"Crosswords for Catholics" (Volume II) by Bob Carson

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The Catholic Register's crossword guru Bob Carson is back with Volume II of his popular Crosswords for Catholics. This faith-filled softcover book contains 80 brand new crossword puzzles that are designed to intellectually entertain and spiritually inspire. Like Volume I, it is a large-format book loaded with clues drawn from traditional religious themes and clues based on artists and entertainers whose work is influenced by faith.

Canadian orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 8"x 10.5" / $9.99 + $3.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-1-9 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books

US orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 8"x 10.5" / $9.99 + $6.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-1-9 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books

International orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 8"x 10.5" / $9.99 + $10.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-1-9 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books



"More Than Survive" by Fr. Frank Freitas

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By Fr. Frank Freitas

Three years ago in Are We There Yet?, Fr. Frank Freitas offered inspiring advice to help people discover how to become the person God is calling them to be. In More Than Survive, he follows up by proposing that, more than merely survive in an increasingly hectic world, God wants us to thrive. This needn't be a daunting challenge, he writes, but it does require the establishment of a firm Christian underpinning to guide us through our day-to-day lives.

Click here to read an extract from the book - "More Than Survive"

Canadian orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 5.5"x8.5" / $14.99 + $3.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-2-6 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books

US orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 5.5"x8.5" / $14.99 + $6.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-2-6 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books

International orders: 112 pages / Paperback / 5.5"x8.5" / $14.99 + $10.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-2-6 / © 2016 Catholic Register Books

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By Fr. Frank Freitas | Click here for more information

Three years ago in Are We There Yet?, Fr. Frank Freitas offered inspiring advice to help people discover how to become the person God is calling them to be. In More Than Survive, he follows up by proposing that, more than merely survive in an increasingly hectic world, God wants us to thrive. This needn't be a daunting challenge, he writes, but it does require the establishment of a firm Christian underpinning to guide us through our day-to-day lives.

Click here to read an extract from the book - "More Than Survive"


Crossword-Vol-2Crosswords for Catholics (Vol. II)

By Bob Carson | Click here for more information

The Catholic Register's crossword guru Bob Carson is back with Volume II of his popular Crosswords for Catholics. This faith-filled softcover book contains 80 brand new crossword puzzles that are designed to intellectually entertain and spiritually inspire. Like Volume I, it is a large-format book loaded with clues drawn from traditional religious themes and clues based on artists and entertainers whose work is influenced by faith.


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Pilarski tackles a breath-taking range of topics: working moms, child-rearing, faith, marriage, attending Mass, public morality, holiday celebrations, education, friendship and such important Catholic themes as faith, hope and charity. The finished product is a book full of courage, wit and grace that author Lisa Hendey calls a "terrific compilation of writings about the triumphs and tragedies of being a mother in today's world."

Click here to read an extract from the book - "Mother Matters"


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Raby-TheLittleWorldThe Little World of Fr. Raby, 1980-2007

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For almost 50 years, Msgr. Tom Raby delighted readers of The Catholic Register with his folksy observations of life and people in his weekly column “The Little World of Father Raby.”
Following two popular books in the 1970s that showcased his early work, The Little World of Father Raby:1980-2007 is the long-overdue final instalment of the charming tales of parish life that brought Raby legions of fans. It is a book comprising 81 of Raby's best columns, a collection of anecdotes, reflections, lessons, humour, kindness, wisdom, faith and prayer from a humble man who dedicated his life to serving God and his parishioners.


Raby-AChildIsBornA Child is Born: Poems of Christmas

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In 1967 beloved columnist Msgr. Tom Raby penned his first Christmas poem and launched a December tradition that would delight readers of The Catholic Register until 2004. For almost four decades the Christmas poems of Fr. Raby were as much a part of the season as the angel atop the tree.

Now for the first time all 37 of those poems have been collected in a book of verse that will fill hearts with joy and fit easily in a Christmas stocking.

"Out of the Cold: A history of caring" by Michael Swan

Out Of The ColdOut of the Cold: A history of caring
By Michael Swan

From a modest storefront that opened 28 years ago to serve hot meals to a handful of homeless people, Out of the Cold has developed into an acclaimed winter program that last year provided food and overnight shelter to more than 12,000 homeless people.

Catholic Register associate editor Michael Swan tells the remarkable story of how Out of the Cold evolved from modest beginnings as a weekend project at a Toronto Catholic high school into an extraordinary example of Christian love and caring. It’s a story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Canadian orders: 126 pages / Paperback / 5.5"x8.5" / $14.99 + $3.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-0-2 / © 2015 Catholic Register Books

US orders: 126 pages / Paperback / 5.5"x8.5" / $14.99 + $5.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-0-2 / © 2015 Catholic Register Books

International orders: 126 pages / Paperback / 5.5"x8.5" / $14.99 + $10.00 shipping / ISBN 978-0-9948716-0-2 / © 2015 Catholic Register Books

"Crosswords for Catholics" by Bob Carson

Crosswords for CatholicsCrosswords for Catholics: 92 puzzles that are good for the soul
By Bob Carson

Who says religion can't be fun? Crosswords for Catholics is a book of 92 original crossword puzzles by Bob Carson, whose crosswords appear weekly in The Catholic Register. Intended to be uplifting and entertaining, this large-format book combines clues based on traditional religious themes with clues based on artists and entertainers whose work is influenced by faith. The answers aren't exclusively religious but each puzzle has a distinctly religious flavour. Themes range from bible figures, saints and religious orders to writers, artists and social leaders to the Stations of the Cross, the rosary and miracles.

Canadian orders: 124 pages / Paperback / 8"x10.5" / $10.49 plus shipping / ISBN 978-0-9784389-9-9 / © 2014 Catholic Register Books

US and International orders: 124 pages / Paperback / 8"x10.5" / $10.49 plus shipping / ISBN 978-0-9784389-9-9 / © 2014 Catholic Register Books


"Are We There Yet?" by Fr. Frank Freitas

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By Fr. Frank Freitas

This is a good retreat, helping us to examine our life and gently encouraging us to make necessary changes so that we might live ever more fully, following in the way of the Lord. I recommend this book" — Bishop Douglas Crosby

Are We There Yet? is published by Catholic Register Books to help mark the Year of Faith and is timed to coincide with Lent. It is an inspiring book to help people discover who God is calling them to be while also providing a spiritual roadmap to guide them there. Through personal anecdotes, reflections and common-sense advice, Fr. Freitas shows that the key to navigating our spiritual journey is to first identify our purpose in life and then trust in God's compass to show us how to reach our final destination.

- Click here to read an extract from the book - "Are We There Yet?"

160 pages / Paperback / $12.00 plus S&H / ISBN 978-0-9784389-8-2 / © 2013 Catholic Register Books

"Discover Your Divine Investment: The path to spiritual joy" by Fr. Stan Chu Ilo

Discover Your Divine InvestmentDiscover Your Divine Investment: The path to spiritual joy
By Fr. Stan Chu Ilo

Discover Your Divine Investment is an inspirational book of joy and hope. By sharing his own personal stories in a very human and compassionate manner, Fr. Stan Chu Ilo calls us to unlock the key to true happiness by identifying God's unique plan for our lives and our purpose for living. He explains that God has a divine investment in each of us. He endows us with gifts and calls us to discover those treasures and use them to maximize our spiritual health and for God's glory. That is no easy task. But Fr. Stan shows us that by being open to God's unconditional love, by spreading that love and by becoming stewards of God's investment, He will lead us onto a path of spiritual joy.



160 pages / Paperback / $12.00 plus S&H / ISBN: 978-0-9784389-7-5 / © 2012 Catholic Register Books

"Motherhood Matters" by Dorothy Pilarski

Pilarski MotherhoodMattersHailed as thought-provoking, inspirational passionate and honest, Motherhood Matters by Dorothy Pilarski is a straight-talking guide for Catholic mothers trying to cope in today's hectic world.

Pilarski, a mother of two teenagers, has lovingly compiled a personal collection of touching stories, letters, prayers and quotes that she has been sharing with her Mother's Group for many years. TV talk show host Colleen Hammond calls the finished product "thought provoking and "jam-packed with inspiration."

Pilarski tackles a breath-taking range of topics: working moms, child-rearing, faith, marriage, attending Mass, public morality, holiday celebrations, education, friendship and such important Catholic themes as faith, hope and charity. The finished product is a book full of courage, wit and grace that author Lisa Hendey calls a "terrific compilation of writings about the triumphs and tragedies of being a mother in today's world."

- Click here to read an extract from the book - "Sunday Do’s and Dont’s"

160 pages / Paperback / $12.00 plus S&H / ISBN: 978-0-9784389-5-1 / © 2011 Catholic Register Books

Catholic Education: A Light of Truth By Dennis Murphy

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By Dennis Murphy

Now you can get all Msgr. Dennis Murphy’s essays on the spirituality of Catholic education in a single, paperback volume. The book brings together seven updated essays with an introduction by Msgr. Murphy on the challenges facing Catholic education and how we can meet them.

Trade paperback, 153 pages, plus Foreword by Joseph Sinasac, $14.95 plus S&H.

The Little World of Fr. Raby, 1980-2007 By Msgr. Thomas Raby

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by Msgr. Thomas Raby

For almost 50 years, Msgr. Tom Raby delighted readers of The Catholic Register with his folksy observations of life and people in his weekly column “The Little World of Father Raby.”

Following two popular books in the 1970s that showcased his early work, The Little World of Father Raby:1980-2007 is the long-overdue final instalment of the charming tales of parish life that brought Raby legions of fans. It is a book comprising 81 of Raby's best columns, a collection of anecdotes, reflections, lessons, humour, kindness, wisdom, faith and prayer from a humble man who dedicated his life to serving God and his parishioners.

Raby, 91 stopped writing in 2007 after suffering a series of strokes, nine years after he had retired as a pastor. A native of Gananoque, Ont., he graduated from St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, was ordained at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kingston in 1945 and studied journalism at Marquette University from 1949-50 before coming home to his twin callings of words and faith.

Paperback, 5 x 8 inches, 188 pages with black and white photos, $12.00 plus S&H

A Child is Born: Poems of Christmas by Msgr. Thomas Raby

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by Msgr. Thomas Raby

In 1967 beloved columnist Msgr. Tom Raby penned his first Christmas poem and launched a December tradition that would delight readers of The Catholic Register until 2004. For almost four decades the Christmas poems of Fr. Raby were as much a part of the season as the angel atop the tree.

Now for the first time all 37 of those poems have been collected in a book of verse that will fill hearts with joy and fit easily in a Christmas stocking.

A Child is Born: Poems of Christmas is a celebration of the faith, joy and peace of Christmas written in a style sure to entertain readers of all ages.

The poems of Fr. Raby were eagerly awaited because they went to the heart of what Christmas is really about. His verse ignores the secular adornments of Christmas to proclaim the birth of Christ with wonder and awe, faith and prayer, peace and goodwill, joy and good humour.

For almost 50 years, Fr. Raby wrote a popular weekly column for the Register called “The Little World of Fr. Raby.” Health problems caused him to stop writing in 2007 and now, at 92, he lives in Kingston, Ont. A year ago The Register published an anthology of the best of “The Little World of Fr. Raby.”

Paperback 4 x 7 inches, 88 pages, list price $8.00 plus S&H

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