Patrick Kenny, To Raise the Fallen

To Raise the Fallen: A Selection of the War Letters, Prayers, and Spiritual Writings of Fr. Willie Doyle, S.J.,  is the story of a young Irish military chaplain in World War I, told through his impressions on and off the battlefield.  As Dr. Patrick Kenny tells Doug in this EWTN Bookmark interview, Fr. Willie Doyle also writes of his mission in life, his desire to make reparations for the sins of priests, and his ongoing abandonment into the hands of the Lord, for Whom he wishes to become a martyr. To Raise the Fallen is a simple, powerful testament to the far-reaching influence one soul can have, on his comrades-in-arms, and on those who would read his words then, and now.


Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen, O.P. Echoing the Mystery

Echoing the Mystery: Unlocking the Deposit of Faith in Catechesis  is the magnum opus of General Editor Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen, O.P., of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. The Dominican order, known by EWTN viewers all over the globe for its excellence in educational instruction, has developed a long-needed program for teaching the truths of the Faith to those who pass on the Faith to others. Barbara Morgan’s groundbreaking work in this field provided the invaluable framework for Echoing the Mystery, comments Doug Keck on this EWTN Bookmark interview with Sr. John Dominic. A must-see episode for all Catholics.

Susan Tassone, The St. Faustina Prayer Book for Adoration

Susan Tassone‘s St. Faustina Prayer Book for Adoration may be her best ever – full of information you’ll put to good use, regarding adoring Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. What exactly is the best way to spend time in Adoration, what to do if you can’t get to Adoration, what benefits Holy Souls (and your soul!) derive from Adoration, and what the Adoration of Silence Liturgy is, that St. Faustina practiced, all in the St. Faustina Prayer Book for Adoration. And much more, besides!”You’re a bit of a holy soul, yourself…” host Doug Keck remarks to Susan at the end of the EWTN Bookmark interview.

Fr. Cessario Romanus, O.P., The Grace to Be a Priest

“I wrote The Grace to Be a Priest,” Fr. Cessario Romanus, O.P. confides to EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck, “for my fellow priests, but also for those who might wonder about the priesthood, and how  men choose to respond to, and then live out this calling.” Doug comments that The Grace to Be a Priest is particularly welcome at this point in time, in addressing the nature of priesthood, and the graces God bestows upon the men whom He calls to serve at His altar. Watch for Fr. Romanus‘ entire episode on EWTN Bookmark. 

Maurice Prater, Saved by the Alphabet

Maurice Prater‘s Saved by the Alphabet will appeal to preschoolers through first graders, and to their parents and grandparents, Maurice Prater tells Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark, because the book not only teaches them the alphabet in a colorful way, but also shows them the heroes and heroines of the Bible. Illustrated by Jason Koltuniak, each letter represents a person in the Scriptures who plays a role in our salvation. This is Maurice Prater‘s second book with Divine Providence Press. 

Amanda Lauer, A World Such as Heaven Intended, and A Life Such as Heaven Intended

Amanda Lauer‘s two historical novels were born on the job as a newspaper journalist. The gentleman Amanda was interviewing had a home full of Civil War memorabilia, and he was happy to tell her the story behind an arresting portrait of a Civil War officer. That officer’s experiences formed the basis for A World Such as Heaven Intended. Lauer also consulted with experts on Church customs and practices of the 19th century, to render both A World Such as Heaven Intended and A Life Such as Heaven Intended truly authentic. A fascinating EWTN Bookmark interview with Doug Keck from one of the fine Catholic Writers Guild authors present at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network gathering.

Joseph Wetterling, President, Catholic Writers Guild

Joseph Wetterling, President of Catholic Writers Guild, stops by the Catholic Marketing Network‘s  EWTN Bookmark booth to give Doug Keck an overview of the history of the Guild, his role as president, and what the Guild offers to authors interested in joining. Doug will also be interviewing a few of the Guild‘s many authors at the CMN Lancaster, PA location. Don’t miss  Bookmark Briefs with Amanda Lauer, Maurice Prater, Michelle Buckman, and Carmela Martino.