“God’s Bucket List” Q & A with Teresa Tomeo


In a life full of never ending lists of “must-dos”, we constantly need to check if we are abiding by “Thy will be done” or “MY will be done”. But, we are still faced with the question: How do we know if we are on the right track? At The Catholic Company we had the privilege of talking with Teresa Tomeo about her new book, “being still”, and how she continues to be an enthusiastic and committed Catholic.

Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Book & Craft Idea


Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing is a great children’s book out for the Christmas holiday season written by Amy Welborn. It’s a story about a boy, Alessandro, whose grandparents run a business that makes figurines for nativity scenes.

While spending time with his grandparents, Alessandro’s grandfather encourages him to craft his own baby Jesus figurine in order to bring it to St. Peter’s Square for the annual blessing by the Holy Father, called Bambinelli Sunday.

The Holy Mass: The Golden Key of Paradise

Holy Mass

In this mystical writing, The Hidden Treasure, Holy Mass, St. Leonard describes the many spiritual benefits of the Holy Mass. We often hear and read many things about the benefits of receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, which are great and profound; but this book associates great benefits to the whole Mass itself, not just the summit of the Mass which is the Holy Eucharist.

Behind the Book: The Soul of the Apostolate by Jean-Baptiste Chautard

praying monk

The present scandals in the Church have many people looking for positive solutions to the multifaceted problems which beset the Bride of Christ, not realizing that the true solution will only come from Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, His life within us and fidelity to His teachings. The Soul of the Apostolate is a book, which not only shows how this is possible, but the way it is to be accomplished. No commentary on this book would be complete without a word about its author. . .

The Influence of “True Devotion to Mary” on Blessed Pope John Paul II

Pope St John Paul II

Since May is the Month of Mary, and next week is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, and the fact that it has recently been announced that Bl. Pope John Paul II could be canonized later this year, it’s a great time to talk about this his special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. During the Month of Mary it would be a great time to follow in his footsteps and read the book that changed Karol Wojtyla’s life: True Devotion to Mary.

Immaculee Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Becomes U.S. Citizen


Yesterday Immaculee Ilibagiza became a U.S. citizen. Immaculee is a Rwandan national who fled to the United States for asylum following the 1994 civil war and horrific massacre in her home country. She is famous for telling her story of survival through books, talks, and interviews. Immaculee, a Catholic, resorted to her Catholic prayers and the messages of Our Lady of Kibeho in her hour of darkness and fear.

New Book Release: The Miracle of Father Kapaun-Priest, Soldier and Korean War Hero

The Miracle of Father Kapaun

Emil Kapaun-priest, soldier and Korean War hero- is a rare man. He is being considered by the White House for a Medal of Honor and by the Vatican for canonization as a saint. As remarkable as this double honor are the non-Catholic witnesses who attest to Father Kapaun’s heroism: the Protestants, Jews and Muslims who either served with the military chaplain in the thick of battle or endured with him the unbelievably brutal conditions of a prisoner of war camp. As journalists discovered, all of these Korean War veterans, no matter their religion, agree that Father Kapaun did more to save lives and maintain morale than any other man they know.

Matthew Bunson’s New Book on Pope Francis & Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Matthew Bunson

Matthew Bunson is one of America’s leading authorities on the papacy and the Church. He has a new book out now on Pope Francis, a biography that takes you into the heart of Jorge Mario Bergoglio from his early days as a “street priest” to his election as Cardinal, and finally his appointment as Supreme Pontiff. We also interviewed him for his thoughts about the resignation of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, which you can listen to here.