Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00
We’ve all heard the familiar complaint: “I just don’t get anything out of Mass.” At a time when many of us are (perhaps overly) concerned with changes in our texts, Passionist Father Alan Phillip has written a brief 125-page book that responds to that objection with warmth and joy as he shares his insights on the Eucharist, the greatest of our sacraments.
Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00
Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00
When current visitors to the Vatican hear about the pope's men at arms, visions of Swiss Guards fill the mind. Today, the halberd-bearing, brightly costumed soldiers basically provide decoration for papal events. But they were once part of the armed services which for centuries protected not only popes but their kingdom in central Italy.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 13:39
The Catholic Press Association’s best for 2011
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.
Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:00
The Language and Science of Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions by Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins. IVP Books (Downers Grove, Ill., 2011). 224 pp., $20.