- Mar 7, 2021
Raymond Arroyo admits, and he suspects many other Catholics are in the same boat, that for a long time all he knew of Dismas, also known as the Good Thief, was that he was one of the men that walked with and was crucified next to Jesus.
After digging deeper into Dismas’ story, however, the EWTN host realized there was more to it than that final act, and decided to share the backstory in the form of a picture book for families.
Pietro Caliceti’s novel L’Opzione di Dio (“The Option of God”) describes a Vatican every bit as corrupt and vengeful as the legal outfit memorably presented by John Grisham in his 1991 thriller The Firm.
Father James Martin infrequently prayed until his late twenties. And even when he did pray, as he recalls, it was asking for God’s help on things like acing a test, hitting a home run in little league, or getting a raise at work.
Maria C. Morrow is Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University. Her new book is ‘A Busy Parent’s Guide to a Meaningful Lent.’
Peter Casarella is a Professor at Duke Divinity School with expertise in Latinx Theology and Pneumatology.
Carey Wallace’s new children’s book, “Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace and Courage,” shows that holy men and women — whose miraculous deeds, charitable works and battles with armies, beasts and demons she chronicles with gusto — also were what Wallace calls “relentlessly human.”
Silence, like words, can be a love language, Pope Francis wrote in a very short introduction to a new book in Italian.
In Frank J. Butler’s life, the roads he has traveled in philanthropy, social justice and the desire for reform all lead back to his deep devotion to the Catholic faith, which was fostered prominently in his eight years at the former St. John Seminary in Little Rock.