How do we pray more deeply ? Dr. Anthony Lilles assures us that we can cultivate the prayer of contemplation, by knowing its foundational principles, being aware of the obstacles to spiritual growth, and setting our hearts towards achieving this aim. “Making deeper intimacy with God a priority will automatically help us find a time each day to do this,” Dr. Lilles observes in his Fire From Above EWTN Bookmark interview with host Doug Keck.
The age of Constantine: what happened, and what didn’t happen? Did Constantine put together his favorite set of beliefs, and declare it to be the official religion of the Roman Empire, or is that a myth? Find out in this EWTN Bookmark interview with author Rod Bennett, and host Doug Keck.
Msgr. Brian Bransfield‘s Life Everlasting began when he was ten, at a wake; the crucifix in the white-lined casket caught his eye, and his mother would later explain, “It’s the sign of Jesus’ complete victory over death. ” Msgr. Bransfield lost his mother and father at an early age; as he grew up, entered seminary, and became a priest, he encountered death often, in funeral homes, at gravesides, and in parishioners’ home. The stories in Life Everlasting, he shares with EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck, teach us what those who grieve have learned, in very personal and perceptive fashion.
Danny Abramowicz‘s life story is in Crossing the Goal. Danny wrote it, he tells Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, to share with men the up’s and down’s of a boy from Steubenville, Ohio who grew up to play football, and whose loving wife Claudia was – and is – his everything. Don’t miss it: the interview, or the book.
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke shares heartfelt views on the state of our culture today, and the need for hope and faith despite the alarming erosion of foundational Christian, Catholic values. His EWTN Bookmark interview with Doug Keck highlights the Cardinal’s work against those forces reducing America’s religious liberty; his “nothing is more fundamental than the right to life!” stance; and his call for Christians to remain in politics, rather than abandon the legislative system to those opposing God’s natural law. Hope for the World is an important interview to watch, and an important book to promulgate now among friends, family, and colleagues.
Husband and father Brandon McGinley believes in the relief, power, and sheer fun of networking. He has grown to count on a loosely knit community of fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, and friends to help him navigate the waters of The Joys and Challenges of Family Life. The chapters in this book (with intriguing titles like Techno-Dad: The Wired Family; and Little Apocalypses: NFP, Risk, and Revelation ) are the reflections of men at different stages in their lives, who have come to rely on their brothers for advice and accountability from a distinctly male perspective.
Teresa Tomeo is EWTN’s never-met-a-stranger host of Catholic View for Women. Guess who she loves to hang out with, even – or maybe especially – in the wee small hours of the morning? A half-dozen women saints who perhaps are just waiting to be asked to be your friend, too. In Girlfriends and Other Saints, we meet the saints as people we can be honest with, turn to when the going gets tough, and always count on for out-of-this-world prayer support. Do yourself a huge favor, and pick up Girlfriends and Other Saints the next time you wish you had a soul-mate.