don't contribute that significantly to this dialogue. Both authors, with strong backgrounds in science and far weaker backgrounds when it comes to theology, disappoint the reader in different ways.

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Reviewed by Kathleen Finley/CNS
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March 30, 2017
Spiritual renewal guide offered

A five-month sabbatical after experiencing several key losses in life “was salvific” for Francis, a Jesuit whose story is one of the many told in Dolores Leckey’s Interior Journey: A Spirituality for Contemporary Seekers.

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Reviewed by David Gibson/CNS
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January 26, 2017
Retrospective of original Donald Duck comic book artist fills the bill
Retrospective of original Donald Duck comic book artist fills the bill

Parents looking to lure their youngsters away from digital devices and toward material that might foster reading and imagination should consider the work of legendary Disney comic book artist Carl Barks. In fact, Mom and Dad may enjoy Barks' work as much as their kids.

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January 20, 2017
Highly readable history of American Catholics brings key figures to life

In this excellent, well-written and highly readable book, Russell Shaw presents the stories of 15 famous Catholics, from American Catholicism's first bishop, John Carroll of Maryland (1735-1815), to the period, roughly, of the Second Vatican Council.

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January 17, 2017
One book offers exhaustive study of rosary, another adds mysteries
One book offers exhaustive study of rosary, another adds mysteries

At 351 pages -- not including various appendices and reference sections in the back of the book -- "Champions of the Rosary" is easily the most exhaustive study of the devotional prayer known as "the rosary" that this reviewer has ever seen.

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Reviewed by Mitch Finley/CNS
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December 29, 2016
Variety of books provide daily reflections for new year

Here are some new books that offer daily reflections for the new year.

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December 19, 2016
'Wimpy Kid' author pays tribute to Catholic roots during Maryland visit
'Wimpy Kid' author pays tribute to Catholic roots during Maryland visit

Visitors to Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, can see a whitewashed fence like the one that Tom Sawyer tricked his friends into painting for him in the novel.

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December 5, 2016
Books recommended for Christmas giving

At Christmas families will gather and exchange gifts, and here are some book suggestions about some imperfect or incomplete families who, nevertheless, find and share love.

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By Juli Palma
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December 1, 2016
For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope's life in Argentina, Rome
For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope's life in Argentina, Rome

When Pope Francis first stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square in Rome, Mark Shriver like millions of other people around the world was captivated by this man who humbly bowed his head after asking the people there to pray for him, before he would offer his first blessing to them.

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