The American Catholic Almanac – Book Review

The good news is that I can officially add The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson to my read shelf on Goodreads, having devoured the entire thing.  The bad news is the book is meant to last an entire year (one entry per day) and I gorged on the entire book in between naps, setting up the crock pot, and sub-par monitoring of my daughter's paint … [Read more...]

The Feasts – How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina

Growing up I often looked at being Catholic as a "to do list" or a penance. ┬áTales of Catholic guilt and nuns with rulers were predominant themes in my knowledge of my faith. ┬áThis book focuses on the joy of being Catholic and encourages us to recognize that there is cause for celebration in a love so great that Jesus died for us on the cross. One of the earliest chapters in … [Read more...]