Book Reviews:

Books provide excellent formation for evangelizers-in-training

Books provide excellent formation for evangelizers-in-training New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today by Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing (Huntington, Ind., 2013). 96 pp., $4.95. The New Evangelization and You: Be Not Afraid by Greg Willits. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2013) 160 pp., $16.99. Jesus the Evangelist: A Gospel Guide to the New Evangelization by Allan Wright. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2013). 176 pp., $14.99.

Books on new pope each offer unique perspective; all worth a read

Books on new pope each offer unique perspective; all worth a read Pope Francis in His Own Words, edited by Julie Schwietert Collazo and Lisa Rogak. New World Library (Novato, Calif., 2013). 137 pp., $12.95. Pope Francis by Matthew E. Bunson. Our Sunday Visitor, (Huntington, Ind., 2013). 222 pp., $16.95. Pope Francis: The Pope from the End of the Earth by Thomas J. Craughwell (St. Benedict Press, 2013). 175 pp., $22.95. Pope Francis: From the End of the Earth to Rome by the staff of the Wall Street Journal. HarperCollins Publishers (New York, 2013). 185 pp., $6.99. A Call to Serve: Pope Francis and the Catholic Future by Stefan von Kempis and Philip F. Lawler. Crossroad Publishing (Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 2013). 157 pp., $16.95. 

Jean-Marie Odin’s heroic travels laid the foundation for the Church in Texas

Foley-Button-2.jpgAny images you may hold of the life of a bishop will never be quite the same after you read Dr. Patrick Foley’s Missionary Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans. The life of a missionary bishop, which Jean-Marie Odin was the very embodiment of — was a rough and tumble affair in the American frontier he came to from his native France in the 1830s, and where he served until his death as the Archbishop of New Orleans at the end of the 1860s.