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Celebrate Saint Josemaría Escrivá with This Spanish Dessert

Born in Spain to a devout Catholic family, Saint Josemaría Escrivá felt even as a young child that God was calling him to do great things. He wasn’t wrong. Josemaría went on to write numerous spiritual books (most famously The Way and Christ is Passing), and founded Opus Dei, an apostolate dedicated to finding holiness …

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Why Catholics Must Know the Bible: Bible Basics for Catholics by Dr. John Bergsma

Catholics sometimes have the ignoble distinction of not being sufficiently familiar with the Bible, or as familiar as we ought to be. That is unfortunate, in either appearance or actuality, particularly considering that the Catholic Church provided all twenty-seven books of the canon of the New Testament, not to mention going on two-thousand years of …

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Like Chesterton’s wit and the joy of Francis of Assisi? You MUST read this book: Mr. Blue

How do you combine the wit and charm of Chesterton, the absurd joy of St. Francis of Assisi, and the can-do American charisma of Jay Gatsby?  Meet Mr. Blue.  I read Mr. Blue for the first time a few years ago after reading an article that admonished something to the effect of, “you can’t claim …

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In Heaven We’ll Meet Again: a book that delivers hope for the afterlife

I just finished reading a new title from Sophia Press, We’ll Meet in Heaven: The Saints and Scripture on Our Heavenly Union. Within the first several pages, I knew I wanted to give it 5 stars and tell everyone about it. The book is exactly what it sounds like: a vindication of the Church’s teaching on …

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Book Review-“The Drama of Salvation” by Jimmy Akin

I use the word “definitive” quite sparingly, but it is absolutely fitting when applied to Jimmy Akin’s The Drama of Salvation: How God Rescues You From Your Sins and Brings You to Eternal Life (Catholic Answers Press, 2015). I first learned of this book when, I kid you not, I had just finished footnoting Akin’s The Salvation Controversy (2001) …

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