Mother Angelica, On Prayer and Living for the Kingdom

“If you can only read one of Mother’s books,” Fr. Joseph Wolfe, MFVA and EWTN’s Chaplain, comments to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, “make it this one.” Mother Angelica, On Prayer and Living for the Kingdom, is modest in size, but a blockbuster in the wisdom it shares, and the lives it’s already touchedThe fifth and last book in a series exclusive to EWTN Publishing, are Mother Angelica’s original mini-books. These are the writings from her earliest teachings to her own Poor Clare Sisters, and from talks that Mother gave to the network’s employees every Friday. Mother Angelica, On Prayer and Living for the Kingdom, speaks especially to her spirituality of living in the moment, as well as many other topics unique to, as Raymond Arroyo glowingly described her,  “this little nun, her nerve, and the worldwide network of miracles that she followed Our Lord into.”

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The Incredible Catholic Store

EWTN Bookmark‘s Doug Keck caught up with two Catholic store owners at the 2017 Catholic Marketing Convention in Schaumburg, IL.  Bearing out the convention’s theme, “The Incredible Catholic Store,” Barb Gaskell, director of St. Raphael Bookstore, Canton, OH, and also manager of Living Bread Radio, remarks to Doug on the tremendous synergy of Church, Catholic store, and radio, in helping others come to know Christ.  Tim Brox, owner of Gloria Deo in Lincoln, NE, likewise sees the local Catholic store touching people in ways that online services can’t, with great products, and a quality one-on-one customer experience.  Barb and Tim’s interview is posted on EWTN youtube, and on a future EWTN Bookmark episode.

The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare

Johnnette Benkovic and Thomas Sullivan team up to bring us a new look at the Rosary as a powerful spiritual weapon for our day. The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare, Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark comments, “includes not only great stories of victories won by praying the rosary in times of crisis, but also  personal accounts of Johnnette’s and Tom’s, that should make us all pick up our beads with renewed devotion to Our Lady and Our Lord.”   

The Lion of Munster: The Bishop Who Roared Against the Nazis

EWTN Bookmark‘s Doug Keck hosts Fr. Daniel Utrecht, priest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Toronto,  to discuss his new biography, The Lion Who Roared: The Bishop Who Roared Against the Nazis. Fr. Utrecht’s  interest in Cardinal Clemens August von Galen, bishop of Munster from 1933 to 1946, stems from meeting von Galen’s family while studying  in Germany; Fr. Dan soon realized that stories of the Cardinal’s bravery during the brutal Nazi regime needed to be told. Thus the germ of The Lion Who Roared was planted, which Doug calls “a highly valuable contribution to the inside story of Munster and its citizens during World War II.”

From Atheism to Catholicism: Nine Converts Explain Their Journey Home

EWTN Publishing‘s Brandon McGinley has culled interviews of nine former atheists from past Journey Home episodes, to assemble  From Atheism to Catholicism.  The result? Nine insider views of the why’s and wherefore’s of a life minus a ‘vertical dimension,’ as presenter (and host of The Journey Home) Marcus Grodi describes it.  Inspiring to read, EWTN Bookmark‘s Doug Keck comments, to reflect upon with family and friends, and a great book to pass along to anyone interested in the Catholic Church.

Love Unveiled: The Catholic Faith Explained

“When we pass on the faith to our kids,” Ted Sri, author, professor, and father of eight  comments to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, “it’s not enough for me to give them good orthodox doctrines. I must be aware of, and speak to the issues of the cultural environment — with my kids, my students, and the people I serve.” Love Unveiled is all about taking our Catholic doctrines, and showing how they apply to the questions the young – and the old – face every day as they interact with others. Questions such as, “Isn’t one religion as good as another? We’re all headed toward the same goal, right?” and “Why can’t I express love and commitment any way I want to, as long as it feels honest to me?” A not-to-be-missed EWTN Bookmark interview.

Racketeer for Life: Fighting the Culture of Death From the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court

“Save the babies now. Change the law when we can.” This is the cry Joe Scheidler has  raised for the pro-life movement ever since  Roe v. Wade’s ruling in 1973. “Racketeer for Life is your memoir, your story, is it not?” Doug Keck asks Joe on an upcoming episode of EWTN Bookmark. Scheidler nods, and continues,  “We take an activist approach. Until Roe v. Wade is overturned, we go to where the babies are being killed. We talk to the women, the doctors, many of whom have converted.” A stirring Bookmark interview you’ll not want to miss.