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Last Updated: January 19, 2017

Books

October 4, 2016
Mooncop: Last Man on the Moon
Mooncop: Last Man on the Moon

CNS photo by Drawn and Quarterly

Set the TV series "Seinfeld" on Earth's satellite, subtract the jokes and you've got "Mooncop" (Drawn and Quarterly), a strange and mildly poignant graphic novel.

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September 30, 2016
Books look at poor from hands-on, historical perspectives
Books look at poor from hands-on, historical perspectives

Jesuit Father Sean Salai provides a lot of information in "What Would Pope Francis Do?" -- a relatively short but well-written book that is particularly suitable for young Catholics. Six thematic chapters (on longing, closeness, dignity, weariness, tenderness and Mary) reflect on Pope Francis' teachings from his 2013 exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium" ("The Joy of the Gospel").

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Reviewed by Rachelle Linner/CNS
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September 12, 2016
Author finds One World Trade Center a witness to nation's spirit
Author finds One World Trade Center a witness to nation's spirit

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks decimated the twin towers in lower Manhattan, the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises out of the ground, a palpable symbol of triumph and optimism. The tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere is the soaring, storied, centerpiece of a 16-acre complex that includes eight other major structures. 

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September 9, 2016
Authors offer tips for improving relations, strengthening faith in kids

Keep Your Kids Catholic" is a timely book written by husband and father Marc Cardaronella, who draws from his experience of leaving behind the Catholic Church after eighth grade and on into adulthood, to assist parents with strategies that may foster the lived experience of faith in their children.

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Reviewed by Allan F. Wright/CNS
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September 6, 2016
Churches must promote good health habits, humor, author says
Churches must promote good health habits, humor, author says

Good health care is not defined solely by the medical assistance we receive during times of illness or after an accident, Cal Samra insists in "The Physically Fit Messiah." Life patterns that foster good health ought to become personal goals of ours long before a virus attacks or a bone is broken.

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Reviewed by David Gibson/CNS
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August 5, 2016
Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence
Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence

"Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy" by Raymond Arroyo. Image (New York, 2016), 228 pp., $23.

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Reviewed by Mitch Finley/CNS
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July 19, 2016
Darwyn Cooke's final 'Frontier'
Darwyn Cooke's final 'Frontier'

The comic book world recently lost a unique talent when artist and writer Darwyn Cooke passed away from cancer at age 53. Cooke, who died May 14, produced several noteworthy comics in his career.

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July 1, 2016
Books about family, food, fireflies will keep kids reading this summer
Books about family, food, fireflies will keep kids reading this summer

The following books are suitable for summer reading.

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Reviewed by Regina Lordan/CNS
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June 24, 2016
Informative overview of religious freedom debate is easy to read
Informative overview of religious freedom debate is easy to read

The author of this readable and informative volume studied law and theology at the University of Notre Dame and is the founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, so is well qualified to take on what was a central set of questions for the founders of the American republic, questions still being debated today.

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Reviewed by Eugene Fisher/CNS
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June 14, 2016
Suggestions for summer reading

Here are some suggestions for summer reading.

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Reviewed by Juli Palma
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