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 Most law firms are stuck in the outdated mentality that they can only bill in this one way.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)

What Must I Do To Be Saved? (Marcus Grodi)

This primer on the foundational Bible verse, John 3:16, is a welcome introduction to the differences between the Catholic understanding of the verse and that of mainline Protestantism. Marcus Grodi puts the verse into the larger context of a community of faith and historical perspective, thereby enriching the reader's understanding of this key passage. Grodi … Continue reading What Must I Do To Be Saved? (Marcus Grodi)

The Year of Faith (Fr. Mitch Pacwa)

Father Pacwa's new book--a Bible study guide for the Year of Faith--is a wonderful thematic introduction to the Bible. Father discusses key scriptural passages in light of six themes: (1) Belief in Jesus Christ, (2) Assent to the Creed, (3) Conversion, (4) The Witness of Charity, (5) Celebrating Faith, and (6) Faith and the New … Continue reading The Year of Faith (Fr. Mitch Pacwa)

Padre Pio’s Spiritual Direction for Every Day (Pasquale)

  Padre Pio's Spiritual Direction is a compilation of spiritual advice and encouragement from Padre Pio gathered from his correspondence with others. Sometimes, even, we catch a glimpse of Padre Pio's own struggles in the passages from letters to his spiritual director. These intimate instructions to others are like a daily dose of spiritual direction … Continue reading Padre Pio’s Spiritual Direction for Every Day (Pasquale)