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Friday, April 13, 2018


- Imperfect Union: Has America Lost its Moral Center? moderated by Don Wycliff (D1208): We find ourselves living in a world where foundational principles such as equality, tolerance, and free speech seem increasingly fragile - a world where the very concept of truth appears to be under siege. Is this turmoil symptomatic of a deeper, looming moral crisis in America?

- Francis@Five: Assessing the Legacy of Pope Francis Five Years After His Election moderated by David Gibson (D1209): A leading Catholic theologian and a leading Catholic journalist engage in a public debate over the impact of Pope Francis’ controversial pontificate.

- A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do In The Liturgy by Edward Sri (D1210): Based on the revised translation of the Mass this book explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience in the Liturgy and explains their profound significance.

- Believing in Jesus: A Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith by Leonard Foley (D1211): This book captures the Christian’s continuing journey of faith, ever new, ever alive-yet always founded on God’s steadfast love for us. Fr. Foley leads the reader from early Old Testament times through a world starting over in Jesus and looking ahead to the time when Jesus will come again and we will share fully in his life.

- Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala by Michael F. Steltenkamp (D1212): Based on conversations with Black Elk’s surviving friends and relatives, especially his daughter Lucy Looks Twice: a reassessment of the Lakota holy man’s religious vocation and devotion to his fellow American Indians.

- The Catholic Answer Book of Mary by Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas (D1213): A compilation of the most popular articles that have been written about the Blessed Virgin Mary.

- Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life by Henri J.M. Nouwen (D1214): Nouwen emphasizes listening to the Word of God in our hearts, in the Bible, in the community of faith, and in the voice of the poor as a way to discern God’s plan.

- Fatima for Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope by Fr. Andrew Apostoli (D1215): Father Andrew Apostoli carefully analyzes the events that took place in Fatima and clears up lingering questions and doubts about their meaning. He also challenges the reader to hear anew the call of Our Lady to prayer and sacrifice, for the world is ever in need of generous hearts willing to make reparation for those in danger of losing their way to God.

- Icons of Love: Married Saints by Michael R. Heinlein (D1216): Twelve short biographies of married saints and couples whose marriages were committed and conscious acts of the will, “in accord with God’s will, to desire others’ good at all times.”

- Tell Me Why: A Father Answers His Daughter’s Questions About God by Michael and Jana Novak (D1217): This remarkable book offers a rare chance to eavesdrop on a conversation between a believing father and a skeptical daughter about God, faith, and morals.

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