Pope Francis: Untying the Knots is an engaging and thoughtful read throughout. Paul Vallely turns out to be a good ‘untier’ of the knots – or at least what seem, at a rushed first glance, to be knots.
'You should read "Fredy Neptune" for the drama of Fred's journey, and because he is the kind of saint that the 20th century needed more of and the 21st continues to need', says Nathan Koblintz.
The God who emerges in Why Bother Praying? is compassionate, understanding and loving. We go to God as we are – and if we are angry with God, there is no harm in saying so. If prayer is not honest, it is not prayer!
Author Kristin LeMay's project is a deeply personal one: her Dickinson (or Emily, as she calls her) is a rebel, rogue and spiritual guide.
Christian Lives is a collection of the personal testimonies of a group of Christians from around the world who have devoted themselves to the study of Islam and to the task of building good relations with Muslims. It is hard to think of a more fitting symbol than this book to capture the achievements of the first fifty years of the Church of the Second Vatican Council.
Colm Tóibín’s very short and fine novella presents a first person narrative by the mother of Jesus situated in the aftermath of the crucifixion: ‘memory fills my body as much as blood and bones’.
In the gospel for Saturday 16 November, Jesus asks, ‘When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?’ How should Catholic educators interpret this question?
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