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Catholic Beat CR May 2009 Print Email
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Monday, 04 May 2009 01:15 PM America/New_York

altPope Benedict XVI’s statements on creation and justice are woven into one volume in Ten Commandments for the Environment: Pope Benedict XVI Speaks Out for Creation and Justice, released this month by Ave Maria Press. In the 160-page, $15.95 title, author and journalist Woodene Koenig-Bricker offers commentary that helps to unpack the Ten Commandments for the Environment, which was recently released by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Catholic News: Business leader issues challenge to professionals Print Email
Written by Terry Walsh   
Monday, 05 January 2009 10:37 AM America/New_York

Holding the moral high ground in the workplace may seem especially tough during challenging economic times.

“What got us into this (financial) mess was short-term thinking and greed-oriented leading,” said Dave Durand, author, business leader and career coach. “People traded morality and ethics for personal gain.”

In Durand’s Win the World (Without Losing Your Soul) (978-0-824-52601-6, softcover, $14.95, The Crossroad Publishing Co., April), he offers 12 lessons to strengthen professional and personal integrity to reach their maximum potential.

Catholic Beat: “Theology of the Body”; Our Sunday Visitor; Christopher Jamison; Joseph Girzone; Marilyn Lacey Print Email
Written by Terry Walsh   
Monday, 05 January 2009 12:00 AM America/New_York

FreedomPope John Paul II’s series of “Theology of the Body” talks, given between 1979 and 1984, offered his integrated vision of the person—body, soul and spirit. Now, author Matthew Pinto shares in Freedom: 12 Lives Transformed by the Theology of the Body ($13.99, Ascension Press, January) how the lives of 12 people were radically changed through an understanding of God’s true intent for the body.

Our Sunday Visitor has tapped three top authors to focus on St. Paul during the bi-millennium of the apostle’s birth. The resulting January titles are Scott Hahn’s The Pocket Guide to St. Paul ($6.95) and Faith Charts: St. Paul at a Glance ($7.95); Mitch Pacwa’s St. Paul on the Power of the Cross ($8.95) and Paul Thigpen’s Praying the Rosary With St. Paul ($7.95).

Finding happinessA U.S. speaking tour by Christopher Jamison, abbot of Worth Abbey—a Benedictine monastery near London which was featured in the BBC TV documentary series “The Monastery”—will include an appearance at the 2009 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in February. Jamison will highlight content from his January release, Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life (Liturgical Press, $19.95), on the tour.

Using the insights that made the “Joshua” series a classic, Joseph Girzone writes about the multifaceted character of Jesus in The Wisdom of His Compassion: Meditations on the Words and Actions of Jesus ($21.95, Doubleday, February).

Sister Helen Prejean, who wrote the best-seller Dead Man Walking and has fought capital punishment, writes the foreword to Marilyn Lacey’s This Flowing Toward Me: A Story of God Arriving in Strangers ($15.95, Ave Maria Press, March). In the book, Lacey explores her own journey of working with refugees.

Catholic News: Conspiracy thriller explores papal world Print Email
Written by Terry Walsh   
Monday, 05 January 2009 12:00 AM America/New_York

Renowned writer’s novel is ‘too Catholic’ for major publishers

Death of a PopeThe new novel Death of a Pope by internationally known author Piers Paul Read (978-1-586-17295-4, hardcover, $21.95, Ignatius Press) is filled with intrigue, love interests and conspiracy theories, but what really makes it a page-turner is a plot to destroy the longest continuous government in the world—the Papacy.

Read is a screenwriter and author of 13 novels and seven nonfiction works, most notably the 1974 book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors that was later made into a movie. Interest in that work was recently revived with the docudrama Stranded: I Have Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains, released to the U.S. market in October.