Br. Benet S. Exton

Br. Benet S. Exton

Br. Benet Exton, O.S.B., St. Gregory's University, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Articles by Br. Benet S. Exton

Faith, Reason, and the War against Jihadism: a call to action

Feb 15, 2008 / 00:00 am

Book written by George Weigel

Monk Habits for Everyday People: Benedictine Spirituality for Protestants

Feb 1, 2008 / 00:00 am

Book written by: Dennis Okholm

Breaking Free of the Web: Catholics and Internet Addiction.

Jan 25, 2008 / 00:00 am

Book written by: Kimberly Young and Patrice Klausing, O.S.F. 

Life Issues, Medical Choices: Questions and Answers for Catholics

Jan 18, 2008 / 00:00 am

Book written by: Janet M. Smith and Christopher Kaczor

Mexican-American Catholics

Jan 11, 2008 / 00:00 am

The Catholic Church in the United States has been growing partly due to Hispanics or Latinos immigrating from Latin America - with the largest portion from Mexico.

Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters

Dec 4, 2007 / 00:00 am

The first edition of this dictionary was published in 1998 entitled Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters.  This new edition has been revised and expanded to include two-hundred thirty major Christian interpreters of the Bible presented by a multi-national and inter-denominational group of biblical scholars. 

Black and Catholic in the Jim Crow South: the stuff that makes community.

Nov 29, 2007 / 00:00 am

This book tells the story of black Catholics in Natchez, Mississippi during the days of the Jim Crow laws.  Danny Duncan Collum and his assistants interviewed several African Americans about life in Natchez during those days before segregation ended.  At that time, blacks could not use the same bathrooms, water fountains, restaurants, seating on buses, or other places like whites.  For younger Americans this seems like something from another planet.  It was not until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s that segregation was ended although many can say that it has not been completed yet.

The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis.

Nov 29, 2007 / 00:00 am

In early May 2007, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints met and recommended to Pope Benedict XVI that he should declare Pope Pius XII “venerable”, a step in the canonization process. 

Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers

Nov 9, 2007 / 00:00 am

This book is a revision of the 1988 edition with 70% new prayers and blessings for many of the most important moments in the life of a family and of an individual.  This book consists of ten parts:  1. Basic prayers.  2. Daily prayers.  3. Days of seasons.  4. Family prayers from birth to death.  5. Prayers for Catholic living.  6. Prayers for the Church and the world.  7. Litanies.  8. God’s Word in times of need.  9. Stations of the Cross.  10. Calendar of the Saints.

Death, Where is your Sting? Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, and his edifying encounter with Yellow Fever.

Oct 24, 2007 / 00:00 am

Who is Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos?  He is a man who lived from 1819 to 1867 and was born in a Bavarian town in Germany to a poor family.  He was a very intelligent student and was aided by priests and scholarships to complete his education in Munich.

Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality

Oct 19, 2007 / 00:00 am

Mother Angelica is one of the most known Catholic religious women in the United States.  Her television network, EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network), is the best known Catholic network in the United States and beyond.  She is very earthy and this comes through in this book which is a collection of sayings and quotes from her many years of ministry to God’s people.

Jesus of Nazareth: from the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration.

Oct 18, 2007 / 00:00 am

The words to describe this book are “wow” and “awe inspiring”.  This deep, academic book is the first in a series of volumes that the Pope is planning to publish.  General readers may have a difficult time with it, but will be able to appreciate the book with additional reflection and prayer. 

Did Pope Pius XII Help the Jews?

Oct 15, 2007 / 00:00 am

Sr. Margherita Marchione has written several books on Pope Pius XII and World War II.  In this concise book, she defends the sanctity and cause of the Servant of God, Pope Pius XII whom she says should be canonized and also declared a Righteous Gentile. 

The Apostles

Oct 12, 2007 / 00:00 am

This book, The Apostles, contains the catecheses and presentations that were delivered by Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly general audiences from March 15, 2006 to February 14, 2007.