Category: CatholicsRead

CatholicsRead is a weekly feature in collaboration with the Association of Catholic Publishers. Every week, we highlight just a few of the latest titles in Catholic publishing, from children’s books to professional ministry resources and everything in between.

CatholicsRead is a also a free, email-based opportunity for Catholics to learn about the best and newest in Catholic publishing on a weekly basis. These include resources in many and multiple formats for children, youth, parents, and volunteer and paid Church leaders.

Each week, CatholicsRead’s Therese Brown will provide a write-up about the featured titles here at Where Peter Is. The column appears on Tuesday mornings.

Advent is a Season of “Hoping With”

My very liturgically-minded husband strongly believes—and advocates for—the correct implementation of the Advent season. It starts with no decorations before December 17 (that’s when the “O Antiphons” begin.) It continues with observing the emphases of the two foci of Advent’s...

Advent is a Season of “Hoping With”

Psalms of Lament and Trust in God

In the late 1980s, I finally took the plunge and started graduate school on a part-time basis. I had survived my first year of teaching high school and was ready to be the student rather than the teacher. One of...

Psalms of Lament and Trust in God

Keep the timing of the seasons

Timing is everything, so the adage goes. But while the calendar says that it is the first week of November (Halloween was just two days ago!) and the trees here are barely changing color, the Hallmark Channel is already into...

Keep the timing of the seasons

Readings for life’s second acts

When I was young, the anticipation of a “big” future birthday came with images in my head of what it would be like having pierced ears (age 12), driving a car by myself (age 16), and voting for the first...

Readings for life’s second acts

Maps and their uses

After switching from German, my language of choice for four years in high school, and taking Italian 101 to fulfill my college language requirement my freshman year, I spent my sophomore year in college in Rome. As an undecided liberal...

Maps and their uses

Reconciliation and Right Relationships

As both a high school teacher and parish catechist, I always looked forward to diving into the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Some might call me slightly deranged, but I loved being bombarded by the whines and groans of adolescents who just...

Reconciliation and Right Relationships