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Mattie McClane's Stations of the Cross is a poetic meditation on Jesus' Passion, asserting that Christ would meet a same fate in today's increasingly broken world. While staying true to the holy stations, McClane traverses time, touching on such topics as rampant street violence, gender inequality, and man-made climate change.
EASY SUMMER FAMILY READING - This book is a breath of fresh air. With the scandals in the Church and the negative press, it is refreshing to have 70 real-life positive stories, easy to read and lots to discuss. Fr. Cummings memories of 1950’s Catholic school and 1960’s seminary days and parish happenings of a parish priest for 52 years.
Migrants, refugees, and deportees live through harrowing situations, yet their personal stories are often ignored. While politicians and commentators mischaracterize and demonize, herald border crises, and speculate about who people are and how they live, the actual memories of migrants are rarely shared.
Mattie McClane's book-length poem confronts the dire effects of a hyper-masculine culture, looking at domestic and institutional violence. It contrasts the fallout with the healing aspects of nature. Prompted by Lacanian psychoanalytic language theory, The Magnificent Light of Morning explores time as history, being male or the Symbolic and fluidity as being female or the Semiotic.
The Genetic Universe is a timely follow-up to three of the most important intellectual discoveries: Berkeley’s immaterialism; Darwin’s biological transmutation leading to speciation; and Mendel’s genetics.
A philosophical exploration and personal narrative on being Christian under the headings of Tradition, Reason, and Faith.
We Were Brothers collects the stories of men who were members of the Salesians of Don Bosco, a religious congregation in the Roman Catholic Church. They were brought together by a noble dream begun by an Italian priest a century earlier to aid the plight of neglected youth. This common goal and their common life forged uncommonly strong bonds between them.
“The Parables of Jesus”, “Essays on the Christian Worldview”, and “Essays on Faith, Culture, Politics and Philosophy”
Here are three books by Andrew Schatkin of interest to Christians and all faiths: 1. The Parables of Jesus, 2. Essays on the Christian Worldview, 3. Essays on Faith, Culture, Politics, and Philosophy. All are available on amazon.com; barnesandnoble.com; and Rowman Littlefield.
The human relationship with dogs is older and more unique than that of humans with any other animal. This book is an exploration of this relationship from the personal perspective of the author, with the added insight of others who lovingly testify to the many ways dogs have enriched their lives.
Read highly acclaimed author John Cornwell's riveting account of the hopeful—and contentious—efforts undertaken by Pope Francis to rebuild the Catholic Church.