Books

When we are in transition, depending on how serious the breakdown is, we may feel as though almost every aspect of life has been disrupted. The old certainties, the old habits and comfort zones, have been dive-bombed. The old home, the old job, the old “me,” may be almost gone. It may be the time […]

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In the below video, Vinita Hampton Wright reads a passage from The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis. The excerpt focuses on the theme of God’s patience. If you’re receiving this via e-mail, click through to watch the video God Always Waits for Us.

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In The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis, readers get a first-hand look at the pope’s vision of the good news of Christian hope and mercy. Today we are happy to share this excerpt from the book, now available for pre-order. I am always struck when I reread the parable of the merciful father; it […]

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The election of Pope Francis was one year ago tomorrow. In honor of this anniversary, Chris Lowney is embarking on a blog tour to discuss his book Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads. His first stop is Quantum Theology, hosted by Michelle Francl-Donnay. See the full tour schedule here. Last March, Lowney shared […]

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In the new book, Daily Inspiration for Women, four authors offer reflections organized by the seasons. Today, we share one of Margaret Silf’s “Winter” meditations. “Now bless thyself: thou met’st with things dying, I with things newborn.” —William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale With every new beginning, we look back over “things dying.” We look forward […]

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Pope Francis and the Vatican have announced that Peter Faber, SJ, has been canonized. In celebration, Loyola Press is releasing The Quiet Companion, the authoritative biography about Peter Faber and his role in founding and shaping the Society of Jesus. Enjoy this excerpt. As Faber was now [in 1534] preparing for his ordination, Ignatius allowed […]

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This past week Pope Francis met with delegates from the European Olympic committees, in advance of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next February.  He suggests that sport unites us, and provides fertile ground for thinking about the spiritual life. Indeed, the practice of sport stimulates one to healthily overcome oneself and one’s own selfishness […]

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Catholic Mom Lisa Hendey recently interviewed author Chris Lowney about his new book, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads. In talking about the leadership style that the pope exemplifies, Lowney says: Great leaders know themselves very deeply: they’ve come to grips with who they are, their strengths but also their inner demons. […]

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In the new book, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, author Chris Lowney delves into what made Pope Francis who he is today and the impact of his Jesuit formation. Enjoy this excerpt. The pope has already been articulating a vision that challenges his Church to reimagine itself in the twenty-first century: […]

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Jerry Fagin, SJ, was a beloved teacher and spiritual director at Loyola University New Orleans for 33 years. He was known for his skill in presenting the main themes of Ignatian spirituality in clear, succinct language. When Jerry died in June of last year, he was in the middle of writing a book explaining these […]

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