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  1. John Herreid

    The Darkness of Christmas

    December 16, 2014 12:18 pm Leave a Comment

    As a child my family had the usual comforting Christmas rituals: watching It’s a Wonderful Life, listening to Handel’s Messiah, decorating the tree, baking cookies, wrapping presents.  The licorice smell of anise-flavored springerle cookies, the taste of gingerbread, the sound of the voices as they announce the coming of the… Read more »

    Tags: Christmas; Tolkien sorrow

  2. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    The Double Life of Veronica

    December 10, 2014 12:29 pm 5 Comments

    Last night I went to see Kieślowski’s La Double Vie de Véronique (1991) at the cinema, thinking I had seen it many years before. However, I swiftly realized that I had seen only half of the first half, which is about a young Polish singer named Weronika. And I was sorry I… Read more »


  3. John Herreid

    Crapulous Cowards and Quarrels

    December 5, 2014 7:25 pm 1 Comment

    “I object to a quarrel because it always interrupts an argument.” —G. K. Chesterton As I write, a lot of Catholics are worried about the ongoing tussling about pastoral issues in the Church. Others are worried about what seems to be a growing partisan divide in America between those with… Read more »

    Tags: ben hatke chesterton reviews the ball and the cross

  4. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest: Happy Advent!

    December 5, 2014 10:48 am Leave a Comment

    Need some Christmas gift ideas? Why not some of our novels? These reviewers think these books are great!   Deacon Jim Russell had this to say about Roger Thomas’ The Accidental Marriage: “The new novel “The Accidental Marriage” (Ignatius Press) by Roger B. Thomas is not exactly a familiar portrait of… Read more »

    Tags: bloggers blogs christmas gifts Iota novels reviews The Accidenta

  5. Meryl Amland

    A Review of Mockingjay Part 1

    November 25, 2014 3:17 pm Leave a Comment

    Mockingjay Part 1, the final installment of The Hunger Games series, opened this past weekend as the top selling movie in the box office. The adaptation of Suzanne Collin’s novel left something to be desired for both critics and fans alike. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of… Read more »

    Tags: film hunger games mockingjay novels to movies suzanne collins

  6. Ignatius Press Novels

    An Interview with T. M. Doran

    November 13, 2014 7:16 pm Leave a Comment

    T. M. Doran’s third novel from Ignatius Press, Iota, has just been published. The story of a man imprisoned by the Communist Russian “liberators” of Prague following World War II, Iota has been hailed as a dark and gripping exploration of themes such as conscience, guilt, complicity, and innocence. It… Read more »

    Tags: interview Iota T.M. Doran writing

  7. T. M. Doran

    Ever since Terrapin was published and a Cole Porter Palmer short mystery story was included as an appendix (“The Deadly Dart Mystery”), Ignatius has been offering an annual CPP mystery story. In 2012: “A Legendary Mystery”. In 2013: “The Yellow Tavern Mystery”. And in 2014: “The Linden Murder Case Mystery”…. Read more »

    Tags: Iota mystery fiction T.M. Doran Terrapin

  8. Ignatius Press Novels

    Terrapin available as a free e-book *UPDATE* Offer has expired

    November 10, 2014 4:29 pm 9 Comments

    For a limited time, download a free e-book of Terrapin, the acclaimed mystery novel by T.M. Doran, including the new short mystery story “The Linden Murder Case Mystery”. Click here to download a zip file containing both .prc and .epub formats of this e-book. This free e-book was available only… Read more »

    Tags: e-book mystery T.M. Doran Terrapin

  9. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest: Thanksgiving Edition

    November 5, 2014 8:49 am Leave a Comment

    Readers just can’t get enough of Roger Thomas’ new novel! Sarah Reinhard at the National Catholic Register gives an insightful review on Roger Thomas’ The Accidental Marriage: “Love is misunderstood so often, so it shouldn’t be surprising that so many people misunderstand marriage. Marriage isn’t just about love the feeling:… Read more »

    Tags: bloggers blogs novels reviews Roger Thomas The Accidental Marriage

  10. Ignatius Press Novels

    The Freshest Love Story This Season Isn’t a Romance

    October 29, 2014 11:52 am 4 Comments

    In the wake of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, there has been a renewed interest in talking about marriage and family—especially marriages and families that are in irregular situations. In Roger Thomas’s new novel, The Accidental Marriage, he traces a coupling that follows a highly irregular path. Scott and Megan… Read more »

    Tags: love marriage Roger Thomas romance sex The Accidental Marriage

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