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Phil Lawler's new book at steep discounts!

By Dr. Jeff Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | May 09, 2013

Would people in your parish/school/organization enjoy a beautifully illustrated book about Pope Francis and the conclave that chose him?

Are you looking for appropriate gifts for graduates? For a Confirmation class?

Do you want to stock up early on Christmas and/or birthday presents?

A Call to Serve, co-authored by our own Phil Lawler (with Stefan von Kempis of Vatican Radio), is available from the publisher at steep discounts, especially for bulk purchases. Order 40 copies for just $6 apiece. (The list price is $16.95.) For 200 copies, the cost is only $5 per copy! Even a single copy is just $7: lower than the Amazon price.

This beautifully produced book will be a keepsake, a reminder of an unprecedented time in Church history: the first papal resignation in centuries; the election of the first Pontiff from the New World. The text and photos cover the period from the Pope Benedict’s shocking announcement that he planned to resign through the first days of an unconventional new papacy. There's a short biography of Pope Francis, too, and a quick analysis of the challenge he now faces. 

You can learn more about the book on the publisher’s web site. Tell your friends about it; it’s easy to remember the web address:

And don’t forget: We’re sending an autographed copy of A Call to Serve to anyone who donates over $99 to the Catholic Culture site during our Easter campaign!

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - May. 17, 2018 2:34 PM ET USA

    When did Pope Francis introduce discernment, dialogue, mercy, and gradualness? These have been a part of Catholic terminology for thousands of years. At the risk of being called a Francis "critic," Francis has abused these ideas to undermine an orthodox moral theology. The only thing he has "introduced" is moral relativism: "We musn't apply the moral law mechanically," and ambiguous support for pro-life values by his praise of mass murdering abortionists.

  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Mar. 11, 2018 10:33 PM ET USA

    But let us not let our anger get the best of us. "Be angry, but do not sin," was Paul's very wise counsel. Let us not become bitter or descend to mere bishop-bashing, but turn to fasting and prayer and trusting that Jesus Christ is still Lord of His Church.

  • Posted by: feedback - Mar. 11, 2018 10:27 AM ET USA

    Perhaps Card Cupich attempts to change the doctrine by a simple change in phraseology? But, unlike the Vicar of Christ, Card Cupich does not enjoy a comparable level of respect to be able to afford to ignore critics of that sort of technique.

  • Posted by: MatJohn - Mar. 09, 2018 7:28 PM ET USA

    Paraphrasing a politician of the not too distant past- Anger in affirming truth is no vice. Semantically challenging settled doctrine is no virtue.

  • Posted by: Retired01 - Mar. 09, 2018 11:59 AM ET USA

    And Mr. Lawler, you are right in being angry. I am proud of belonging to the "Angry Catholics Group", a group whose numbers are increasing. Your presence confirms that I am in good company.