Meeting God in the Upper Room (Msgr. Peter Vaghi)

It's an image that is familiar to any Christian. It's been the subject for myriad artists for centuries, from paint-by-number coloring books to DaVinci, Raphael, and the greats. The Upper Room is a source of great mystery while at the same time being the center of several of the most significant events of Revelation. It … Continue reading Meeting God in the Upper Room (Msgr. Peter Vaghi)

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Padre Pio: A Personal Portrait (Francesco Napolitano)

Much of what I knew about Padre Pio before reading this book came through stories that seemed apocryphal. They seemed too good to be true. They seemed to be part of the saccharine hagiography that characterizes so much of what is out there. This book changed all that. Fr. Francesco Napolitano knew Padre Pio, worked … Continue reading Padre Pio: A Personal Portrait (Francesco Napolitano)

The Billable Hour and the death of the soul

Someone has recently penned an obituary for the billable hour. I'm a lawyer, and I cannot tell you how much I wish it were dead, but I have doubts that it will actually die any time soon. Most law firms are stuck in the outdated mentality that they can only bill in this one way. And it … Continue reading The Billable Hour and the death of the soul

When You Suffer (Jeff Cavins)

In the great line of books about suffering, including Peter Kreeft's great Making Sense Out of Suffering and my personal favorite, the sadly out-of-print The Pain of Christ and the Sorrow of God by Fr. Gerald Vann, OP,  comes Jeff Cavins's book, When you Suffer. What Cavins offers that others have not is to frame issues of … Continue reading When You Suffer (Jeff Cavins)