Book news and notes

Man VirtuesNew books include:

Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church, by Steve Weidenkopf

The Lord’s Prayer, by T.J. Burkick

The Handy Little Guide to Confession, by Michelle Jones Schoeder

For Those Who Grieve, by Jeannie Ewing

Man Virtues, by Robert P. Lockwood

Lovely: How I Learned to Embrace the Body God Gave Me, by Amanda Martinez Beck

Clueless in Galilee: A Fresh Take on the Gospels, by Mac Barron

Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage, by Laura Kelly Fanucci and Franco David Fanucci

Detached: Put Your Phone in its Place, by T. J. Burdick

Glory Be Saints Calendar, with art from Rebecca Pohlmeier


Congrats, authors! Visit

Two new books!


Congrats to authors Mac Barron and Laura and Franco Fanucci!

Mac’s book, “Clueless in Galilee,” and Laura and Franco’s book, “Grieving Together,” arrived in the warehouse this week.

In “Clueless in Galilee” author Mac Barron assures us that Jesus loves us, even though we’re human. We know this, because the Bible says so. Over and over and over again. With its hilarious, sometimes irreverent, and always humble reflections, this book will make you laugh and help you look at the Bible — and yourself — in a whole new way.

“Grieving Together” is the book the Fanuccis had wished for after their miscarriage. Practical resources include Scripture, prayers, and official Catholic rites. It also speaks to the unique concerns of fathers, and includes many real-life stories from couples in many different circumstances.


Catholic Press book award winners

Congrats to the following OSV authors! Awards were announced June 15 at the annual Catholic Press Association awards banquet:

Gretchen R. Crowe – Second Place in Prayer for Why the Rosary, Why Now?

Sherry Weddell – Honorable Mention in Spirituality for Fruitful Discipleship Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World

Susan Tassone – Third Place in Prayer for St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners

Art & Laraine Bennett – Third Place in Family Life for Tuned In: The Power of Pressing Pause and Listening

Fr. Thomas Berg – Honorable Mention in Pastoral Ministry for Hurting in the Church A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics

Upcoming webcasts

WebcastsTopJune 5 — Restoring Trust: A Couple’s Guide to Getting Past Porn, presented by Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP-C.

June 13 — The Ever-Present God, presented by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.

June 19 — Saintly Secrets, presented by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker.

June 21 — Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God’s Design, presented by Terry Polakovic.

June 27 — Media Matters, presented by Teresa Tomeo.

June 27 — How Basic Study Principles Enhance Lectio Divina by Karl A. Schultz

Just click here for more info and to register for any of the webcasts. Can’t listen in at the time scheduled? No worries. They’re archived!

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This week’s webcasts

On Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., Janet E. Smith will lead a webcast “Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later.” This brief presentation will discuss the reception of Humanae vitae, some of the defenses and some of the current challenges. Janet is the author of the new pamphlet by Our Sunday Visitor, The Beauty of God’s Design: Understanding and Appreciating Humanae Vitae.

Maureen Cummings, author of In God’s Hands: Living Through Illness with Faith, will discuss her new book and answer audience questions on Thursday, May 4 at 2 p.m.

You’ll find more information, including links to register, here. Presentations are archived, so if you can’t attend at the scheduled time, no worries. Listen at your convenience.

Are you an OSV author who’d like to host a webcast about your book? Let us know! Email Tracy at