• 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.

  • Book details collaboration of Roncalli and his Venetian chancellor

    A book published this month in Italian reveals the collaborative relationship between John XXIII, when he was Patriarch of Venice, and his chancellor at the time, Fr. Sergio Sambin.

  • Vatican journalists remember John Paul II in new book

    A newly published book gathers the memories of 13 journalists and communications specialists about John Paul II, including those of Fr. Giorgio Costantino, spokesman of the Synod of Bishops.

  • Methol Ferré: the philosopher who inspired Pope Francis

    “The Pope and the Philosopher,” a book-interview with Alberto Methol Ferré -- an Uruguayan philosopher who influenced Jorge Bergoglio -- has been recently reprinted in Spanish and Italian.

  • ‘Characters from the Gospels’: For Lent or anytime

    Msgr. Francis Weber, the noted historian and archdiocesan archivist emeritus, has borrowed a phrase from Shakespeare as the theme for his latest endeavor — “Brevity is the soul of wit.”

  • Books: The link between religion and violence

    Like it or not, religion has always taken a central place in the world's violence. While William Abraham's "Shaking Hands with the Devil" (Highland Loch Press, 2013) and John Allen's "The Global War on Christians" (Image Books, 2013)  discuss very different issues, the authors share the same aim of reducing the stereotyping about religion and the religious that seems a constant in our secularized world.

  • Books offer information, encouragement on priesthood today

    Father Lawrence B. Porter’s "The Assault on Priesthood," in this reviewer's opinion, Father Porter's book should be required reading in all seminaries.

  • From Msgr. Weber: ‘Some Memories of the Catholic Hierarchy’

    Professing that this is his last book (amidst a treasury of 173 volumes), Msgr. Francis Weber, the former columnist for The Tidings and archdiocesan archivist, shares the memories of 21 notable church leaders he has known --- briefly or otherwise --- in “Some Memories of the Catholic Hierarchy.”

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A love that embraces every life

Archbishop José H. Gomez

This Sunday, bishops from around the world will gather in Rome with Pope Francis for an Oct. 5-19 synod that will examine marriage and the family.

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