Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

Books

June 21, 2017
Wonder Woman rebooted in new DC Comics series
Wonder Woman rebooted in new DC Comics series

CNS photo by DC Comics

Iconic DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman is having a good year as she celebrates her 75th birthday. Along with a wide-release movie featuring the character, the comic itself has been rebooted with a new writer and artist -- Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott. 

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Reviewed by Mark Judge/CNS
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June 7, 2017
This summer explore nature, poetry, saints with new children's books
This summer explore nature, poetry, saints with new children's books

The following books are suitable for summer reading.

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Reviewed by Regina Lordan/CNS
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June 5, 2017
Jesuit’s book explores benefits, pitfalls of the Internet universe
Jesuit’s book explores benefits, pitfalls of the Internet universe

What hath technology wrought? With the Internet’s creation a new universe emerged before our very eyes. Billions of the world’s 21st-century citizens now routinely inhabit and feel at home in this universe.

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Reviewed by David Gibson/CNS
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May 15, 2017
Vintage Mickey Mouse: funny but racially problematic
Vintage Mickey Mouse: funny but racially problematic
Strange as it seems, part of the output of an ongoing project to reissue old Mickey Mouse comics warrants a content warning. Not for violence or sexual elements, of course, but for a level of racial insensitivity that was taken for granted in many quarters in the mid-20th century but that now affronts.
 
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Reviewed by Mark Judge/CNS
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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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