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Rolheiser’s ‘Sacred Fire’ a reflective read on how to deepen our adult faith life

By Sister Mary Core, OSB Though not a “hot-off-the-press” book, “Sacred Fire” by Ronald Rolheiser is well worth reading. It is a follow-up to his “The Holy Longing,” and the predecessor to a yet-to-be-written book on Radical Discipleship. Stick with it through part one of the book (chapters 1 and 2) in which Rolheiser sets […]

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Meet a Writer: Jim Courter of St. Paul, Macomb, pens detective mystery novel

Jim Courter is a writer and emeritus writing instructor at Western Illinois University, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a winner of an Illinois Arts Council award for short fiction. This year his first novel, “Rhymes With Fool,” a detective mystery with a Catholic protagonist, was published by Peasantry Press in Winnipeg. Courter lives in Macomb […]

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First ‘Catholic Journaling Bible’ invites creativity as it deepens user’s prayer life

Various materials can be used inside the Catholic Journaling Bible, ranging from regular pencils and pens to fancier gel pens or brush tip pens, as well as watercolor paints, colored pencils, stickers, and markers.

By Katie Bogner In centuries past, quiet scriptoriums were once filled with monks diligently copying by hand the Books of Sacred Scripture. The scribes provided texts long before the time of printing presses and would spend years making these invaluable copies. At times, it wasn’t just text that was the work of their hands. These […]

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In new book, Pope Francis calls for an alliance between the young and old

Pope Francis attends the release of the book, "Sharing the Wisdom of Time," in Rome Oct. 23. In the book, the pope offers commentary on the life stories of older people throughout the world. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the launch of a new book, Pope Francis is calling for a new alliance — between young and old — to change the world. In an effort to counteract today’s “culture of waste” that too easily marginalizes or ignores the young and the elderly, the book by Loyola Press creates […]

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‘The Grace of Enough’: How one family’s decision to downsize led to better living

This cover photo of "The Grace of Enough: Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture," is from author Haley Stewart's blog site, carrotsformichaelmas.com.

Reviewed by Bonnie Engstrom “The Grace of Enough” is, in part, the true story of a family of five who sold most of their belongings, moved halfway across the country, and lived in a 650-square-foot apartment with a compost, non-flushing toilet. That story alone would be enough for a great book, but for author Haley […]

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