Christmas cookbook shares easy recipes, others with ingredients difficult to find

Coming four years after “The Vatican Cookbook” became a best-seller by revealing the secrets of the papal palette, authors David Geisser and Thomas Kelly have a sequel geared specifically for the holiday season in “The Vatican Christmas Cookbook.” The cookbook is full of historical tidbits mixed in with recipes ranging from the sweet to the savory … for those that can afford them. The authors … Continue reading Christmas cookbook shares easy recipes, others with ingredients difficult to find

Author’s book on the vocation of women is much-needed light in the world

Maybe it’s Divine intervention that in the middle of this crazy year, Melissa Maleski’s book ‘The Supreme Vocation of Women’ hit bookstores. With everyone hiding behind masks, Catholics being deprived of the Eucharist and the term “social distancing” a part of our everyday vocabulary, the importance of connection and relationship is being revealed to all of humanity. Continue reading Author’s book on the vocation of women is much-needed light in the world

Documentary about life of ‘Rosary Priest’ Ven. Patrick Peyton to be released by media ministry he founded

LOS ANGELES — “PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton,” a documentary film about Ven. Patrick Peyton C.S.C., the famous Hollywood Rosary priest who was dedicated to inspiring millions of families to pray together and coined the famous phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” will release in select theaters nationwide Friday, Oct. 9. “PRAY” is produced by Family Theater Productions, the same Hollywood organization founded by Fr. … Continue reading Documentary about life of ‘Rosary Priest’ Ven. Patrick Peyton to be released by media ministry he founded

Pro-Life activist Abby Johnson debuts new podcast focusing on cultural, controversial issues

AUSTIN, Texas — On the heels of her nationally televised speech at the Republican National Convention Aug. 25, Abby Johnson’s new podcast, “Politely Rude,” dropped its first episode Aug. 26. The podcast is a weekly show focusing on parenting, culture and politics. Continue reading Pro-Life activist Abby Johnson debuts new podcast focusing on cultural, controversial issues

Pure Flix docuseries chronicles five former abortion workers’ journeys

AUSTIN, Texas — A brand new series on Pure Flix that features Abby Johnson and four other former abortion workers she helped to get out of the abortion industry, each one having a unique and eye-opening story into their part of the industry, is now available. “Beautiful Lives” is a five-part series that aims to challenge and inspire audiences to think deeper about the sanctity … Continue reading Pure Flix docuseries chronicles five former abortion workers’ journeys

Flannery O’Connor should be recognized for growing on views of race, say scholars after Loyola decision

DENVER (CNA) — Professor Angela Alaimo O’Donnell has studied Flannery O’Connor, an American Catholic author from the South, rather extensively. She wrote a book on O’Connor’s treatment of racial issues specifically, entitled “Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor.” Continue reading Flannery O’Connor should be recognized for growing on views of race, say scholars after Loyola decision