Real Animal

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Real Animal
Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo has been in the rock and roll business for 30 years now, but Real Animal, his first major-label release, is the breakthrough that puts together his disparate pieces.


Bread Body Spirit

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Bread Body Spirit
Edited and with introductions by Alice Peck (Skylights Path Publishing, 2008)

This is a book that will make you hungry. You’ll be hungry for the rich curried vegetable soup in the chapter entitled “The Parable of the Squash,” and you’ll be hungry to take a new, more meaningful look at the meals you serve and eat.


Learning to Bend

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Learning to Bend
Ben Sollee

Singer-songwriter-cellist Ben Sollee, 24, is at the beginning of what promises to be a very interesting American roots music career. Yes, you read that right—“cellist” and “roots music” in the same sentence. You hear “cello” and you think chamber music? Well, this young Kentuckian wants to change that—and more.


The godless delusion

By Guy Consolmagno, S.J.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Faith and Science Reviews
Don’t listen to those New Atheists, says this Vatican astronomer. You shouldn’t have to choose between science and faith.

Character development

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There is no particular person author Ann Patchett has looked to for inspiration. Instead, she credits her Catholic faith for teaching her a boundless capacity for creativity and appreciation for metaphor. Patchett has harnessed that power to her audience: She is the recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize (2002) and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel Bel Canto, which sold more than 1 million copies in the United States and has been translated into 30 languages.


Caught on the blogosphere

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A U.S. Catholic baker's dozen

Got an opinion, get a blog seems to be the current internet ethos, but the great thing about most blogs is that the opinionating isn't limited to the blog hosts, visitors get to sound off, too. Just like every other area of interest, from cooking to sports commentary, Catholics have evolved their own blog realm where they can focus on the latest news of most interest to Catholics or share their personal stories of faith, family, or community. 


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