Are doughnuts after Mass sometimes the best thing about your hour on Sunday? For the child in all of us comes Christopher Carstens‘ new book, A Devotional Journey Into the Mass. Carstens’ interview with Doug Keck, host of EWTN Bookmark, discusses how the Mass can truly become, to quote the book’s subtitle, “a time of grace, nourishment, and devotion.” If you want to benefit more from the deep riches of the Mass, pick up a copy of Carstens’ very practical book and don’t miss this upcoming episode of Bookmark. A Devotional Journey Into the Mass: How Mass Can Become a Time of Grace, Nourishment, and Devotion will help you make your next Mass the best hour of your week.
Much more than the beautiful, lavishly illustrated commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions, which indeed it is, Fr. Joe Roesch‘s Fatima: a Pilgrimage with Mary is a reminder to answer the Blessed Virgin Mary’s call for the salvation of our souls, and those whom God sends to us. Join Doug Keck and Fr. Joe Roesch on EWTN Bookmark for Fr. Roesch ‘s account of Our Lady’s leading him to the Marians of the Immaculate Conception through Fatima, and other beautiful stories of those called by Our Lady to spread the Gospel message.
“Discipleship is a word tossed around a lot in Catholic circles these days ,” Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark observes in his latest interview with Dr. Edward Sri, “but what does it really mean?” Dr. Sri is quick to answer. “A disciple, in Jesus’ day, imitated the life of his rabbi. The disciple followed his rabbi around, taking in everything about him, from the dust on his sandals to his methods of engaging people with teachings and stories. Thus we too, if we are seeking to be true disciples of Our Lord, will want to be an imitatio Christi, like our Master in every way.” Dr. Sri‘s Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple of Christ, outlines the steps for us to get from point A, our current selves, to point B, an image or true disciple of Jesus.
Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in the Twenty-First Century is Obianuju Ekeocha‘s account of the many struggles Africa and her Nigerian homeland face. A passionately Catholic pro-life speaker and strategist, Obianuju founded Culture of Africa to call global attention to the exploitation of these traditional family issues by certain wealthy donors. Obianuju shares with Doug that aid is often contingent on African nations embracing anti-life agenda. With details of African capitals being subject to actual recolonization because of such foreign aid, the faithful are wise to inform themselves of Target Africa‘s excellent content, Doug concludes.
Justin Fatica, Executive Director for Hard as Nails Ministry (http://www.hanm.org), and Fr. Peter Cameron, O.P., Magnificat’s editor-in-chief and now Director of Formation for Hard as Nails Ministry, talk to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark about their April 25th Remember you’re Amazing Evening Rally at the Westchester, NY Country Center. The Rally brings together the ministry’s teen missionaries and the thousands of young people (and their families) they’ve been evangelizing throughout Westchester County and the New York area. For details, go to Hanm.org, https://www.rememberyoureamazing.com, or call 201-822-4871. Unforgettable evening for the whole family, teens through adults, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
“Is it really important to understand these classic understandings of God’s existence?” EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck asks Prof. Edward Feser in his interview on Five Proofs of the Existence of God. “Isn’t it all about Faith?” Prof. Feser replies that the greatest thinkers of the past thought that the existence of God could indeed be known through rational arguments. “I’m going to show why they were right, and why the ‘new’ atheists in particular would like us to (mistakenly) believe that religion is merely a matter of ‘groundless’ faith. This is a minority view, historically.” Hence the great importance for reading Feser‘s Five Proofs of the Existence of God. Should you need additional inspiration, catch this EWTN Bookmark episode!
President of Fatima Family Apostolate International John Preiss talks with Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark about the message of Fatima and Our Lady’s plea for the sanctification of family life. Preiss‘ The Miracle and the Message brings us the eternal relevance and importance of Prayer, Penance, Conversion, and Reparation. Doug quotes the words of Fr. Wade Menezes, C.P.M., from the Introduction: The Blessed Mother’s message of 1917 “echoes as a heavenly battle cry to save the world and all its peoples from self-destruction.”