“Our country spends upwards of $450 billion a year on home improvement, and yet we don’t love the idea of homemaking,” Carrie Gress comments to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark. Carrie’s Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday reaches out to us, inspiring us to view our homes as sanctuaries, as small foretastes of heaven. If our goal as Christians is to get home to heaven, then Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday is surely a visual apologetic for the magical art of homemaking. Catch Carrie Gress on EWTN Bookmark, and pick up a copy of Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday from http://www.ewtnrc.com.
Join EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck and Marc Cardinal Ouellet for an in-depth discussion of Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of Priestly Celibacy. “The priest is to be a model of the Divinity of Christ to his flock,” Cardinal Ouellet emphasizes. “Thus will he be a powerful witness to Christ.” Doug comments that Cardinal Marc’s decades of experience, working with priests and giving formation, are reflected in this book, adding: “We thank Cardinal Ouellet for this exclusive interview on Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of Priestly Celibacy, and for his warm confirmation of all priests in their commitment to celibacy.” Speaking to Doug on the EWTN Bookmark set from Rome, His Eminence is Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. For a copy of Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of Priestly Celibacy, visit http://www.ewtnrc.com.
Carrie Gress tells the story of how Marxism and the occult have wounded the culture, with women as their target, in The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity. As Gress says to host Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, “The evil one knows that if he gets the women, he gets everybody. Fundamentally,” Gress continues, “women are being tempted against virginity and against their motherhood.” Catch this absorbing episode on EWTN Bookmark, and pick up a copy of The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity at http://www.ewtnrc.com.
Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V. offers us a fresh look at a centuries-old practice in the Catholic Church, the praying of the Psalms at various times throughout the day and evening. Called the Breviary, or the Divine Office, it is known today as the Liturgy of the Hours. Fr. Gallagher warmly encourages us to take this practice up and begin the readings and prayers which the entire Church is praying with us. A Layman’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours: How the Prayers of the Church Can Change Your Life – don’t miss this interview with Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, and pick up a copy of Fr. Gallagher‘s book from EWTN Publishing, http://www.ewtnrc.com.
James Papandrea’s From Star Wars to Superman: Christ Figures in Science Fiction and Superhero Films is scoring a hit with demographics from Gen X to Baby Boomers. The analogies Papandrea draws between Christlike figures in movies from Star Trek and Planet of the Apes, to The Matrix and the stars of the DC and Marvel Universes, are totally enthralling, even if Science Fiction is not your usual go-to genre. “From Star Wars to Superman is even a great read-aloud to kids and teens,” Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark comments. Pick up your copy today at http://www.ewtnrc.com, and watch for the episode with James Papandrea on EWTN Bookmark.
Alfred S. Regnery‘s Unlikely Pilgrim: A Journey into History and Faith, summarizes 11 pilgrimages taken by the author to the Middle Ages, the Balkans, and Europe over a 20-year period. For Regnery, it was exhilarating to leave his Inside-the-Beltway working world and experience, as he tells Doug Keck on EWTN’s Bookmark, “the breadth of the Christian faith as it emerged in the world, inspiring Western civilization, and influencing every aspect of our lives with traditions and creeds that millions spent their lives defending.” Unlikely Pilgrim: A Journey into History and Faith, published by Beaufort Books and proudly made available through http://www.ewtnrc.com, is a book for anyone who wishes to explore the early Christian sites that Alfred Regnery explored, and give thanks for the Church’s endurance through every onslaught. Watch for the entire episode with Alfred S. Regnery and Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark.
Fr. Charles Connor‘s newest book is Faith and Fury: The Rise of Catholicism During the Civil War. The Professor of Systematic Theology and Church History at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland has set forth a masterful telling of this period of American history. “I wrote Faith and Fury,” Fr. Connor tells Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark, “partially as a sequel to Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars: a History of Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies, but also to talk about the tremendous influx of Catholic immigrants in the 1820’s and the anti-Catholic sentiment which accompanied it. A bright spot, if war can have a bright spot,” Fr. Connor observes, “is that, as Catholics fought shoulder to shoulder with their comrades, their negative image began to recede, and be replaced by a growing acceptance as brothers in the bond.” EWTN Publishing is proud to present Faith and Fury: The Rise of Catholicism During the Civil War, http://www.ewtnrc.com.