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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

The Templars, Knights of Christ

Regine Pernoud, translated from the French by Henry Taylor. San Francisco : Ignatius Press. 157 pages. Paperback. ISBN 978-1-58617-302-9. $14.95.... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Samuel J. Aquila

Mary’s faith helps us to see the faith to which we are called

During the Advent‐Christmas Season the Church recognizes the unique role of Mary in salvation history. She is the first to... Read more

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Movie Reviews

By CNA Staff

Avatar

One of the most impressive epic adventures ever brought to film, "Avatar" is the fulfillment of a personal dream of... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The Manhattan Declaration: A Wake-up Call for Christians

In an increasingly secularized society, believers find themselves at times under attack. Not to recognize this would be grossly naïve.... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Katherine Haas

Toward God: The Ancient Wisdom of Western Prayer

Book written by: Michael Casey. Ligouri/Triumph Publication. Ligouri, Miss. ISBN 978-089243-890-7. “Toward God,” is more of a treatise on personal... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The Manhattan Declaration: Christians Confront Caesar

The history of the world is the tale of cities that rise and fall. Nineveh,Tyre, Babylon, Jerusalem and Ancient Rome... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

Ancient Christian Devotional: a year of weekly readings, lectionary cycle C

Edited by Cindy Crosby.  Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press.  296 pages.  Paperback.  ISBN 978-0-8308-3528-7.  $18.00.This book is a great... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Dale J. Melczek

Mary leads us into deeper communion with Jesus, each other

Advent is a season of joyous hope. With much enthusiasm, we anticipate and prepare for the celebration of Christ’s first... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

Thomas Cromwell: the rise and fall of Henry VIII’s most notorious minister

Book by: Robert Hutchinson.  New York : St. Martin’s Press.  360 pages.  Hardback.  ISBN 978-0-57794-0.  $29.99.  September 2009. Robert Hutchinson’s... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Michael Sheridan, S.T.D.

The beautiful sacrament of Reconciliation

In the last encyclical letter, Ecclesia de Eucharistia (EE) ["The Church Draws Her Life from the Eucharist"]) of his pontificate,... Read more

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Guest Columnist

By Rachel Campos-Duffy

Making Advent Memories

Advent presents Christian families with a unique challenge. Our Catholic tradition and liturgical calendar tells us that it’s a time... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

Cluny: in search of God’s lost empire

Edwin Mullins. New York : BlueBridge. 245 pages. Hardback. October 2006. ISBN 1-93346-00-0. $24.95Cluny is the name of the great... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Thomas Wenski

Keep health-care reform 'abortion-neutral'

During the past several months, the U.S. bishops have not only followed the health-care debate; but, we — like other... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

From Holidays to Holy Days: A Benedictine walk through Advent

Book written by: Fr. Albert Holtz, O.S.B.  New York : Morehouse Publishing.  September 2008.  ISBN 978-0-8192-23166-6.  $16.00.Fr. Holz’s book provides... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop László Bíró

The renewal of Europe through the spiritual renewal of families

1. Europe: reality and hopeWe all know the reality of today’s Europe. However, as the leader of a Vatican committee... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

Don’t Trust the Abbot: Musings from the Monastery.

Book by:  Abbot Jerome Kodell, O.S.B. Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press.  94 pages.  Paperback.  ISBN 978-0-8146-3238-3.  $11.95.  March 2009.Abbot Jerome... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Raymundo J. Peña

Called by the Lord

In Jeremiah l:4-10, l7-19, the prophet describes the call he received from the Lord in these words: "The word of... Read more

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Movie Reviews

By Hilary Rowe

North Country

I was eager to see director Niki Caro's new film because her previous feature, Whale Rider (2003), struck me as... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Katherine Haas

Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen

I once told a Benedictine nun she had a good sense of humor. She said, “See, we're people too.” Most... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Roger Schwietz

Visitations of women’s religious shouldn’t be seen as negative judgment

A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of participating in the seminary visitation which took place, under the... Read more