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Bishop Paprocki explores link between physical and spiritual fitness in new book

Apr 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois doesn’t generally introduce himself as a runner. His first love is hockey, which, at... Read more

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Scholar’s critique of transgender movement reportedly de-listed by Amazon

Feb 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

One scholar’s critical book on the transgender movement has reportedly been removed from  Read more

Pierpaolo Finaldi, CEO of the Catholic Truth Society. Courtesy of CTS.

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown deals blow to Catholic publishers

Jun 2, 2020

Catholic publishers in the United Kingdom are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the... Read more

Benedict XVI holds his final general audience, Feb. 27, 2013.

In new biography, Benedict XVI laments modern 'anti-Christian creed'

May 4, 2020

Modern society is formulating an “anti-Christian creed” and punishing those who resist it with “social excommunication,” Benedict XVI has said... Read more

Should Catholics care about poetry?

Jan 1, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Do you remember the last poem you read, or heard?  Read more

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CNA's favorite books in 2019

Dec 31, 2019

Here are a few of the best books we read in 2019, from some of the journalists at Catholic News... Read more

Marie Kondo.

What Catholics can learn from ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’

Jan 20, 2019

By Michelle La Rosa

"Does it spark joy?" That question has become a rallying cry for fans of Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo, whose... Read more

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Commentary: A few books for 2019

Jan 4, 2019

By JD Flynn

It’s probably a little late for retrospectives, but if you’re planning your 2019 reading list, here are six great novels... Read more

Memento mori skull on a marble wall.

Memento mori - Why this religious sister wants you to think about your death

Dec 31, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, has had an interesting Twitter project for the last year and a half: she has... Read more

Book Review: Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life

May 14, 2018

The meteoric rise of Jordan B. Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, has resulted in a... Read more

Margaret from The Pope's Cat looking out on the Square. Illustration by Roy Deleon, courtesy of Paraclete Press.

The Pope's Cat: New book series introduces kids to papal office, Rome

Mar 18, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Margaret, the fictional stray cat adopted by a fictional Pope in a new children’s book series, gets an up-close and... Read more

Bearded Gospel Men: A new devotional honoring the hairy and the holy

Dec 22, 2017

By Mary Farrow

You’ve heard it said that beardliness is next to Godliness.  Read more

Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volume 1.

Holy brainteasers? Catholic puzzle book hopes to point readers to God

Sep 1, 2017

By Perry West

With hopes of leading Catholics to a deeper search for Christ, a new puzzle book from Ave Maria Press challenges... Read more

Raymond Arroyo and his new book, Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders.

Raymond Arroyo's books are having an astounding impact on at-risk kids

Mar 19, 2017

By Michelle La Rosa

Raymond Arroyo has an impressive resume. He’s a New York Times bestselling author several times over. He’s an award-winning journalist... Read more


The astonishing secret history of the Pope who fought Hitler

Dec 18, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 18, 2015.

Pope Francis to author new book answering teens' questions

May 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

After becoming the first Pope to author a children's book earlier this year, Pope Francis will soon come out with... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peters Square before the Wed. general audience April 16, 2014.

We're wounded – that’s why we need mercy, Pope Francis says

Jan 12, 2016

By Elise Harris

In his new book on mercy Pope Francis offers extensive reflections on the topic that has shaped much of his... Read more

Dr. Geraldine Kelley, a translator of entries in the

The USSR's Catholic martyrs suffered, but they suffered for God

Oct 22, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic victims of the Soviet Union’s cruel anti-Christian persecutions faced execution, exile and arbitrary imprisonment for their faith – and... Read more

The liturgical reform, as seen by one of its protagonists

Sep 19, 2014

The newly published memoirs of Fr. Louis Bouyer, who was intimately involved in the reform of the Roman liturgy following... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits the United Nations

Unburned letters of John Paul II reveal richness of Trinity

Mar 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

The personal notes of JPII published by former secretary Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, which the pontiff asked to be burned, reveal... Read more