In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI said in his homily on the occasion of the Beatification of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, that “We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete.” Jean Heimann’s Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World bears this out: the most powerful apparition of Our Lady in the last century, the events and the messages from this humble town in Portugal – hearts are still being impacted by the force of heaven, coming to earth in Our Lady’s gracious presence to Lucia, Jacinta, and Marto. Read Jean Heimann‘s book, EWTN Bookmark Doug Keck urges viewers and listeners of this episode, to fully understand how your devotion to Our Lady of Fatima can help change the world.
We’ve heard it said a million times before, but Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret‘s effective outfitting, if you will, couples for marriage with tried and true Godly principles bears out the saying that “Good Marriages don’t happen by accident.” EWTN Bookmark Doug Keck talks with Ryan and Mary-Rose about the tools set forth in Witness to Love. These tools will help EWTN viewers and listeners understand the critical need for couple-to-couple mentors to guide, to paraphrase Witness to Love‘s subtitle, the next generation in building marriages that survive and thrive.
Doug Keck opens this EWTN Bookmark interview with recent Harvard graduate Aurora Griffin by commenting, “I love Peter Kreeft’s endorsement of Aurora‘s How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard, in saying ‘The best way to keep your faith, at any college, is to read this book.'” I would say, also, that before or after reading her book, whose subtitle is 40 Tips for Faithful College Students, try to catch Aurora on one of our EWTN programs, as her presentation is one which inspires with, “If I can do it, anyone can do it!”
Jacek Malkowski and Ewa Malkowska, parents of three children who love to play board games with their parents, discuss their On the Road to Bethlehem board game with EWTN Bookmark’s Doug Keck. “It’s a great way to bring the family together, to gather around the table and involve everyone in a journey where they make choices along the way, and learn from these choices,” Ewa says. “The young learn about being responsible and accountable for their actions in this game, and also about teamwork with those they love,” adds Jacek. Though called On the Road to Bethlehem, Doug comments, the game is not a specifically Christmas game, but more of a journey in which all the players are drawn closer to the virtues of the Holy Family, as they participate.
“If you don’t believe in miracles, you will after you read Miracles Do Happen: God Can Do the Impossible,” EWTN Bookmark’s Doug Keck comments to author and Sister par excellence Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C. Sr. Briege’s intense love of Our Lord in the Sacraments, and her unwavering belief in the power of prayer, is an inspiration to us all, in this brief EWTN Bookmark interview, and in all her books and talks. “We are indeed privileged and blessed to have Sr. Briege share with us the stories of faith within the pages of this classic, Miracles Do Happen.
The subtitle of Fr. Dwight Longenecker‘s Mystery of the Magi promises – and delivers – a true mystery indeed. The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men has been going on for centuries, Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark remarks to the author of this fascinating chronicle. The Magi were real men of Our Lord’s day, and Fr. Longenecker takes us on a journey back in time to determine where they came from, who they were looking for, and why, having found Our Lord, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, they fell down in worship, gave him three meaningful gifts, and were emboldened from heaven above to “go home a different way.” History lovers, mystery lovers, and lovers of Scripture and the Holy Family won’t want to miss this book.
“If you’re worried about the state of affairs of the world, your country, your family, it’s not surprising,” Fr. Dwight Longenecker comments to Doug on EWTN Bookmark. The bad news is, “We are in a war with evil; it’s real, and it’s personal.” But the good news is, we can do something about it, says the author of Praying the Rosary for Spiritual Warfare. We can pray the rosary, in all its mysteries. And that, EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck concludes, “is a true Mother Angelica answer, and a very good thing!”