Austin Ruse’s latest book, Fake Science (Regnery Publishing, July 2017), could not roll off the presses at a better time. “Because we live in an era of science,” Austin comments to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, “scientific claims on every conceivable topic have been presented as Gospel by the Left to the world at large.” Such claims, as we have come to expect, are predictably, diametrically opposed to the Church’s stance and teachings on areas ranging from marriage, the family, and gender identity, to global warning and fracking. Fake Science examines the statistics in 12 issue areas – to see, Austin explains, what the Left says that science says about those issues, and then what science really says. Fake Science: Exposing the Left’s skewed statistics, fuzzy facts, and dodgy data, is an absolute eye-opener for all. Here are hard, cold facts to support what your inner convictions have always told you. Pick up a copy next month at your favorite bookstore, or online.
“The bulk of Littlest Suffering Souls,” Austin Ruse comments to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, ” consists of three stories of children whose short lives were filled with pain, whose families I knew, whose fathers I worked with. They are stories of inspiration, stories too good not to tell, because of their impact, and because of their potential for being life-changing.” Littlest Suffering Souls is, perhaps surprisingly, a good book for atheists, because it addresses the problem of pain. The full episode with author Austin Ruse airs on EWTN Bookmark this September.
“Your first book, but hopefully not your last,” Doug comments to James Day on Father Benedict: The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI. James, Operations Manager for EWTN’s West Coast Studio, entitled his study on the life and often misunderstood pontificate of Joseph Ratzinger, with the name that the Holy Father Emeritus felt most comfortable with : Father Benedict. At heart, Benedict XVI wanted to be known simply as a parish priest who loved to minister to his flock. And as a parish priest, Day’s book reflects Benedict’s goal, to prepare his global flock for the 21st century.
Devin Schadt joins Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark to talk about St. Joseph, the hero of his newest book, Show Us the Father. Scripture records none of St. Joseph’s words, but his actions and care of the Holy Family speak volumes about his love for and protection of the Blessed Virgin and Jesus. He is the perfect model for fathers, and Devin encourages us all to “Ite ad Josephum” – Go to Joseph! as a very present intercessor for our needs. Look for the full interview this Father’s Day.
Fr. Maurice Emelu‘s spirit of evangelism is infectious! His topic on faith, in a recent interview with Doug on EWTN Bookmark, strengthens our own faith walk, as we listen. “Your perspective and your book, Our Journey to God, are particularly valuable to us,” Doug remarks, “because they are a unique blending of African and American insights, cultures, and stories.” Fr. Emelu connects the dots between the nature of faith and the actual day-to-day living out of our faith – a most welcome interview.
How did a preponderance of Catholic colleges and universities lose the strong Catholic identity upon which they were founded? Anne Hendershott explores this puzzlement, beginning with Georgetown University, the first Catholic college in the U.S., established to train priests and give them a stellar education. “Most of us,” Anne says to Doug on EWTN Bookmark, “would probably blame the 60’s, but even in the 50’s, deterioration had begun. ” Status Envy traces the roots of the experiment to separate Catholic identity from the morals and Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Only time will tell, opined one reviewer of Status Envy, whether secularism or the John Paul II and Benedict XVI standard bearers triumph.
On the set of Canada’s annual Walk for Life, Fr. Joseph tells Doug on EWTN Bookmark about his first encounter with Mother Angelica’s Quick Guide to the Sacraments. “I first read this as one of Mother’s mini-books, as a new employee in the 80’s,” Fr. Joseph recalls. “Mother composed the books in this series, which include Christ and Our Lady, Burnout and Suffering, and Praying with Mother Angelica, on a legal pad in the Chapel. The Sisters published them as is.” “Makes sense,” Doug jokes, “The Holy Spirit doesn’t need editing.” Just a glance at the Table of Contents – To Leave and Yet to Stay, Why Do You Stay Away, Why Do You Stay Away? will whet your appetite to read the book.