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Read the words of an Orthodox bishop kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago

Aleppo, Syria, Mar 15, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On April 22, 2013, both the Greek and Syriac Orthodox archbishops of Aleppo, Boulos Yazigi and Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, were kidnapped in Syria near the Turkish border. Their driver, Deacon Fatha’ Allah Kabboud, was killed. Today, 23 months later, the bishops remain missing – though […]

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Cardinal Dolan contrasts true freedom, ‘culture of death’ in new eBook

New York City, N.Y., Jun 19, 2012 / 04:07 am (CNA).- Society faces a choice between true human dignity, and a false concept of freedom culminating in the “culture of death,” New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan explains in his new eBook. This inhumane culture springs from “deeply rooted social, philosophical, and ethical tendencies that, […]

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New book asks: Is US a ‘nation of heretics?’

New York City, N.Y., May 1, 2012 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Are Americans actually trading in faith for a more secular outlook? Or is the country’s religious center merely shifting – toward a array of sects, visionaries, charismatic leaders and unorthodox doctrines? In his new book “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” […]

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Dead Sea Scrolls Prophesy Confirmed by Hubble Telescope

The Dead Sea Scrolls have long been considered a source of great wonder and revelation for the faithful, and now an author is arguing in his new book that the Hubble telescope validates an ancient passage about the universe found in one of the scrolls. . . . According to author J. Paul Hutchins’s book, […]

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A Year with the Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living

Book written by: Mike Aquilina Charlotte, NC: Saint Benedict Press, 2010, 388 pages, Imitation Leather, $44.95, ISBN: 1935302353. Mike Aquilina has staked a pretty good claim to being the unofficial family historian of the Catholic Church. His 20 or so books — from the essential trilogy, “The Fathers of the Church,” (1999), “The Way of […]

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Reading St. Bernard

This is a continuation of an interview with Fr. Michael Casey, OSCO January, 2010. Br Chris: Do you think that Saint Bernard is over emphasized amongst the other Cistercian Fathers?  It seems that he has the pride of place in Cistercian monasteries, over and above our other Cistercian Fathers. Fr Michael Casey:  Well, as I […]

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Michael Casey on “Fully Human, Fully Divine”

Below is an interview of Fr. Casey January, 2010 where Fr. Casey shares his thoughts on what he calls his best book.  Admittedly this is the most difficult of Fr. Casey’s books but well worth the effort. Fully Human, Fully Divine, which I think is my best book, is really just closely tied to the […]

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How Should We Pray

They asked Abba Macarius, “How should we pray?” And the old man replied, “There is no need to speak much in prayer; often stretch out your hands and say, “Lord, as you will and as you know, have mercy on me.” But if there is war in your soul, add, “Help me!” and because he […]

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Recent Books by Women

In five days, Running With Expanding Heart: Meeting God in Everyday Life by Sister Mary Reuter OSB will be released by Liturgical Press. It is being made available in both paperback ($14.95) and e-book ($9.95) versions. S. Mary served as prioress of Saint Benedict’s Monastery from 1989 to 1995. She currently teaches in the department […]

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The Value of a Book

Abbot Anastasius had a book written on very fine parchment which was worth eighteen pence, and had in it both the Old and New Testaments in full. Once a certain brother came to visit him, and seeing the book made off with it. So that day when Abbot Anastasius went to read his book, and […]

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