Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., Struggles in the Spiritual Life: Their Nature and Their Remedies

Fr. Timothy Gallagher was asked to identify various struggles in the spiritual life which cause a great deal of confusion. Struggles in the Spiritual Life is a clear, short, and usable guide to these struggles – above all, Fr. Gallagher says, a guide to their remedies, for God’s grace is always available to those who want to grow in the spiritual life. Highly practical, this book has much to share, with insights from 14 Rules for the Discernment of Spirits by St. Ignatius. Pick up your copy of Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s Struggles in the Spiritual Life: Their Nature and Their Remedies from http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., The Discerning Priest

The Discerning Priest: Ignatian Wisdom for Daily Life in Priesthood takes the classic 14 Rules of St. Ignatius for Discernment of Spirits and applies them specifically to the life of the priest and his work in the liturgical life of the parish. Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V. identifies some of the issues that the parish priest encounters on a daily basis and adds extremely applicable Ignatian remedies. A unique way to understand the role and life of the parish priest; copies of The Discerning Priest: Ignatian Wisdom for Discernment of Spirits are available from http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Bishop Robert J. Baker, Prayers of Desperation: A Questioner’s Prayer for Answers in Our Darkest Moments

The Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, beloved bishop of Alabama from 2007-2020, joins Doug to discuss a book we all need to keep at hand. When life throws us a curve ball and we face illness, loss, or disaster, we ask God how we will ever get through the darkness. Prayers of Desperation: A Questioner’s Prayer for Answers in Our Darkest Moments offers guidance, solutions, and lessons from Mother Teresa’s “Where are you, God?” questions, as well as explanations on why the Mass, sacramentals, and devotions are key in getting our questions answered. Pick up a copy of Prayers of Desperation: A Questioner’s Prayer for Answers in Our Darkest Moments from http://www.ewtn.com.

Janet Morana, Everything You Need to Know About Abortion for Teens

Author Janet Morana joins Doug on the Bookmark set to talk about what we think we know about teens and abortion. Even more than we ever thought possible, teens are subjected to the constant message that abortions are easy to get, and that their lives will be carefree after this procedure. Janet also discusses the risks of contraception, the lifelong guilt that young women will endure, although Catholicism assures us that Our Lord can forgive even this, and the very real dangers of the abortion procedure. Everything You Need to Know About Abortion for Teens is truly a book that no parent or grandparent, no teacher who cares for his or her students, and no young woman should be without. Pick up your copy at http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Scott Hahn, Holy is His Name : The Transforming Power of God’s Holiness in Scripture

Scott Hahn and EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck discuss the almost-too-good-to-believe concept of holiness as Scripture defines it, and how holiness is shown in every book of the Bible, beginning with the description of the Sabbath in Genesis, accelerating in profound meaning with the New Testament’s Gospels of Jesus Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit, and concluding with Revelation’s characterization of the saints in heaven. Scott reveals how God transmits the mark of holiness to his masterpiece, men and women. Scott and author Maura Roan McKeegan have also collaborated on a children’s book, Seven Clues: A Catholic Treasure Hunt, about the mysteries of the Catholic faith. Pick up your copy of Holy is His Name: The Transforming Power of God’s Holiness in Scripture and of Seven Clues: A Catholic Treasure Hunt, from http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Deacon Dennis Lambert, For Real? Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

“As impossible as it seems, many Catholics believe that Our Lord Jesus Christ is not truly present in the Eucharist,” Deacon Dennis Lambert observes to EWTN Bookmark‘s Doug Keck. To counter this distressing trend, Deacon Lambert presents an extremely reader-friendly – everyday language, under 200 pages – and well-researched history of the Eucharist. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted feels that For Real? Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist is “an excellent resource for those who want to pass on the Church’s teaching to others in a clear and simple way.” Doug couldn’t agree with Bishop Olmsted more. Pick up your copy of For
Real? Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist from http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Jim Towey, To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa

Jim Towey has captured and chronicled the 12 years he spent with Saint Mother Teresa in To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa.  A Congressional staffer and lawyer in the mid-1980s, as Towey volunteered in her Washington, D.C. soup kitchen and helped the Missionaries of Charity in their work, the emptiness in his life came to be replaced with a love of serving others. When asked, Mother Teresa said that “to love and be loved was mankind’s greatest need. Jim Towey has filled To Love and Be Loved with Mother Teresa’s human side – her love of laughter, poetry, chocolate, and practical jokes – as well as her teachings, and deep devotion to God and to the poorest of his children. Pick up your copy from http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Fr. Sebastian White, O.P., presenter, Am I Not Your Mother? Reflections on Our Lady of Guadalupe, by Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez

Fr. Sebastian White treasures Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez‘s books on the Holy Spirit and on Our Lady for their wisdom and spiritual guidance. Fr. White, the presenter of Am I Not Your Mother? Reflections on Our Lady of Guadalupe on EWTN Bookmark, was instrumental in having this collection translated from Spanish into English by Fr. Allen Moran, O.P. He shares the influence that these homilies, reflections, and talks had on the Catholics of Mexico City during a time of great suffering for the Mexican people. The trust and confidence which Archbishop Martinez placed in Our Lady encouraged his flock mightily, and continues to be of great solace to us today. Pick up a copy of Am I Not Your Mother? Reflections on Our Lady of Guadalupe, available from http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.D., Sanctify Them in Truth: How the Church’s Social Doctrine Addresses the Issues of Our Time

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby talks to EWTN Bookmark Host Doug Keck about an important book for today’s society, Sanctify Them in Truth: How the Church’s Social Doctrine Addresses the Issues of Our Time. The issues that Christians are facing in their neighborhoods, jobs, and in their children’s schools, such as critical race theory, homosexual marriages, immigration, and abortion, have all been addressed by the Catholic Church’s Catechism. Teachings and guidance on these and other topics are readily available, so that no Catholic need feel helpless in defending or explaining the faith. Speaking the truth in love is what Fr. Kirby’s book is all about. Pick up a copy of Sanctify Them in Truth: How the Church’s Social Doctrine Addresses the Issues of Our Time from www.ewtnrc.com.

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.D., Understanding the Bible

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby‘s Understanding the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Applying God’s Word to Your Life Today is for all of us who want to start reading the Bible, but are unsure how to begin or where to start. Fr. Kirby emphasizes how important it is to read the Bible, and has learned from his parishioners that a guide would be tremendously helpful in beginning and continuing the practice with confidence. Understanding the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Applying God’s Word to Your Life Today has 73 chapters,one for each chapter of the Bible, and supplies bullet points on each of the main parts of the Scripture to be read. Divine wisdom can be ours, with a copy of the Bible, and with a copy of Fr. Kirby’s book. EWTN Bookmark Host Doug Keck recommends that we all pick up a copy of Understanding the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Applying God’s Word to Your Life Today from http://www.ewtnrc.com.