Catholic Bookmarks gives Catholic sensibility of books and their authors. Host Frank Morock, interviews authors from various genres and provides the Catholic Book Publishers' Association weekly top ten bestsellers.
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|#931 (July 26, 2009)|
- Interview with Professor Robert Wicks, author of “Prayerfulness, Awakening to the Fullness of Life.” Wicks, who is a professors of pastoral counseling and an expert on stress management, offers in sight on how we can find God in every moment of the each day.
- Book winners who are listeners on WAUR 930 AM in Chicago and WJOKAM 1050 AM in Green Bay.
- Best Sellers list from the Catholic Book Publishers Association.
- Interview with Janel Rodriguez, author of “Meet Fulton Sheen” which provides a close-up look at one of the best known Catholic personalities of the 20th century.
|#930 (July 19, 2009)|
- Interview with Nancy Reeves, author of “Spirituality for Extroverts (and Tips for Those Who Love Them).” Reeves is a clinical psychologist whose research shows that the spiritual needs of extroverts are often overlooked.
- Book winners from Austin, Texas (970 AM) and New Rochelle, NY (podcast listener).
- More from Dr. Kimberly Young, author of “Free the Web: Catholics and Internet Addiction” and several other books on the problem. Dr. Young, who is director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery, discusses how young males can become addicted to gaming and offers suggestions to parents for protecting children online.
|#929 (July 12, 2009)|
- Interview with Capuchin Father Martin Pable, author of “Reclaim the Fire: A Parish Guide to Evangelization.” Father Pable explores the history of Catholic evangelization and offers a blueprint for parishes to evangelize other Catholics, the unchurched and the culture by becoming an evangelizing parish.
- The first of two interviews with Dr. Kimberly Young, author of “Free the Web: Catholics and Internet Addiction.” Dr. Young, who is a professor at St. Bonaventure University and director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery, discusses research on the addictive nature of the medium.
|#928 (July 5, 2009)|
- Interview with Mary Doyle, author of “Grieving with Mary: Finding Comfort and Healing in Devotion to the Mother of God.”
- Interview with Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, author of “Behold Your Mother: Priests Speak about Mary.”
- Interviews with listeners from West Des Moines, Iowa, and Appleton, Wisconsin, who reflect on their favorite psalms.
|#927 (June 28, 2009)|
- Interview with Jason Evert, author of “If You Really Love Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships and Sexual Purity.” The internationally-known author who speaks to more than 100,000 junior high, high school and colleges students each year discusses some of the questions he hears most often from students.
- Book Winners
- Interview with Father David Toups, author of “Reclaiming our Priestly Character.” In this Vatican-delacred “Year for Priests,” Father Toups discusses the joys and challenges of the priesthood.
|#926 (June 21, 2009)|
- Interview with Holly Lynn Doucet, author of "Healing Troubled Waters," which provides spiritual exercises that can help relieve stress and mend troubled hearts.
- Interview with Piers Paul Read, author of "The Death of a Pope." The acclaimed British novelist presents a political-theological thriller that weaves international conspiracy into a fictional tale about the death of Pope John Paul II.
|#925 (June 14, 2009)|
- Interview with School Sister of Notre Dame Rea Mc Donnell, author of “Into the Heart of Mary.” Guiding us to be still and to imagine, the author leads us in to an exploration of Mary as depicted in the Gospels.
- Book winner from West Des Moines, Iowa and notes from listeners who shared their favorite psalms.
- Interview with Jesuit Father William Barry, author of “Finding God in All Things.” Through the use of Ignatian spirituality practices, Father Barry helps us find peace and tranquility in all that is around us.
|#924 (June 7, 2009)|
- Interview with Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, author of “The Ten Commandments of the Environment,” which explores so-called “green pope” Benedict XVI’’s commitment to preserving and renewing God’s creation.
- Book winners from Tallahassee, FL, Spokane, WA and Frankfort, IL.
- Interview with Dr. Owen Phelps, author of “Leading Like Jesus,” which presents the “3-S” model (servant, shepherd and steward) for leadership that is based on the example of Jesus.
|#923 (May 31, 2009)|
- Interview with Professor Carmen Butcher Acevedor, translator of “The Cloud of Unknowing,” a 14th century classic believed to have been written by a monk for a student, that provides a path to knowing God.
- Interview with George Martin, author of “Meeting Jesus in the Gospels. Martin uses Gospel passages to help show Jesus’ comfort, strength, mercy and forgiveness.
|#922 (May 24, 2009)|
- Interview with Mike Aquilina, co-author of “Praying the Psalms with the Early Christians.” Aquilina and co-author Christopher Bailey provide reflections on 34 psalms, bringing them to life in a memorable way.
- Interview with Sister of Saint Joseph Janice McGrane, author of “Saints to Lean on: Spiritual Companions for Illness and Disability.” Sister McGrane, who has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for many years, presents eleven saints and mystics who can provide inspiration to those in need.
|#921 (May 17, 2009)|
- Interview with Katrina Zeno, author of “When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way: Hope for Catholic Women Facing Disappointment and Pain.”
- Book winners from Cumming, GA, and Laredo, TX.
- Catholic Book Publishers’ Association top ten best-selling hardcover books.
- Interview with Paul Badde, author of “Maria of Guadalupe: Shaper of History, Shaper of Hearts.” The author, a German journalist who covers the Vatican, provides an in-depth look at the Virgin Mary’s apparition to St. Juan Diego and its impact on the Church and the world.
|#920 (May 10, 2009)|
- Interview with Nancy Reeves, co-author of “Gifts of the Eucharist: Stories to Transform and Inspire” that explores ten of the gifts we receive from the Eucharist through a combination of theological reflections and personal stories.
- Book winner from 950 AM in Chicago
- Interview with Jim Beckman, author of “God Help Me: How to Grow in Prayer.” A consultant to youth ministers, the author uses his understanding of young people to provide insight and examples on how they can enrich their prayer lives.
|#919 (May 3, 2009)|
- Interview with Franciscan Friar Dominic Monti, OFM, author of “Francis and His Brothers.” Friar Monti examines the first 100 years of the Franciscan order.
- Book winner from WBVM FM in Tampa
- Interview with Brother Joseph Schmidt, FSC, author of “Everything is Grace: The Life and Way of Therese of Lisieux.” Brother Schmidt offers an insightful examination of one of the most beloved figures in Church history and one of only three women to be named a “Doctor of the Church.
- Interview with Mike Aquilina, author of “Angels of God: The Bible, the Church and the Heavenly Hosts.” The author draws on scripture in presenting the important role angels play in God’s plan and in our daily lives.
- Book winners from WBVM FM in Tampa and 950 AM in Chicago.
- Interview with Franciscan Friar Jack Wintz, author of “Will I See My Dog in Heaven?” Using scripture, Father Wintz explores the question asked by many of whether God’s eternal plan includes non-human creatures.
- Interview with Kristin Armstrong, author of “Work in Progress: An Unfinished Woman’s Guide to Grace.” The author explains how embracing the scriptures enriched her faith life in the aftermath of the annulment of her marriage to cyclist Lance Armstrong.
- Interview with Cliff Knighten, executive director of the Catholic Book Publishers Association, who explains how the organization assists publishing houses in their ministry to bring Catholic writing to the faithful.
- Information on three books about or by Pope Benedict XVI that may interest listeners as the Holy Father celebrates the 4th anniversary of his election as pope.
- Interview with Dr. Alan Schreck, author of “The Compact History of the Catholic Church.” Professor Schreck reviews the Church’s influence and impact on historical periods during the last two millennia.
- Book Winners: Listeners from Spirit FM 90.5 in Tampa and WLOL in Minneapolis.
- Catholic Book Publishers Association’s list of best selling hardcover books.
- Interview with Paul Thigpen, editor of “Last Words: Final Thoughts of Catholic Saints and Sinners.”
- Interview with Dr. Ray Guarendi, author of “Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving It.” Dr. Guarendi, who is the adoptive father of ten children, shares his family’s personal story.
- Interview with Gary Graf, author of “And God Said: Tee it Up.” The author shares some amusing parallels between golf and religion.
- Interview with Linda Anderson, author of “First Tears over the Loss of Your Child.” The author, who lost a child to suicide, provides thoughtful expressions of comfort gleaned from the experiences of others on the death of children and dealing with grief.
- Interview with Professor Michelle Gonzalez, author of “Latina Spirituality: A Woman’s Perspective.” Part of the “Called to Holiness” series, this book offers a look at the role of Hispanic women in the faith life of their families and the Catholic Church.
- Interview with Doctor Janet Smith, author of “Right to Privacy,” a book that reviews court decisions that led to the concept of a “right to privacy,” which the author says has lead to what Pope John Paul II called a “culture of death.”
- Book winners from La Honda, California, and Imperial, Missouri.
- Interview with Carol Flinders, author of the books “Enduring Graces” and “Enduring Lives.” The first book looks at seven women saints who are viewed as mystics and the second introduces us to four contemporary women that the author considers “mystics in training.”
- Interview with Jesuit Father Paul Coutinho, author of “Just as You Are: Opening your Life to the Infinite Love of God.”
- Interview with Fletcher Doyle, author of “Natural Family Planning Blessed Our Marriage.” Doyle writes about the practice of natural family planning (NFP), which he believes is misunderstood and cites examples of 19 couples who have been helped by NFP.
- Interview with Angela Burrin, author of “A Family Journey with Jesus through Lent” and “Step by Step to Calvary: Praying the Stations of the Cross,” two Lenten resources for families and individuals.
- Interview with Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of “Left to Tell,” “Led by Faith,” and “Our Lady of Kibeho.” The first two books are about the Rwandan genocide that the author survived and its impact on her homeland. The third book tells the story of a Marian apparition experienced by some Rwandan schoolgirls.
- Interview with Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich, author of “The Catholic Companion to the Psalms.”
- Book winners from Spokane, Washington and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Interview with Justin Fatica, author of “Hard as Nails,” who discusses his life and his ministry to Catholic teens.
- Interview with Sister Marilyn Lacey, author of "This Flowing Toward Me," a memoir about the author’s work with migrants and refugees which began 25 years ago.
- Interview with Father Joseph Fessio, founder and editor of Ignatius Press on the new book "Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait," written by German journalist Peter Seewald.
- Interview with Jeanne Kun, author of "Jesus’ Journey to the Cross: A Love unto Death," which is a resources for Lenten reflection or anytime of the year. Kun uses scripture, commentary, reflection questions and words of wisdom to allow the reader to experience Christ’s sacrificial journey and resurrection.
- Interview with T.S. Smith, author of "The Harrowing Escape: The Quest for Dan Clay, Book Tow." This is the second of three books of fiction by Smith, who is the director of development for the Archdiocese of Denver.
- Interview with Chris Lowney, author of "Heroic Living: Discover Your Purpose and Change the World." This book is a follow-up to the best-selling "Heroic Leadership," that provides readers with strategies to make long term life changes.
- Book winners from DeKalb, Illinois, and Roanoke Rapids, NC.
- Interview with Therese Brown, associate director for marketing and sales for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Publishing Office, who discusses the wide range of resources the office provides.
- Interview with Jesuit Father James Martin, author of "My Life with the Saints" and "A Jesuit Off-Broadway." Father Martin discusses his books and his experience as technical advisor for the stage and screen versions of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Doubt."
- Top-selling Catholic books from the Catholic Book Publishers Association lists.
- Interview with Dr. Camille Lewis Brown, author of "African Saints, African Stories." The book features stories of men, women and children of faith.
- Interview with Mary Jo Pedersen, author of "For Better, For Worse, For God: Exploring the Holy Mystery of Marriage." Ms. Pedersen is a lecturer on marital spirituality and a former consultant to the USCCB Committee on Marriage and Family Life.
- Book winner from LaCrescent, Minnesota, who listens to the program on 1579 AM in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
- Interview with Alice Camille, author "The Forgiveness Book" and other works.
- Interview with Tim Muldoon, author of "The Ignatian Workout: Daily Spiritual Exercises for a Healthy Faith."
- Book winner Lakeville, Minnesota, who listens to our program on 1300 AM in Minneapolis.
- Interview with Vinita Hampton Wright, author "Days of Deepening Friendship," which offers suggestion to women to help them develop an authentic, dynamic relationship with God.
- Interview with Gregory Ladd, author of "Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: A Man for all Media." Ladd is one of two men who proposed the cause for canonization for Archbishop Sheen in 1997.
- Interview with Msgr. Peter Vaghi, author of "The Faith we Profess: A Catholic’s Guide to the Apostle’s Creed."
- Interview with G.R. Kearney, author of "More Than a Dream: How One School’s Vision Changed the World," which focuses on Cristo Rey School co-founder and Presidential Citizens’ Medal winner, Jesuit Father John Foley.
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