Deal Hudson and Matt Schlapp are the authors of The Desecrators: Defeating the Cancel Culture Mob and Reclaiming One Nation Under God. Deal joins Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark to discuss the cancel culture’s intent to destroy not only the past 400 years of American history and its heroes, traditions, and cherished customs, but also Christianity. “Canceling culture is canceling history,” Hudson observes, “and Christianity is a truth revealed in history. Thus we’re looking at the whole of the Judeo-Christian faith being obliterated.” The Desecrators gives readers a tool to fight the actions of the enemy in immediate, concrete ways, as well as talking points we can all employ. The Desecrators: Defeating the Cancel Culture Mob and Reclaiming One Nation Under God is available from www.ewtnrc.com.
Fr. Gerald Murray, pastor in Manhattan and a well-known part of EWTN World Over‘s Papal Posse, joins Doug on Bookmark to discuss Calming the Storm: Navigating the Crises Facing the Catholic Church and Society. Eminently readable as a series of discussion questions with Vatican journalist Diane Montagna, Calming the Storm looks at both the crisis of faith and the crisis of human reason, as both have their roots in a loss of truth and in the triumph of relativism. Fr. Murray‘s message is overwhelmingly and simply, “Turn to the Lord and have confidence in the truth of what He taught.” In his mission to help people know and do what is good, Fr. Murray declares Mother Angelica to be one of the most important people in the life of the 20th-century Church. Calming the Storm: Navigating the Crises Facing the Catholic Church and Society is required reading, Doug observes, for its wealth of information and guidance in the ways we must walk. Go to http://www.ewtnrc.com for your copy.
Bill Donohue, founder and president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, and publisher of its journal, Catalyst, has been reporting and writing on the Catholic Church’s failure to defend her moral teachings for over two decades. Deciding that the time had come to dispel the myths associated with clergy sexual abuse, including the myth that the problem is still ongoing, Bill has written The Truth about Clergy Sexual Abuse: Clarifying the Facts and the Causes. Don’t miss this Bookmark episode with host Doug Keck and Bill Donohue, and pick up a copy of Bill‘s book at http://ewtnrc.com.
Jesus I Trust in You : A 30-Day Personal Retreat with the Litany of Trust, is all about trusting Jesus – receiving His love, recognizing His reaching out to us, and then, trusting Him. As Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V. comments in her interview with Doug on EWTN Bookmark, even relationships that click on the natural level need work, and so does our relationship with Jesus. Once Sr. Faustina felt this call to trust Our Lord more radically with her life, she wanted that for others. “Sr. Faustina‘s little book and unique Litany of Trust is a perfect vehicle for growing in trust for Our Lord,” Doug comments. Pick up your copy of Jesus I Trust in You : A 30-Day Personal Retreat with the Litany of Trust at ewtnrc.com.
“We live in a fallen world and suffering’s a part of our life,” Fr. Jeff Kirby observes to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark. “But suffering doesn’t have the last word. Our Lord shows us the path – through his crucifixion, death, and resurrection – of how to bring forth good work out of suffering.” Meant to be a real companion at home, work, and in church, Manual for Suffering is designed to be a small but durable book in the trenches. It is packed with Scripture and is a treasure trove of Catholic theology, prayers, and novenas. Pick up your copy of Manual for Suffering at http://www.ewtnrc.com today.
Dr. Ray Guarendi‘s Living Calm: Mastering Anger and Frustration will help parents decipher the psycho-babble they tend to be subjected to as they raise their children in today’s world. Dr. Ray helps you to live more calmly, right from the get-go, by translating such nouveaux terms as ‘anger talk’ and ‘poor impulse control.’ Living Calm: Mastering Anger and Frustration, observes Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, makes it easy for moms and dads to be smarter in dealing with children’s tantrums and bad moods, by taking a close look at family life and discipline. Pick up your copy today at http://ewtnrc.com.
A morale booster to fight the good fight in the midst of the challenges of our time, is what Fr. Bill Casey, a member of the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy, wanted to bring to faithful Catholics today. “I hope that You Shall Stand Firm can provide this,” he observes to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark. The secular media will not help us make sense of these challenges, but Fr. Casey‘s book, You Shall Stand Firm: Preserving the Faith in an Age of Apostasy, will do that and much, much more. Pick up your copy at http://ewtnrc.com.
Fr. Bill Watson and Ritchie Roman wrote the story behind Mercy: A Sacred Story. Fr. Bill tells EWTN Bookmark‘s Doug Keck that he had received a letter from a federal inmate who’d been given a copy of 40 Weeks: Letters from Prison. This led to four years of correspondence about the prisoner’s spiritual conversion process. “I came to realize,” Fr. Bill shares with Doug, “that people are the same. From business executives to university professors to inmates, everyone needs God’s mercy.” “Mercy: A Sacred Story will energize us in our own walk with Christ,” Doug responds, with high recommendation for this collaborative work between Fr. Bill Watson and Ritchie Roman. Pick up a copy at http://www.ewtnrc.com.
Romek Spasowski, Fr. Bill Watson tells Doug Keck of Bookmark, “was the highest ranking Communist official who ever defected to the West.” Before Spasowski defected, he fed information to Ronald Regan and to Pope John II as to the happenings inside the Communist Party in Poland. An avowed atheist and Communist, Romek‘s conversion happened over 40 years of marriage to Wanda, a lifelong communicant. Written by Romuald Spasowski, the story of Romek and Wanda is presented by Fr. Watson in a dynamic Bookmark episode. It is a story which covers Spasowski‘s leaving Communism behind at a dangerous time in the 20th century, to Romek‘s baptism and solidarity with the suffering people of Poland.
“Don’t dread Lent,” Dr. Scott Hahn cautions us in his interview with Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark. Author of a series of essays in The Lenten Cookbook, with recipes by former Vatican Swiss Guard David Geisser, Hahn stresses that Lent is a time of spiritual renewal and discovery, with fasting actually magnifying the power of our prayer. The Lenten Cookbook serves a twofold purpose: its essays teach us about such centuries-old customs and traditions as St. Martin’s Lent and Ember Days; and its recipes give us delicious, healthful meals to share throughout our 40-day penitential Easter preparation. Pick up a copy of The Lenten Cookbook from http://www.ewtnrc.com