Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Seven Deadly Sins

You may have heard of the Seven Deadly Sins, but it’s a fair guess that if you were catechized anytime after 1971 you can’t name them, must less describe them — or recognize how they apply to your life. That’s … Continue reading

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An Insight into a Young Dorothy Day

When Pope Francis visited Washington a few months ago, he heaped praise on Dorothy Day, saying she was a “representative of the American people” with a “passion for justice.” She was known as a liberal — some would say a … Continue reading

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Welcome, New Catholic!

At the Easter Vigil you took a huge step, becoming a member of the Catholic Church, the one founded by Jesus roughly 2,000 years ago. We hope and pray that as a years roll on, you’ll be ever more grateful … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy

My wife likes murder.  Whether it’s a fictional account or a real-life story presented on TV, she loves to read and watch murders.  My youngest daughter likes horror flicks.  The bloodier the better. Me?  Mary Poppins is more my style. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

The Seven Deadly Sins, by Kevin Vost, Ph.D., Sophia Institute Press We’ve all heard of the Seven Deadly Sins.  But can we name them? Kevin Vost has done a great service in writing this book.  Not only does he name … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Seven Deadly Sins (Book Review) and More

I’ve never been a fan of those checklists of sins that you find in pamphlets on confession.  Yes, I understand the idea is to help someone who hasn’t an idea of what a sin might be to identify how their … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Books (reviews will be coming): 12 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, by Amy Morin The Seven Deadly Sins, by Kevin Vost Blog Posts: Brent Seales’ Research Team Reveals Biblical Text from Damaged Scroll.  You don’t have to be a … Continue reading

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The Catholic Story Behind the Indianapolis 500

Guest Post by Sigur Whitaker When those magic words, “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines,” are uttered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Sunday, few will know that if Tony Hulman, a successful Indiana businessman and a life-long Catholic, hadn’t purchased the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Conversion Story Can Help Cradle Catholics, Too

Two recent conversations at church: “I wish I could take RCIA because, although I went to Catholic School, I just don’t know my faith.” “I don’t understand why anyone would convert to the Catholic Church.  I mean, we’ve got the … Continue reading

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What Catholics Can Learn from a Cartoonist’s Failures

Sunday’s Washington Post had an interesting article based on a new book by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, in which he argues that the key to conversion isn’t willpower but being smart about timing. Obviously, he’s talking about such … Continue reading

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