Tweeting the Gospel: Review of ‘The Tweetable Pope’

Michael O’Loughlin, the national reporter for the Boston Globe’s web-based publication Crux, has provided the church and world a new way of viewing the Petrine ministry in the twenty-first century. Twitter. That odd social media platform that limits posts to 140 characters (at least for now) is oftentimes misunderstood and not well explained. Even I, who […]

Catholic Women Speak: A New Book for the Synod

Today in Rome a group of Catholic women, representing the Catholic Women Speak Network, a social-media-driven forum for conversation, dialogue, and theological reflection, will officially launch a new book titled, Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table (Paulist Press). The event is scheduled to take place at the Pontifical University Antonianum, which is the international […]

Fr. James Martin’s Book on Jesus: A Great Read

The book has already hit two bestseller marks on it’s a #1 in the categories of ‘Catholicism’ and ‘Jesus, Gospel, and Acts.’ And the book hasn’t yet been released. It is scheduled for March 11, but I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy to read just in time for the first week […]

A New Selection and Translation of Francis’s Writings

Every now and then new books are released relating to the Franciscan world. Recently, a new edition of selected writings from Francis of Assisi has joined the Franciscan library. Since the publication of the three volumes of Francis of Assisi: Early Documents (New City Press, 1999-2001), which remains the preeminent English edition of the early sources, […]

One of the Best Books on St. Clare, Franciscan Life Today

Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, the current President of St. Bonaventure University and a well-respected Franciscan scholar, writes in her foreword to the English edition of The Poor Sisters of Saint Clare: Their Form of Life and Identity (Tau Publishing, 2010): “These pioneering contemplatives wish to promote a life for the third millennium that will adhere to […]

The Perfect Book for Corpus Christi Sunday

So this past weekend the Church celebrated Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ) Sunday. The solemnity dates back to the Middle Ages when adoration of the Blessed Sacrament became widespread, but it’s presence today raises certain questions for the faithful. One such question might be the rather pedestrian, “isn’t every celebration of the Eucharist a celebration of Corpus Christi?” […]

‘The Cost of Community’ is A Must-Read Book for 2012

This post is long, long overdue. Regular readers of will know that the last six weeks have been a rather challenging time with the deaths of two grandparents and a brother Franciscan friar, the holiday season and a lot of travel all coming together to make ordinary activity just that much more difficult. Luckily, things […]

‘Dating God’ Book now Available for Pre-Order on!

Well folks, the time is drawing near. Many have been wondering when the book that launched this blog a year ago was going to be released, and that day is coming. now has Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis available for pre-order, so be sure to lock in the super […]