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Books

August 5, 2016
Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence
Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence

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"Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy" by Raymond Arroyo. Image (New York, 2016), 228 pp., $23.

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Reviewed by Mitch Finley/CNS
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July 19, 2016
Darwyn Cooke's final 'Frontier'
Darwyn Cooke's final 'Frontier'

The comic book world recently lost a unique talent when artist and writer Darwyn Cooke passed away from cancer at age 53. Cooke, who died May 14, produced several noteworthy comics in his career.

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July 1, 2016
Books about family, food, fireflies will keep kids reading this summer
Books about family, food, fireflies will keep kids reading this summer

The following books are suitable for summer reading.

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Reviewed by Regina Lordan/CNS
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June 24, 2016
Informative overview of religious freedom debate is easy to read
Informative overview of religious freedom debate is easy to read

The author of this readable and informative volume studied law and theology at the University of Notre Dame and is the founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, so is well qualified to take on what was a central set of questions for the founders of the American republic, questions still being debated today.

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Reviewed by Eugene Fisher/CNS
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June 14, 2016
Suggestions for summer reading

Here are some suggestions for summer reading.

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Reviewed by Juli Palma
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June 10, 2016
Slim volume can add to Catholics' understanding of new Mass responses
Slim volume can add to Catholics' understanding of new Mass responses
Any Catholic who attends Mass regularly is by now familiar with the new English translation of the Mass prayers published in 2011. This doesn't mean, however, that familiarity led to understanding or appreciation.
 
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Reviewed by Mitch Finley/CNS
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June 8, 2016
DC's 'rebirth': a return to happy superheroes?
DC's 'rebirth': a return to happy superheroes?

Superheroes have gotten too serious. That's the takeaway from "DC Universe: Rebirth," the famed publisher's new series of comics through which it aims to retool its cosmos.

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Reviewed by Mark Judge/CNS
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February 24, 2016
Author promotes 'radical' choices to thrive and live a joyful life
Author promotes 'radical' choices to thrive and live a joyful life

The idea of being burned on 100 percent of one's body defies the imagination, let alone survival. But some 30 years ago, 9-year-old John O'Leary experienced just that -- 87 percent were third-degree burns -- and lived. He emerged from his ordeal with a passion to live fully and to inspire others to do the same.

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Reviewed by Nancy L. Roberts/CNS
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January 28, 2016
'Simple, not silly': Children's questions become book by Pope Francis
'Simple, not silly': Children's questions become book by Pope Francis

Children may say the darnedest things, but when it comes to questions about faith they can make even the most learned parents and priests pause.

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January 12, 2016
Comedian, cardinal, inmate present Pope Francis book on mercy
Comedian, cardinal, inmate present Pope Francis book on mercy

Arms flailing, the exuberant and perhaps hyperactive Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni described Pope Francis as a masterful minister of God's mercy, which is always active and always on the move.

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