Friday, August 10, 2007

Christopher Wolfe

Here is an article about political science professor Christopher Wolfe, who is leaving Marquette University to found a new thomistic flavored university. We will miss him here.

Ten Books all Catholic Should Read

According to Thursday Night Gumbo. I can't argue very much, although I haven't read That Tremendous Lover.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Catholic and Loving It

Sabitha Narendran and Andrew Salzmann came over for lunch yesterday after Mass. They had copies of their new book, Catholic and Loving It from Servant Books in hand. It is a handbook for implementing customs in the household related to the liturgical year. Very concrete and seemingly comprehensive. This book helps puts the "sacramental" back in Catholicism. Here is the publisher's description:

You're Catholic and loving it—but when it comes to really celebrating your faith, things get a little vague. A home altar? Not likely. Sacramentals? Clueless. A blessing for beer? Never heard of it. Novenas? Parties in honor of saints? The Angelus? Scapulars?

The time has come for a new generation to reclaim their Catholic heritage, including these and many other practices and prayers that have enriched Catholic life for centuries. Many traditional devotions have been neglected in recent decades, but authors Narendran and Salzmann have gathered together a rich variety in this book to help you celebrate Christ through all the days, weeks and months of the year.