BOOK REVIEW: A true American hero who exchanged the cape for the collar: Fr. Aloysius Schwartz

BOOK REVIEW: A true American hero who exchanged the cape for the collar: Fr. Aloysius Schwartz

The only challenge in reading a compelling new biography of Fr. Aloysius Schwartz, a Washington, D.C. native—entitled Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Life of Venerable Fr. Aloysius Schwartz— is that it seems to transcend reality at times and bring the reader into the realm of mythical superheroes. However, in reading we learn that Aloysius was…

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Demons and Miracles; Keys to Wisdom and Reducing Spiritual Vulnerability

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Demons and Miracles; Keys to Wisdom and Reducing Spiritual Vulnerability

Book reviews of “The Catholic Guide to Miracles” and the “Diary of an American Exorcist” I fully embrace the reality of a spiritual dimension to life. It cannot be proven with science, but it can be observed and for some, experienced. I am grateful for having numerous spiritual guides and experiences over many years that…

Ascension Press Founder and President Matthew Pinto passes torch to COO Jonathan Strate

Ascension Press Founder and President Matthew Pinto passes torch to COO Jonathan Strate

Matthew Pinto, Founder and President of Ascension, announced today the sale of the company to Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Strate, who has become the company’s new owner, president, and CEO. “It has been an extraordinary gift to be able to do the work of evangelization and catechesis as a layman for these 22 years, alongside…

The Great Saint Patrick of Ireland – HIS OWN WRITINGS!

The Great Saint Patrick of Ireland – HIS OWN WRITINGS!

I visited Westport Ireland three years ago in search of my grandmother’s (Cahill) birth certificate. It is a beautiful place on the West Coast of Ireland, north of Galway. It lies at the foot of Croagh Patrick which is named in honor of Saint Patrick, the apostle and patron of Ireland and the Irish race.…

Bible Reading Boosts Mental Well-Being Among Christians, U.K. Survey Says

Bible Reading Boosts Mental Well-Being Among Christians, U.K. Survey Says

OCCatholic—Reading the Bible has had a positive effect on people’s “mental well-being” during the pandemic, according to a Christian Research survey conducted in the United Kingdom. The survey also found that respondents were reading the Bible more and turning to Bible-related videos more during the pandemic. The survey, carried out on behalf of the Bible…

A Christmas Gift: Life-Giving Nourishment for Both the Body and Soul

A Christmas Gift: Life-Giving Nourishment for Both the Body and Soul

The Pontifical Swiss Guard’s elegant “The Vatican Christmas Cookbook” is infused with the Spirit of Christmas with 100 recipes, stories and pictures that are an integral part of the Vatican Christmas narrative. In this beautifully illustrated book, authors David Geisser and Thomas Kelly have again successfully linked our physical and spiritual needs to food –…

BOOK REVIEW: A Special Operations Forces’ Guide to Recruiting & Assessment for Organizational Excellence

BOOK REVIEW: A Special Operations Forces’ Guide to Recruiting & Assessment for Organizational Excellence

In The Talent War, former Army officer, George Randle, and former Navy Seal, Mike Sarraille, join forces to share their decades of experience in talent acquisition and management. Randle is a strategic advisor to Sarraille’s EF Overwatch, and VP of Global Talent Acquisition for Forcepoint, a human-centric cybersecurity company. EF Overwatch is an executive search…

HISTORY: The Past gives valuable Perspective to the Present

HISTORY: The Past gives valuable Perspective to the Present

Popular culture holds a dismissive attitude toward history. Common headlines include “unprecedented times”, “worse than ever”, and “never before.” But how often is that really true? What do we face that is truly without precedent? This mindset—that all things have either escalated or de-escalated, that the present is always somehow more or less than the…

Fascinating Book Review: The History of the Negro Leagues, Major League Baseball, Chicago and Ernie Banks

Fascinating Book Review: The History of the Negro Leagues, Major League Baseball, Chicago and Ernie Banks

— a review of Ron Rapoport’s “Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks” — I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, so I carried the tag “North Sider” when it came to baseball. And this meant being a Cubs fan in a city divided by the Cubs…

Flannery O’Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

Flannery O’Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

CNA—Fordham 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.” Petitioning the University When the Fordham professor heard that Flannery O’Connor’s name would be removed from a residence hall…

Former Cosmo writer: “I wrote this book as an act of atonement.”

Former Cosmo writer: “I wrote this book as an act of atonement.”

Here is an interesting Q&A interview with a former Cosmo journalist, who really spills the beans on insider editorial mandates she and others had to follow in crafting articles, and why she wrote her newest book just released by Ignatius Press.. -ed, CBJ “Rather than abandon the word ‘feminism’,” says Sue Ellen Browder, author of…

BOOK REVIEW: Which Pain Will You Choose? The Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret?

BOOK REVIEW: Which Pain Will You Choose? The Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret?

BOOK REVIEW: The Reinvented Leader: Five Critical Steps to Becoming Your Best, by Chuck Bolton (Paperback)

In The Reinvented Leader, author Chuck Bolton shares the wisdom and tools he has developed from working with more than 1,000 executives and 100 top leadership teams. Like Pat Lencioni and Ram Charan, Bolton sees patterns while working across many organizations and

The Mentors Radio Show in Greater SF Bay Area moves to new time slot!

The Mentors Radio Show in Greater SF Bay Area moves to new time slot!

The Mentors Radio, a popular and unique business & ethics radio show now in its Fourth Year, has a new time slot on AM860 The Answer in the San Francisco Bay Area, now airing at 1:00 pm every Saturday.  Produced by the Catholic Business Journal, the radio show and radio podcast features three remarkable and…

BOOK REVIEW: Ram Charan’s Guide to Catching Structural Transitions before They Arrive, Using Perceptual Acuity, Reinvention and Courage

BOOK REVIEW: Ram Charan’s Guide to Catching Structural Transitions before They Arrive, Using Perceptual Acuity, Reinvention and Courage

Best-selling author and global consultant to CEOs, Ram Charan has been a privileged insider and an acute observer of business for more than 40 years. He has written and lectured extensively on strategy, execution, innovation, executive leadership, the board’s role, alignment, and global competition.

Fr. Ted’s Big Trade

Fr. Ted’s Big Trade

Fr. Wilson D. Miscamble’s American Priest was intended to be a critical biography of Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who was president of the University of Notre Dame for 50 years. Notre Dame loyalists who hold Hesburgh in reverence and are intolerant of criticism need not worry: Nothing in the book will lead to removal of…

BOOK REVIEW: A Leader’s Manual for High Performance Management: Structure/Clarity, Meaning, Dependability, Safety and Meaning at Work

BOOK REVIEW: A Leader’s Manual for High Performance Management: Structure/Clarity, Meaning, Dependability, Safety and Meaning at Work

Book Review of “Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs,” by John Doerr The real job of leaders is not to formulate a “vision” and then delegate it to others to make it happen. Leadership is many things but at its essence, it is about delivering results.…

Did Pope Benedict XVI write new book with Cardinal Robert Sarah New Book on Priestly Celibacy and Crisis of the Catholic Church?

Did Pope Benedict XVI write new book with Cardinal Robert Sarah New Book on Priestly Celibacy and Crisis of the Catholic Church?

CNS—At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book—From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church—defending priestly celibacy, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican official who coordinated work on the book. “Considering the polemics provoked by the publication of…

The world needs “St.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The world needs “St.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton

For those who have experienced the joy of savoring any writing by G.K. Chesterton (photo, left), the following Crisis article is for you—ed.   Crisis Magazine—…I’ve called Chesterton “The Apostle of Common Sense.” I’d also like to call him “The Apostle of Life.” In his fantastical novel The Man Who Was Thursday, Chesterton says that modern…

Make Today Matter: A remarkable little life-transforming, award-winning book by Chris Lowney

Make Today Matter: A remarkable little life-transforming, award-winning book by Chris Lowney

Everybody wants to live a better life. Whether we are graduating or encountering post-retirement opportunities and challenges, we want to stay on track and contribute to what is good, inspiring, and helpful in the world. But how? Chris Lowney, a popular speaker on leadership, corporate ethics, and decision making, wants to share with you his…

Interview with Michael Walsh on The Fiery Angel and the link between cultural and political crisis in the West

Interview with Michael Walsh on The Fiery Angel and the link between cultural and political crisis in the West

Michael Saltis with the Catholic Business Journal, caught up with author Michael Walsh by phone regarding Walsh’s compelling book, The Fiery Angel: Art, Culture, Sex, Politics and the Struggle for the Soul of the West. As a journalist, author and screenwriter whose works include six novels, seven works of nonfiction, and the hit Disney movie…