The Best Digital Catholic Tools: An Interview with Verbum’s Alex Renn

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Each of the last three popes—Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, and St. John Paul II—has independently described the modern new media as “gifts from God.” This is partly because these tools are tremendous vehicles for evangelization, allowing us to invite millions of people who would never enter a church to encounter Christ, but it’s also because they allow unprecedented ways to study the Scriptures and Church teachings. Just imagine if St. Paul could instruct thousands of converts virtually instead of setting out on dangerous sea voyages. Imagine if St. Thomas Aquinas had access to digitized, searchable versions of St. Augustine’s writings or could quickly search through his own work for a particular Bible verse, phrase, or doctrine. That’s exactly what we can do today.

Fulton Sheen’s “Mystical Body of Christ” Book Giveaway!

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“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Thanks to Ave Maria Press, today I’m giving away TEN copies of one of my favorite Fulton Sheen books, The Mystical Body of Christ. Ave Maria just released a new edition of the text which includes a Foreword by Fr. Robert Barron and an Introduction by me.

Learning From a Woman Leader of the Catholic Reformation

Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices of the SaintsSaints at Heartand Discover Christ: Developing a Personal Relationship with Jesus.

His more recent books are The Power of Daily Mass and The Heart of Catholicism. You can learn more about Bert and his work at BertGhezzi.com.

Today, Bert profiles St. Colette, the patroness of women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers, and sick children.