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Dick Martin is a familiar face to students, faculty and parents at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington. He spent nearly 50 years at the school as a coach, teacher and administrator before … more
Dog and cat fans around the world can now stop arguing. The answer is in: Jesus is a dog person. Or at least that’s how the story goes according to Ruth Ann Hanley’s new self-published book, … more
In a new book, Christendom Graduate School professor and historian Steve Weidenkopf challenges the widespread notion that the Crusades were barbaric wars of greed and religious intolerance. The Glory … more
This is a book for parents to read to and with their children. A bestiary, the author explains in his introduction, was a medieval, illuminated manuscript about animals mentioned in the Bible, and … more
During the mid-1990s, while my oldest son was shopping for a college, we toured Washington University in St. Louis. There in the heart of the campus was Graham Chapel — a stately edifice that could … more
When the new Pope Francis discarded the traditional red papal footwear for simple black shoes, he underscored the power of clothing as a cultural symbol. This is something Catholics, both clergy … more
According to the 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey released by the Pew Forum, more than one-quarter of Americans have left the faith in which they were raised for a different one, or for no … more
A new comic book hero is fighting for truth, justice and the Christian way. Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy is a new biography written by Regina Doman, a Front Royal resident and parishioner at … more
What do Batman, the “Star Wars” Jedi, Peter Pan and Harry Potter have in common with the Catholic faith? In Father Roderick Vonhögen’s new book, Geekpriest: Confessions of a … more
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