• Summer Reading: Award Winning Books

    At the annual Catholic Media Convention in late June, the Catholic Press Association presented its awards to books judged superior in various categories. This week, The Tidings presents those books which earned first, second and third place honors, with publishers listed in parentheses.

  • Book offers meditations based on Francis de Sales' letters

    When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to St. Francis de Sales.

  • The ALOUD series at the L.A. Public Library

    Before I found the actual Church, libraries were the closest thing to a church I knew. I can’t imagine my faith, or my life, without books. And many of us can’t imagine Los Angeles without Louise Steinman, head of the ALOUD series at the L.A. Public Library, with whom I recently spoke...

  • ‘The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America’

    In 1862, Indiana State Representative William Holman observed that the Transcontinental Railroad “[c]ould never be constructed on terms applicable to ordinary roads…it is to be constructed through almost impassable mountains, deep ravines, canyons, gorges, and over arid and sandy plains.” 

  • Books: ‘For the benefit of those who see’

    Rosemary Mahoney goes where others fear to tread.

  • New book gives short take on St Thomas Aquinas

    Recently released, “The One-Minute Aquinas” aims to share the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas in an accessible format to help more people learn from the medieval saint, theologian, and philosopher.

  • Scott Hahn explores power of saints, angels in modern life

    Noted Catholic convert and author Dr. Scott Hahn published a new book May 27 exploring the biblical roots and modern-day interventions of the angels and saints.

  • New book outlines non-religious view against 'gay marriage'

    Using non-religious arguments, a new book says that “gay marriage” is just the latest in a cultural trend of rationalized sexual misbehavior that is undermining society and suppressing those who object.

  • Immaculate Heart HS teacher offers spirituality book for teens

    Christine Knudsen, longtime theology teacher and department chair at Immaculate Heart High School, has authored a new book, “Engaging the Heart: Spirituality for Teenagers,” recently released by Veritas, Ireland’s leading religious publisher.

  • Two Popes, two saints, two books

    Of the many books written on Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, two not only affirm the cause for sainthood for both but also highlight unknown facts of their spirituality and character.

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Voices

Our timidity in the face of God's abundance

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

My youth had both its strengths and its weaknesses. I grew up on a farm in heart of the Canadian prairies, a second-generation immigrant. Our family was a large one and the small farm we lived on gave us enough to live on, though just enough. There were never any extras.

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    L.A. Catholic Prayer Breakfast, 6:30 a.m. Rosary, 7 a.m. Mass, 8 a.m. breakfast program with Sr. Regina Marie Gorman,Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A.; $. www.lacatholicpb.org.

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