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Yesterday I reviewed a beautiful new book titled The Province of Joy: Praying with Flannery O'Connor. Author Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, an English professor at Fordham University, collected Flannery's spiritual writings, along with prayers and her own reflections, to produce a deeply meditative book. I'm a huge fan of Flannery's work,... [Read more...]Interview with Carl Olson (Part 2 of 2) – On Must-Read Books
(This is the second of a two-part interview. Part one was posted on Tuesday.) After being raised in a Fundamentalist home, Carl Olson entered the Catholic Church in 1997 and has since became one of its shining lights. He's written numerous articles and books including Will Catholics Be “Left Behind”? (Ignatius Press, 2003) and The Da Vinci Hoax... [Read more...]Interview with Carl Olson (1 of 2) – On Writing, Reading, and Fr. Barron’s "Catholicism"
Carl Olson has a very unique background. Raised in a Fundamentalist home in Montana, he attended an Evangelical Bible college in Saskatchewan, Canada. After years of wrestling with the claims of Catholicism, Carl and his wife then entered the Catholic Church in 1997. (Their conversion story appears in the book, Surprised By Truth 3.) After his conversion... [Read more...]Interview with Hallie Lord – On Style, Sex, and Substance
If you're a Catholic woman active online, you probably know Hallie Lord. She's the kind, talented stylist who blogs as "Betty Beguiles" and has just released a wildly popular book, titled Style, Sex, and Substance. In between blogging and homeschooling five young children, Hallie sat down to discuss her new book, the dignity of women, and how to raise... [Read more...]