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Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

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July 24, 2015
Thought-provoking, inspiring almanac will delight Catholic gardeners
Thought-provoking, inspiring almanac will delight Catholic gardeners

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Any Catholic who enjoys gardening will find much inspiration, both spiritual and practical, in this original compendium written by Margaret Rose Realy, a master gardener, retreat leader and Catholic blogger.

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July 17, 2015
Catholics can benefit from Protestant Scripture scholar's latest book
Catholics can benefit from Protestant Scripture scholar's latest book

Something of a theological superstar in the late 1960s and early 1970s, thanks to his mega-best-seller "The Secular City," retired Harvard University theologian Harvey Cox here turns his attention to the Bible and how to read it with the brain in gear that God gave you.

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July 10, 2015
Details on Poland's role in Cold War might overwhelm casual reader
Details on Poland's role in Cold War might overwhelm casual reader

"Empowering Revolution" gives readers a clear sense of the Cold War's strongly moralistic character. 

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Reviewed by Brian Welter/CNS
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July 7, 2015
Book offers Catholic guide to raising a happy baby
Book offers Catholic guide to raising a happy baby

"Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood" by Greg and Lisa Popcak. Ava Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014). 272 pp., $16.95.

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Reviewed by Regina Lordan/CNS
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June 30, 2015
Book offers youths valuable lessons

From Teens to Twenties: Lessons Every Young Adult Should Learn by Alexander J. Basile. Paulist Press (Staten Island, New York, 2014). 118 pp., $8.95. 

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Reviewed by Daniel S. Mulhall/CNS
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June 22, 2015
Children's reading: books to pray, learn with all summer long

The following books are suitable for summer reading:

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Reviewed by Regina Lordan/CNS
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June 15, 2015
The Female Thor: Is She Worthy?
The Female Thor: Is She Worthy?

When Marvel Comics announced that they would be transforming Thor, one of their most popular and masculine heroes, into a female character, the response was swift and hostile.

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Reviewed by Mark Judge/CNS
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June 12, 2015
Historical overview of modern papacy shows political ups and downs
Historical overview of modern papacy shows political ups and downs

Although popes are first and foremost heads of the Catholic Church, political issues historically have rivaled spiritual ones as topics of concern

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Reviewed by Agostino Bono/CNS
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June 9, 2015
Anglican theologian explores how we should speak about God
Anglican theologian explores how we should speak about God

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams is the widely respected former archbishop of Canterbury, England, and now master of Magdalene College Cambridge. He is also no slouch as a theologian. In "The Edge of Words," Archbishop Williams addresses the possibility of speaking about God.

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Reviewed by Mitch Finley/CNS
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June 2, 2015
The Light Knight: When Batman Was Fun
The Light Knight: When Batman Was Fun

Before the despairing tone of the film "The Dark Knight Rises," before the violent video game "Batman: Arkham Asylum," before the shadowy and filthy world of modern Gotham City, there was a time when Batman was fun.

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