Fiorella Nash joins Doug Keck from the EWTN studios in Walsingham, England to talk about The Abolition of Woman: How Radical Feminism is Betraying Women. The author of the popular Father Gabriel mystery series and novelist of historical and spy fiction also devotes considerable time to researching bioethical issues, and their impact on pro-life feminism. Fiorella wrote The Abolition of Woman to challenge the current feminist obsession with abortion, and wants to encourage feminists and pro-lifers to explore what they share in common, rather than what divides them. “We need to see womanhood in its entirety, and discuss it as such,” Fiorella reflects. “Gone should be the days of pressure to keep to a ‘strictly feminist’ or ‘strictly pro-life’ narrative.” Doug applauds this standing for truth approach, and urges viewers to read more on this important topic by picking up a copy of The Abolition of Woman: How Radical Feminism is Betraying Women at ewtnrc.com.
Fr. James Mallon joins Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark from Halifax, Nova Scotia to talk about Divine Renovation: Beyond the Parish. “Becoming a follower of Jesus within the Church doesn’t end with Baptism or accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior,” Fr. Mallon stresses. “People often ask me, ‘Does following Jesus mean you have to change your life?’ Of course it does! I don’t know what that specifically means for you,” Fr. Mallon continues, “but as the Church welcomes you, She opens the process of discipleship, through catechesis and the Sacraments, to you.” Divine Renovation: Beyond the Parish emphasizes that following Jesus within His Church is like marriage: a lifelong process of learning and growing. “There’s a great future for the Church if we acknowledge Jesus as Lord,” Doug summarizes. Divine Renovation: Beyond the Parish is available from EWTN Religious Catalogue, at http://www.ewtnrc.com.
In an upcoming EWTN Bookmark interview, Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P. joins Doug Keck from Portland, Oregon to discuss his latest book, Captivated by the Master: a Theological Consideration of Jesus Christ. Highly readable and essential to knowing who Our Lord and Savior truly is, Captivated by the Master is master teacher Fr. Mullady’s study of Christ, as it was taught and believed by all faithful Catholics until the 1960s. “Many of our ideas of Christ today are mistaken,” Fr. Mullady observes, “and as a result, while Christians are eager to love Jesus Christ, they are not eager to obey Him.” Many today do not know what the 2nd Person of the Trinity teaches and expects, and, as Doug observes, “If you don’t know Him, you don’t know anybody.” Captivated by the Master: a Theological Consideration of Jesus Christ is available from http://www.ewtnrc.com. Watch for Doug and Fr. Mullady’s EWTN Bookmark interview on air, and online through EWTNYou Tube.
Mario Enzler, former Swiss Guard under Pope St. John Paul II, wanted to honor “the man who made me a better man, a better father, a better husband, but most of all, a better practicing Catholic,” Mario tells EWTN Bookmark‘s host Doug Keck. “I wanted to write a short, simple book about John Paul II, because I wanted young people today to catch a glimpse of who the man was – this man who changed my life.” I Served a Saint: Reflections of a Swiss Guard in honor of the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II, is the result. The photos alone capture this glimpse of the Christlike man Mario Enzler knew, and the text, along with the Introduction by George Weigel, indeed give a deeper, holier look into the man so many long to know better, Doug observes. Don’t miss this upcoming EWTN Bookmark episode, and pick up a copy of I Served a Saint: Reflections of a Swiss Guard in honor of the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II from http://www.ewtnrc.com.
At the 2019 CMN in Lancaster, PA, Scott Hahn stops by EWTN Bookmark to share his latest publication, Evangelizing Catholics. “It’s time,” Scott says, “to evangelize the ‘de-Christianized’ with the New Evangelization, introduced by John Paul II and brought center stage by Popes Benedict XVI and Francis.” Now being used as a textbook in some colleges and universities, in Bible study groups and parishes, Scott has been told by many people that they had no idea what evangelization was, before this book. Now that they understand how to ‘do’ evangelization, they are hard at work! Pick up a copy of Evangelizing Catholics: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization, and catch Scott Hahn and Doug Keck’s full interview coming soon on EWTN Bookmark.
The Catholic Writer Today and Other Essays, is Dana Gioia’s bully pulpit for proclaiming to his readers (and now, his viewers) that, although Catholics make up the largest population among all religious groups in the United States, Catholics are virtually nonexistent in the general culture. Or if they are, those who know about them are anti-Catholic. “Fifty years ago,” Gioia continues to host Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark, “Catholics were well represented in American literature. In fact, an enormous number of famous writers were Catholic.” California’s Poet Laureate and former chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, the author of The Catholic Writer Today and Other Essays explores what it means to be a Catholic writer in our society, why Catholics are not being heard, and what can be done about this. Pick up a copy of The Catholic Writer Today and Other Essays from http://www.ewtnrc.com, and catch Dana Gioia’s engrossing and thought-provoking episode on EWTN Bookmark.
“From Dante’s Inferno to Milton’s Paradise Lost to C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, Hell has been portrayed allegorically and mythologically by history’s best-known writers of prose and poetry. Hell: A Guide,” author Anthony DeStefano continues, “is my nonfiction ‘travel guide’ to Hell, a well-researched exploration of hell, the demons, and evil itself.” While the book’s teachings are grounded in Catholic doctrine, Hell: A Guide‘s solid, orthodox Christian scholarship is written in an easy style to understand, much like the style of a travel guide. Hell: A Guide is for anyone who is curious about separating the fact from fiction of this place of everlasting torment. Watch for Anthony DeStefano‘s interview with Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, and pick up a copy of Hell: A Guide at http://www.ewtnrc.com.
The Seed Who Was Afraid to Be Planted has a two-fold purpose, author Anthony DeStefano explains on EWTN Bookmark. DeStefano’s new book teaches children the Gospel lesson of a seed falling into the ground, and rising to become a beautiful source of food, shade or pleasure for the earth’s inhabitants. Through this story, DeStefano also lets children see how the seed experiences the fear of dying, the loneliness in the depths of the earth, and the joy of new life springing forth from this change. Children will identify with the story of The Seed Who Was Afraid to Be Planted, and will see that their own fears and life changes can be a source of new beginnings and new joys. “A great read-aloud for children, with wonderful illustrations by Erwin Madrid,” EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck adds. Watch for Anthony DeStefano‘s upcoming interview and the book is available from http://www.ewtnrc.com.
“I’ve always been devoted to the Blessed Mother,” replies author Anthony DeStefano, answering EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck’s question about the genesis of Our Lady’s Wardrobe. To introduce children to the Mother of Jesus in a different, visually appealing way, DeStefano first shows us the simple garb of Mary’s earthly life, and then follows her heavenly appearances from Mount Carmel and Guadalupe to Lourdes and Fatima. Children will be attracted to the beautiful, colorful, gracefully modest gowns of Our Lady’s Wardrobe. Anthony feels that they will naturally want to know more about the Mother of God, and will also learn that Mary always leads us to her Son. Beautifully illustrated by Juliana Kolesova, Our Lady’s Wardrobe is a book the whole family will enjoy. Available from http://www.ewtnrc.com.
At Napa Institute last summer, EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck sat down with Dr. Marja Henderson to discuss her new work, Long Shall You Live. The book is a memoir chronicling the lives of Marja‘s mother and father, a young couple during Holland’s occupation by the Nazis in World War II. As she grew up, Marja heard stories of the Dutch resistance, Buchenwald’s liberation by General George S. Patton, and the many challenges Marja‘s parents faced as immigrants in America. Marja promised her parents that she would “never forget, and never let it happen again.” Long Shall You Live is the fulfillment of that promise. For copies of Long Shall You Live, go to http://www.longshallyoulive.com.