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Fr. Fessio discusses reverence, beauty, and the Mass of Vatican II

Fr. Fessio discusses reverence, beauty, and the Mass of Vatican II

August 10, 2021

More than 50 years after the conclusion of Vatican II, widespread myths about what the Council said regarding the Mass and how it should be celebrated persist. Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, founder and editor of Ignatius Press, speaks with Ignatius Press president Mark Brumley to dispel those myths and explain how the Novus Ordo can—and should—be celebrated with reverence and beauty.

Author interview with Fr. Daniel Moloney on his book, “Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know”

Author interview with Fr. Daniel Moloney on his book, “Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know”

June 28, 2021
Join Kathryn Lopez of the National Review Institute as she interviews Father Daniel Moloney on his book, "Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know."
 
In Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know, Fr. Daniel Moloney covers a broad range of topics regarding mercy that are prevalent for our society today. Beginning from an unexpected perspective in the first half of the book, Fr. Moloney approaches mercy from a political point of view, explaining how mercy is in fact truly and intimately interwoven with politics and power. Through this lens, he touches upon pertinent topics such as legal punishments, the death penalty, and self-defense. He also assesses the clergy scandals, laying out why they occurred, what went wrong in how they were dealt with, and how the Church can improve moving forward for the greater glory of God. He eloquently explains how mercy is not synonymous with leniency but is an act of responding to a privation, a lack of something which ought to be there. Sometimes the road to this may have to be tough love for the good of all involved.
 
Fr. Moloney invites the reader to wrestle with the supposed contradiction of God saying that he is merciful, yet killing and punishing his creation. Moloney ultimately resolves this apparent contradiction by highlighting God's identity as the loving Father, explaining how, similar to good earthly fathers, sometimes the most loving route to take in truly loving your children and bringing them to their ultimate good is through the course of tough love. God is always good and loving, and his justice and mercy go hand-in-hand.
Let’s Talk about St. Therese’s Parents & Family

Let’s Talk about St. Therese’s Parents & Family

April 27, 2021
On the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux, we will be discussing two books about her parents: "LEONIE MARTIN: A Difficult Life" and "A FAMILY OF SAINTS: The Martins of Lisieux" (links below).
 
Our guests will be Kris McGregor, who runs the Discerning Hearts website/podcasts, and also hosts the radio show "Inside the Pages, and Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, a frequent speaker on EWTN who has written eight books on Ignatian discernment and prayer, a biography of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and a book on the Liturgy of the Hours.
Author Interview with Leah Libresco on her book “Building the Benedict Option”

Author Interview with Leah Libresco on her book “Building the Benedict Option”

April 27, 2021
Building the Benedict Option is a combination of a spiritual memoir and a practical handbook for Christians who want to build communities of prayer, socialization, and evangelization in the places where they live and work.
 
Beginning when the author was a new convert, she desired more communal prayer and fellowship than weekly Mass could provide. She surveyed her friends--busy, young, urban professionals like herself--and created unique enriching or supportive experiences that matched their desires and schedules. The result was a less lonely and more boisterous spiritual and social life.
 
No Catholic Martha Stewart, Libresco is frank about how she plans events that allow her to feed thirty people on a Friday night without feeling exhausted. She is honest about the obstacles to prayer and the challenge to make it inviting and unobtrusive. Above all, she communicates the joy she has experienced since discovering ways to open her home (even when it was only a small studio apartment).
 
The reader will close this book with four or five ideas for events to try over the next few weeks, along with the tools to make them fruitful. From film nights to picnics in the park to resume-writing evenings, there are plenty of ideas to choose from and loads of encouragement to make more room in one's life for others.
 
Best Chapter Books for Kids from Bethlehem Books

Best Chapter Books for Kids from Bethlehem Books

April 26, 2021
Need great chapter books for your kids that are wholesome, engaging, and exciting? We are going to talk about the best books for kids from Bethlehem Books!
Correction: Eleanore M. Jewett is an American, not an English author.
Her two books published by Bethlehem Books are set in Medieval England.
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