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Last Updated: January 14, 2015

Books

April 23, 2015
Wills' book fails to deliver on promised look at future under Francis
Wills' book fails to deliver on promised look at future under Francis

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In the flurry of books published since the beginning of the papacy of Pope Francis, many have attempted to size up where the church may be headed under his leadership.

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Reviewed by Kathleen Finley/CNS
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April 10, 2015
Vatican astronomer uses humor to explore faith, science
Vatican astronomer uses humor to explore faith, science

As members of the research staff at the Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno and Jesuit Father Paul Mueller are asked a lot of questions related to science and faith.

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Reviewed by Regina Lordan/CNS
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April 10, 2015
Comic book reissue of St. John XXIII's life improves on the original
Comic book reissue of St. John XXIII's life improves on the original

Forget the Avengers. The coolest Marvel-related character this year is Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, better known to the world as St. John XXIII.

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By Mark Judge/CNS
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February 27, 2015
New books provide spiritual reading during Lent or all year
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February 24, 2015
Papal palates: Swiss Guard cookbook to hit shelves by summer

A cookbook featuring favorite dishes of the three most-recent popes and their elite military corps will be available this summer in English.

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January 16, 2015
Complementary books discuss St. Katharine Drexel
Complementary books discuss St. Katharine Drexel

Together, these two very different books about St. Katharine Drexel (1858-1955) provide a full and exacting portrait of the remarkable woman who, indeed, went from riches to rags.

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Reviewed by Rachelle Linner/Catholic News Service
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January 12, 2015
Biography chronicles interesting life of Cardinal Dolan
Biography chronicles interesting life of Cardinal Dolan

Among U.S. Catholic leaders, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is probably, due to his role as archbishop of New York and to the attention he garnered in 2013 as a potential candidate for the papacy, the most recognizable Catholic leader in the country. Just as he's an excellent interview subject on the morning news programs, his life makes for interesting reading.

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Reviewed by Brian T. Olszewski/Catholic News Service
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December 19, 2014
Books explore the changing and evolving reality of marriage
Books explore the changing and evolving reality of marriage

In these months after the first phase of the synod on the family in Rome, we have an important opportunity to reflect and pray about what the bishops have been considering, and we can take this time to focus on understanding what marriage is and isn't and the challenges it faces today.

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Reviewed by Kathy Finley/Catholic News Service
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December 12, 2014
Author offers readable biography of anti-Nazi Lutheran theologian
Author offers readable biography of anti-Nazi Lutheran theologian

In "Strange Glory," Charles Marsh has written a definitive biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most inspiring Christian minds of the 20th century.

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Reviewed by Sister Mona Castelazo, CSJ/Catholic News Service
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December 5, 2014
Books suggested for Christmas giving

Dogs, teddy bears and people who fly appear in these gift book suggestions.

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Juli Palma
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